The 'Civilization V' Players Trying to Perfect Democracy

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Democracy is messy. Different groups want different things, special interests clash, and what’s good for the majority isn’t always good for the individual. In the US, we live that reality every day and it’s hard to imagine turning it into a game. But that’s exactly what some enterprising Redditors did.

Civilization V is a strategy video game that puts players in charge of a civilization as it grows and changes. Players start out with a settler, establish a city and


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