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Shall we play a game?

Bill Coffin | September 18, 2017

I have long been a player of computer games, from my first Atari 2600—a video game console so stylish it featured wood paneling—to getting whipped regularly by my son on the PlayStation 4. But being on the go quite often, and being a slave to my mobile devices, I like to have a good set of games to play when I have a free moment. So you can imagine my interest when I caught wind of a new game called Kleptocrat: How to Hide Dirty Money. The game is available for free download for iOS on the Apple App Store.

The idea is that you are the ruler of a country with no intent to rule legitimately or sustainably. Your aim is to abuse your power while you can to line your pockets. You win the game if you can steal enough money, hide it from investigators, and convert it to goodies for yourself, like a watch worth several times your yearly salary, or an armored sports car. You lose the... To get the full story, subscribe now.