Politocracy: a political form of government in which the politicians and their ideologists work for the party not the electorate.The raison d'etre is to maintain
ideological and in turn policy dominance; the political class becomes self-serving thus divorced from objective governance.
In Politocracy The Game, players as candidates raise money from ideologically compatible interest groups to acquire the support of ideologically compatible constituents. While no
guarantee, the candidate with the most money secures the most constituents. That candidate has a good chance of winning, bad luck notwithstanding.
Candidates begin in the middle – as Centrists – ideologically “neutral”. As the game progresses, candidates figure out that the ideological base of their supporting (owned) constituents
favorably aligns to the left (Progressive) or the right (Conservative). “Proper ideological alignment” produces optimal popularity and fundraising
benefits. Successful candidates declare an ideology that most advantageously aligns them with their constituent base and financial supporters.
The underlying mechanics of the game, e.g. the ideological basis of constituent groups and financial contributions of interest groups, is basedare based upon
publically available and factual statistical data, voting behavior and financial contribution data.
Events, revealed when candidates land on Hope and Change squares, have positive and negative consequences. Many candidate decisions will determine the outcome of their campaigns and
the campaigns of others. Chance, dirty tricks, deception, just plain politics, negative advertising, pandering, media bias, the polls and the roll of the die all have an impact on candidates’ plans
to occupy the White House.