Gather the whole family for the most exciting boardgame to hit your loungeroom, and celebrate the impending federal election with Parliament or Prison?
Pick a card and read the real life scenarios of atrocious behaviour in Australian society, before deciding whether the offender is in parliament or in prison.
You might be horrified by the answer – but that’s what makes this game so captivating!
Play it in teams or as an individual, and find out which of your friends or relatives can guess the most correct answers and be declared the winner. Every time you answer a question correctly, you move up one seat from the back bench, and the winner is the first player to be elected ‘Prime Minister’.
Get yourself in gear for the next federal election by guessing the fate of the people involved in the following scenarios:
Where is the man who was accused of raping a young woman during a debating competition? Is he in prison?
What about the person/people who covered up the alleged rape of a younger staffer in parliament house, Canberra? Are they behind bars or running the country?
What happened to the person caught smoking marijuana?
What happened to the people who cut $14 million from the national audit office, after that office discovered substantial improprieties and wasteful spending (such as the sports rorts). Are they in prison or in parliament?
What is the fate of the person legally seeking asylum in Australia?
Who voted against a binding code of conduct designed to ensure politicians act with integrity, and prevented parliament from debating whether to set up a National Integrity Commission? Where are they now?
What about those who gave $345,000 to News Corp to build a spelling bee website, handing the excessive amount of cash to a company whose industry is neither website building nor education. Are they in prison or in power?
Who loosened political donation laws, and who ignored a ruling of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal? Are they running an undercover racket in prison, or looking forward to a fat parliamentary pension?
What happened to the man who forced a young female bushfire victim to shake his hand?
Where is the Labor politician who admitted to taking huge bribes from shady Chinese businessmen?
What about the independent politicians caught trying to sell Australia to the US gun lobby?
Who let Aged Care descend into a cruel, heartless, dangerous shambles? Is he is parliament, in prison, or at the cricket?
Parliament or Prison? is like Game of Knowledge or Trivial Pursuit, but with much greater real life consequences.
This fun, informative and educational game will enthrall, entertain and shock every Australian. Marvel at the grossly corrupt and unethical behaviour of our nation’s leaders, and contemplate why they are not in prison. Conversely, find out what kind of crimes land people in prison, and ponder why they are not in parliament.
Play the games with your kids to help them understand why their planet is burning.
Invite some millenials over for a game and show them why they’ll never be able to buy a house, no matter how much smashed avo they forego.
Play with your favourite Baby Boomers and scare them out of even considering an Aged Care facility.
Parliament or Prison?
Buy it in toy stores or online for $24.95, or get a personally-signed copy from your favourite politician for only $150,000.
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