New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s admininstration is under investigation for allegedly illegally diverting traffic on the George Washington Bridge.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is under investigation for allegedly blocking the efforts of a probe into government corruption by the Moreland Commission which he established to investigate corruption in government.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s administration is under investigation for allegedly illegally communicating with SuperPac’s supporting his election campaign efforts.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s adminstration is under investigation for allegedly illegally hiring and maintaining a political slush fund.
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s adminstration is under investigation for allegedly abusing his power for vetoing a budget that would have funded investigations into government corruption. Update:A Texas grand jury indicted Rick Perry for abuse of power one day after we unveiled this fun contest.
Frank Underwood, a South Carolina Democrat, murdered two people – a super, hot reporter and a member of Congress as he wormed himself into the role of President of the United States in Netflix “House of Cards” show.
Do these revelations shock you? Do you think you can guess the month/year when one or all of these bozos gets indicted?
Do you wonder if you could do a better job as a political leader?
The nutty HarryBalls team has partnered with indie game company Positech Games to launch the irreverent “Guess When the Politician Gets Indicted Office Pool” sponsored by Positech’s Democracy 3, a political simulation video game out now on the PC ($24.95) , Linux ($24.95 via Steam), Mac ($24.95 via Steam) and the IPad $9.99.
You can participate in the “Guess When the Politician Gets Indicted Office Pool” here with other Harry Balls site visitors by emailing hb At harryballsdotcom with the governor name and the month and year you think the indictment will come down. Don’t forget to include your real name. You can also download via Dropbox a pdf version and play this fun pool with your co-workers.
We will add your name to the chart. If you choose the right month and right politician you will receive one free copy of Democracy 3 for the device you specify.
In Democracy 3 you are the leader of either the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany or Australia. The game presents a Seth Meyers like chief of staff to guide you through the tutorial. The game player must handle multiple constituencies with diverging and overlapping agendas as the player does what it takes to lead a country and to get re-elected. The game provides a dashboard which presents the icons or key metrics you might use to run a country like GDP, health, education, unemployment, crime and poverty. Its a great intellectual challenge for you to engage your political thought process and to measure your life ambitions.
Democracy 3 Purchase Links: Democracy 3 PC $24.95, Democracy 3 IPad $9.99, Linux ($24.95 via Steam), Mac ($24.95 via Steam) . Here’s a video walk through of Democracy 3 created by Bran Targaryen. The “Guess When The Politician Gets Indicted Office Pool” follows the video.
The HarryBalls.com “Guess When The Politician Gets Indicted Office Pool”
Sponsored by Democracy 3, a Political Simulation Video Game for the PC & IPad
|C. Christie||A. Cuomo||S. Walker||P. Quinn||R. Perry||F. Underwood|
|NJ – R||NY – D||WI – R||Il – D||TX – R||SC – D|
|Odds||5 to 1||3 to 1||4 to 1||3 to 1||4 to 1||5,000 to 1|
Guess When The Politician Gets Indicted Office Pool Guidelines:
1. Created to share with your office mates like the SuperBowl or NCAA Basketball office pools. You can also download via Dropbox a pdf version and play this fun pool with your co-workers.
2. Organizer runs the pool and determines the rules/prizes.
3. 96 boxes allows for up to 96 participants.
4. Participants place their name in the box of the month/year they think the particular governor will get indicted regardless of whether they are still hold office.
5. Participants can fill in more than one box.
6. Anyone who wants to participate in this one on the HarryBalls.com web site can email us at hb AT harryballs DOT Com with their name, month/year/governor name they think will get hit the indictment. There’s no purchase necessary but feel free to tell your friends about this office pool.
7. No Purchase necessary. Must be over 18 to be eligible.
8. Winners get one free copy of Democracy 3 for the PC or IPad.