**REMINDER: Teachers, have students take a screenshot of their certificate at the end of the game and send it to you as proof of game completion. ** 

In Counties Work, students learn about local government by playing a county official responding to citizen requests. 

They explore questions like:

  • Are citizens making sensible requests?
  • Which county department can best address a citizen's concern?
  • Should taxes be raised or lowered to maintain a balanced buddget?
  • How will citizens react—and what's the best action when crisis strikes?

This game was made with support from the National Association of Counties.


  • Simulate the role of county government, including organization, responsibilities, and services
  • Identify appropriate resources and departments of county government to solve problems
  • Consider how a budget and major sources of local revenue affect both services and citizens