Posted by Yehuda Berlinger as Modern Board Games
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.
No comments? C’mon, guys–the packaging alone is brilliant! What a great theme! As long as the gameplay is somewhat engaging this should be a winner! The items you have to buy–over the top. There could not BE a more fun celebration of Soviet Communism. Just my 2 rubles . . .
Where can I buy a copy of Kolejka in USA, maybe even in Washington State?
i’m from new jersey, america and i wanted to buy this game but i can’t read the website that shadejon linked? any other sites? the BBC said the game would be on sale starting feb 5, 2011 and it’s not on ebay or amazon. what’s the deal?
even funnier, game is scarce article that one cannot get and has to wait in virtual line. I can’t get hands on this!!!