Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej (IPN)) has created a historical board game about the Communist era. The game simulates citizens waiting in line to buy scant supplies of groceries. Players jockey for position in the lines, using excuses like “I’m a woman with a baby”, but may end up at stores that have run out of supplies, anyway. It is a clever bit of propaganda, a reminder of how life is now better.

The game is called Kolejka – Queue, in English – and it is designed by Karol Madaj. Karol has designed several other games put out by the institute.


The complete rules (in Polish) can be found at BGG.