Budget Hero

Budget Hero was launched in May 2008, relaunched in September 2012, and retired in August 2014. It was played more than 2 million times and helped hundreds of thousands of people – especially young people — understand the connections between policies and budgetary issues during two presidential elections. An overwhelming majority of players who commented on the game said it significantly changed the way they think about the federal budget.

Explore some of what we learned from you over the years.


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