Experience street market capitalism by simulating the life of a drug dealer in 1984 New York. It is possible to make a fortune in the 30 days of gameplay, however one must watch out for loansharks, and police.

Dopewars is based upon "Drug Wars" by John E. Dell. Various versions have been released for a variety of platforms. It has seen a surge in popularity because it works so well on handheld units.

The game has caused a stir because of the illicit nature of the simulation.


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Ben Webb's Dopewars
Freeware Windows or Linux version. [Open Source, GPL]
CCB-Dopewars
Java Swing implementation of John E Dell's old game of narcotics commerce. [Open Source, GPL]
Drunk Men Work Here Dopewars
Online CGI version in which you create an account, click between the boroughs, and get locked out for time period when arrested.
Jennifer Glover
Freeware version for Windows or PocketPC with source code.
Likely Software
Shareware Macintosh version with discussion board, high scores list, and screenshots.
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