Like Fantasy Football? Check Out Fantasy Politics! - State and Federal Communications

December 28, 2011  •  

Like Fantasy Football? Check Out Fantasy Politics!

A new Facebook application called Fanitics, expected to be functioning at the start of the new year, will allow users to compete against others with their fantasy political teams in a similar way as they would compete in fantasy sports games.

Fanatic’s creator, Todd Bouldin explained,

“It’s a lot like fantasy football. You create a league and friends populate it with teams. Your team is populated with politicians who gain points based on a variety of metrics from fundraising, media mentions and public appearances.”

Once you create your team, you can switch out politicians as you wish. Your team can include presidential candidates, governors, and House and Senate members whose actions are all tracked by the game.

Although, the game will probably be utilized more by political buffs early on, this game offers a great learning experience and tool to keep up on local politicians to all participants.

To learn more, read this article.

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