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Branches of Power Review

Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Branches of Power is a strategy game where you control all three branches of US government. You run the country with the ability to introduce presidential agendas, write legislation, sign or veto bills, and even judge passed laws. It's a lot to deal with and intentionally so. As you play you learn about how these different aspects of governance work.

Play involves making a series of decisions. You pick leaders for each branch of government, create a presidential agenda, introduce bills and pass laws out of Congress and apply judicial review to pass laws.

As you progress the challenge develops. The game simulates how the separation of powers and checks and balances limit government, while contributing to the creation of laws. You can analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

This is part of the iCivics series of games, you can also play Win the White House.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds

Release Date: 29/05/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Web and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Role-Playing

Developer: i Civics (@iCivics)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 20 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Branches of Power

Web Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

10-14 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Branches of Power Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@iCivics) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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