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By Max Erickson
News Editor 

Game reveals government process in easy, fun way


August 9, 2017

A contentious 2016 election cycle inspired a White Salmon couple to develop a card game that simulates the political functioning of U.S. democracy with the hopes of educating people on how our government works and to stimulate action by voters to become more involved in the election process.

“Checks and Balances: The Game of Modern American Political Democracy” was invented by Sasha Bentley and her husband Chris Bentley in April of this year with the goal of bringing people together in a fun accessible way that spurs political debate and conversation, giving people a better grasp of how our democracy works.

Sasha, who holds a Bachelors of Arts in political science, and Chris, an engin...

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