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The Rent

Can you make it through a year below the poverty line? What will you have left at the end?




What will it cost to pay the bills?

Can you make it through a year of life below the poverty line? And what will you have left at the end?

An autobiographical game about the real face of poverty.

Players have said:

"I'm left in a more contemplative state...this is incredibly well done" -


"An emotional event" - Cathy Brown


"declares that impoverishment is inhuman and unnnecessary" - Dan Thuot

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This game is designed to simulate life in poverty or near-poverty, and how much we sacrifice just to get by. Even if you win, you will lose a lot. If you or someone you love has experienced this cycle, the game may be extremely emotional for you to play. Take steps to ensure you have self-care available before and after you play


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Publish Date May 26, 2022
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Department Games
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More Info The Rent web site

Why buy this?

"a scrappy thing, more message than plaything"

  • A quick 15 minute experience with a strong message
  • Based on real world medicine, from The WHO
  • Face tough decisions with impactful consequences


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