So apparently Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance launched a board game about communism in an effort to teach the younger generations about the hardships under communist rule. The game is called Kolejka, Polish for “queue” or “line-up”, and involves standing in line at different stores to buy all of the items on a shopping list. Except that all the stores are empty. Classic communism.

Demand for the game was so high that the Institute couldn’t manage production efficiently, leading to shortages in the game’s availability. Sound familiar? Oh, right…

The price for the game on Amazon is over $200. It’s insane. I guess that getting a copy of the game is itself also a lesson about the hardships of communism? I’m not convinced that it’s a coincidence.