Immigration and border security are often at the front of political discussions in the United States and around the world. In Papers, Please you take on the role of a border security agent who controls the flow of migration into your country Arstotzka. You must observe numerous documents of incomers and determine whether or not they are allowed to enter. You can follow the law and deny entry to most migrants, or you can choose to let people through even though they would not be there legally.
Papers, Please is a game of choices and facing the consequences of those choices. It is a great way to get students to interact with many different types of restrictions placed on immigrants and migration. It is an easy, non threatening, lesson to get students thinking critically about issues in immigration that actually exist in our world.
Developed by Lucas Pope
Available on Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, PlayStation Vita
Rated: M for Mature