This is a long list, but a really exciting one, of methods for structuring civic/political participation. Maybe you'll find inspiration for your game here!
The most popular game in the world, Monopoly, began as a “civic” game: Elizabeth Magie’s The Landlord’s Game designed to convey the basic injustice of rentier capitalism and promote the economic ideas of the utopian reformer Henry George. That’s an auspicious beginning to build on.
On our way to Dreamation! Joshua Miller and I (Daniel) will be doing a kickoff event for the Civic Games Contest (you've liked the page, right?) tomorrow AM, and I'm bringing two games in that spirit - Jason Morningstar's WINTERHORN, intended to teach people about how governments disrupt activist groups, and my own work in progress game about the Jane abortion service.
We're super-excited to be headed to Dreamation 2017 to hold a launch event for the contest! If you're going to be at Dreamation, there are still slots left in our kick-off game jam (check out event L0006). If you're not going to be there, we'll put up some photos (of exciting stuff, like... people writing...) after the Jam tomorrow morning!
On our photos: the cover image is "Ball Playing in All Ages and All Climes" (https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/…/510d47d9-c122-a3d9-e0…); the page profile picture is "Roll Them Bones" (originally created as part of the Works Progress Administration, https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/…/67b8ddb0-d56d-0131-03…). We are able to use both thanks to the fantastic public domain archive at the New York Public Library.