While reading Candide's blog, I came across a very bleak yet addictive game called 3rd World Farmer.
It's a great little game where you start off with a large capital of $50, then get to plant crops, watch them grow, make money and invest in other things like livestock and tractors. Except....not so fast! There are guerrilas, civil wars, and refugees that make your job oh-so-difficult with every passing year.
If you're lucky, you can also win a bride who comes with a prize of $100, and is unusually fertile. By the end of year 30, you may find yourself with 6 kids, on a land that doesn't produce much, and have to sell your plow to plant those extra three corn seedlings.
Boy does it suck to be a Third World Farmer.