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Originally posted on Forbes.com. Article By Jordan Shapiro

Could video games be the cure for our political ails? In the past few months, election themed educational games by iCivics are approaching the popularity commercial games. They’ve reported 2.2M game plays in October, and 1.8M November 1-13. That’s a lot of learning through digital play. And it is encouraging because many of the parents, teachers and caregivers that I talk to are struggling to figure out how to talk to their kids about the results of the election. Here’s a solution: play video games with your kids—specifically a game about the presidency called Executive Command from iCivics.org.

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