Simbabwe: Easy to play but hard to escape from

When I used to play Sim City, one of my favorite computer games back in the day, I would always think: This is fun, but when will they come out with a Zimbabwe edition? Finally, it seems, my prayers have been answered.

Introducing Simbabwe. Hailed as the “leading Zimbabwe simulation for Mac OS X”– and I’m sure there’s some fierce competition in that category– the game tries to simulate all the great things about Zimbabwe that you and I love so much: economic disasters, humanitarian crises, and of course, megalomaniacal dictators.

From the website: “Welcome to Simbabwe, where the property is already owned and the houses built and you compete to burn and dispossess them. Bounce around the map plundering farms, denying grain silos to opposition supporters and robbing the community chest.”

Sounds like fun, no?

No word on whether the game, like the real Zimbabwe, features $10 million bills.