About Tim Kane

Dr. Tim Kane is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served twice as a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. Previously, Kane was an Air Force Captain who served two tours of duty overseas as an intelligence officer. Kane is the co-author with Glenn Hubbard of BALANCE: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America (Simon and Schuster, May 2013). Kane also authored BLEEDING TALENT (Palgrave MacMillan, Dec 2012), a book about leadership in the U.S. military.

How to Order Swing State

Two ways to order a copy of the board game, Swing State:

(1) Go to the online checkout by clicking on the button

(2) Send a check made out to “Tim Kane” to the address below. We will pay for domestic shipping. International shipments must add $20.00.

Tim Kane
164 Charles Marx Way
Palo Alto, CA  94304

Prices, which include shipping, are:

$50.00    per game for 1
$40.00    per game for 2-4 ($80 – $160 total)
$35.00    per game for 5-10 ($175 – $350 total)

Limit 10 copies per order.


New Multi-player game PRIMARY DICE


Do you want to play a multi-player game which simulates a primary election for the presidency of the United States? Here it is in PDF for download: 2016 Primary DICE and Rules. Cut the single page in half, because it includes 2 identical sheets. The game is easy to play, super fun, & highly realistic.

All you need to play is one game sheet per player, three dice, and 30 tokens of some kind. Pennies will do. The rules are included in the PDF, but you can read them online in this image:


PRIMARY DICE is free and downloadable. It is not for sale anywhere.
Feel free to share the link with your friends.