A group of young gamers developed a new board game that has a political and social message regarding Gerrymandering, which is defined as ‘a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries’. The gamers now turned game developers argue that this is big issue in the US, particularly where they live in the States.
According to The Houston Chronicle, the game developers who are siblings, namely Louis and Rebecca Lafair, ‘wanted to start a conversation about a topic that isn’t discussed enough’, making a new game to raise consciousness about this underdiscussed topic. They argue that where they live, the 10th congressional district of Texas, is one of the most gerrymandered districts in the whole state of Texas.
The game is named Mapmaker,and it involves each player attempting to build lines around the voting areas to increase their influence in the elections.
The game can be found on Kickstarter. Altough a game with a light tone, the siblings know that the message they are trying to make is very serious, therefore, they are planning to send the game to‘supreme Court justices, state legislators and other politicians.’