Simbabwe
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Political tyrant board game.   Free
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Simbabwe... You have to burn a lot of houses to become one of the world's foremost tyrants.

Welcome to Simbabwe, where the property is already owned and the houses built and you compete to burn and dispossess them. Plunder farms, deny grain silos to opposition supporters, rig elections, gaol opponents and taunt the Commonwealth as you use intimidation and stooges to create a mugaboly on power.

Compete with Robert Mugabe, Canaan Banana, Cecil Rhodes and Sir Godfrey Huggins to earn a place on the all-time EU travel ban list.

Easy to play but difficult to
What's New
Version 1.8:
  • Plumes of noxious smoke billow from torched other people's property
  • Bug fixes and tweaks
  • Version number incremented
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later

*Previously available here



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The Daily Grind Network (developer) commented on 24 Feb 2008
I have uploaded a new version (1.7.1) that ought to address the problems some Leopard users have been having. Thanks for your patience. Please let me know how the revised code runs on your machine by emailing: software-support (at) thedailygrind.net
[Version 1.7]


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Dalahast commented on 23 Feb 2008
No, Esperanto uses ŝ for the /ʃ/ sound, so it can't be.
[Version 1.7]


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toskimills commented on 19 Jan 2006
As a black zimbabwean, this game is hillarious and great to play it is a farce of everything that us zimbabweans have been through nice to be reminded of everything we have been through in the last couple of years and have a good laugh at it. Simbabwe is mushee steric!!!.
[Version 1.6]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 19 Jan 2006
mushee steric: much hysteric: very funny?

Is that Esperanto? Just curious.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Sep 2005
Great game, but still crashes frequently and randomly. Have tried restarting and using Simbabwe as the only open program, but still crashes.

G5 DP 2.7, 10.4.2, 1.5 GB RAM
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Sep 2005
When it crashes, could you please open Applications/Utilities/Console, save a copy of the log (from the file menu), and send it to software-support (at) thedailygrind.net ?

Thanks
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Sep 2005
Hilarious at first, but not too advanced as games go - it's Monopoly only not as obvious which properties belong to the same group.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Sep 2005
Isn't this is in extraordinary bad taste? Mugabe's murderous regime isn't a particularly amusing subject for a game.
[Version 1.0]

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mickeymoose replied on 06 Sep 2005
hmm, someone's got a good sense of humour
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Anonymous commented on 06 Sep 2005
Can I suggest boSIMnia next? Or perhaps SIMdi Arabia? Or hell, naSIM germany!

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should, or you fall into the same filthy pit that Billy "get on with it" Connolly went to.
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Anonymous commented on 06 Sep 2005
Get a grip. This isn't in the same league as what Connelly has been known to spout. It's a silly game, nothing to get upset about. Did you even play it? A round takes half an hour or less, give it a spin before you complain.
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Anonymous commented on 07 Oct 2005
Another one of those case where the West sees him as evil while the landless poor there sees him as a hero.
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Anonymous commented on 02 Nov 2005
If you can't laugh the face of horror and people who perpetrate it then curl up into a ball and cry. Parody is what makes the bitter taste of a world gone crazy bearable. Fun game, if a bit bland as it progresses.
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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Sep 2005
Tends to quit unexpectedly often, it doesn't give any reason.
[Version 1.0]

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Demosthenes replied on 17 Dec 2005
If you can't make fun of murderous dictators, then who can you make fun of?
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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Sep 2005
really really fun and addictive...with the added bonus of being totally hilarious...!!
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Sep 2005
Haven't played it, but the guy deserves five stars just for the name pun !
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Sep 2005
Excellent game, loads of fun!
[Version 1.0]


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mproud had trouble on 17 Apr 2008
Crashes during launch on MBP 15" 2.2 GHz with 10.5.2.

From the Console:

Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 5

Application Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Invalid parameter not satisfying: _displayPostingDisableCount > 0'
[Version 1.8]


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vetola had trouble on 24 Feb 2008
I have iMac Intel Core 2 Duo and Mac OS X 10.5.2. This game (1.7.1) won't launch. Crash everytime I try to launch it.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Downloads:8,276
Version Downloads:1,964
Type:Games : Card and Board
License:Free
Date:02 Apr 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Simbabwe... You have to burn a lot of houses to become one of the world's foremost tyrants.

Welcome to Simbabwe, where the property is already owned and the houses built and you compete to burn and dispossess them. Plunder farms, deny grain silos to opposition supporters, rig elections, gaol opponents and taunt the Commonwealth as you use intimidation and stooges to create a mugaboly on power.

Compete with Robert Mugabe, Canaan Banana, Cecil Rhodes and Sir Godfrey Huggins to earn a place on the all-time EU travel ban list.

Easy to play but difficult to escape from, Simbabwe is a richly detailed, evolved board game with unscrupulous AI and editorial cartoon graphics.

Familiar gaming metaphors and an authentic OS X aqua interface minimise the download-to-despotism time. Detailed in-game help is provided to get players and their thugs up and burning as quickly as possible.

Features:
  • Challenging AI
  • Sophisticated inflation model: watch prices go up and savings erode every time you print money.
  • International reputation model: your actions determine whether you get aid, a travel ban or a slam dunk in the slammer on setting foot outside Zimbabwe.
  • Splenetic graphics
  • Vibrant sound effects
  • Over 60 dynamically triggered events, including adopting Marxism in 1988, the Land Reallocation Act 1992 and Operation Drive Out Rubbish
  • Detailed in-game help
  • Plumes of smoke


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