Counties Work

Updated for 2017! In Counties Work, students learn about local government by playing a county official responding to citizen requests. They must keep citizens happy and manage county resources responsibly. Are citizens making sensible requests? Which department of local government has the solution? Do taxes need to be raised or lowered to keep a balanced budget? How will citizens react—and what’s the best action when crisis strikes? Challenges come from all directions in this fast-paced game!

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


Counties Connect
Counties Connect

Successfully serve 50 residents across all sessions in Counties Work.

Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams

Who doesn't love a good game? Nobody, so build a stadium in Counties Work!

County Construction
County Construction

Please pardon our dust. Construct at least six new buildings in Counties Work.


Complete Counties Work without assigning a single resident request to the wrong department.


Rank Username Score
1 National Detective 6e3n 5,000
2 Pine President t5p5 4,933
3 Oak Patriot d2j3 4,920
4 Plum Executive w4h1 4,907
5 Gray Engineer s4h9 4,893
6 Orange Developer 6y0d 4,893
7 Plum Executive w4h1 4,893
8 Aspen Protestor j5a9 4,880
9 Ruby Citizen y4a4 4,880
10 Aspen Protestor j5a9 4,880
Rank Username Score
1 Lime Scientist x2t7 5,000
2 Regional Scholar h2g7 5,000
3 National Detective 6e3n 5,000
4 Lime Scientist x2t7 5,000
5 Iron Printer g5m7 5,000
6 National Detective 6e3n 5,000
7 Grape Mayor 2i9i 4,987
8 National Detective 6e3n 4,973
9 Iron Emperor k0a1 4,973
10 Maple Clerk q8n0 4,960