May i introduce you to a fairly new/in development game that is rather crude but i have found to be rather fun. http://oppressive.games/power/index.php Basicly you make a politician in a US state with certain ideological picks (best to take picks that somewhat match youre state) and you try to run for senator, governor, party chairman or president. There are a number of implemented features and more is being added graduatly, the senate is more fleshed out and economy is getting implemented. It's rather playable and there is plenty of room for intrigue and backstabbing. I must warn people though, it also attracks some unsavory extreme ideological types, the republican party for ex. is currently struggling due to the influence of the "too much right" elements. Also for many it's a lot about meme's I think this game can use more intelligent players, so therefore i'm promoting it here. If possible even players of this forum should join and work toghether in secrecy for the glory of Civfanatics, some tried but didn't use enough secrecy.