Why play Pokemon Go and bother yourself with Zubats when you can rescue Hong Kong from a fiscal deficit? The government is hosting a treasure trove of online games on topics such as economic policy, electrical load, healthy eating and exercise.

In a government-sponsored game about fiscal policy, you will meet future versions of yourself, who go back in time on a UFO style spaceship. They tell you that Hong Kong is in big trouble and it’s up to you to save it through some careful planning.

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Future you arriving from a spaceship. Photo: GovHK screencap.

But you have to listen carefully to avoid creating a dreadful structural deficit for the city and save your future self from doom!

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A structural deficit is created. Photo: GovHK screencap.

Alternatively, you can brush up on your knowledge of the Legislative Council with this interactive game on passing bills.

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How Laws are Made. Photo: GovHK screenshot.

Luckily, there’s no filibustering here, so you’ll pass your bill in no time.

After all that lawmaking, why not relax and learn to take care of your pets with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department’s series of games on animals?

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A dog-walking game. Photo: GovHK screenshot.

The Let’s Do Exercise series lets you “exercise” indoors whilst sat at your computer.

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Let’s Do Exercise: Rope Skipping for Fun. Photo: GovHK.

Have a nostalgic afternoon by playing this spam shooting game circa 2005. Pew pew pew…

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Anti-Spam Shooting Game. Photo: GovHK screenshot.

You can also take a trip through history with this game featuring historic posters from the 1950s to 2000s:

Campaigns and Slogans matching game
Campaigns and Slogans matching game. Photo: GovHK screenshot.

Or defend your food from germs by fanning the fire to heat up your food:

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Game on Safe Cooking Temperature. Photo: GovHK screenshot.

Brush up on your mathematical skills by playing this electrifying game, where you have a limited time to plug in appliances properly:

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Photo: GovHK screenshot.

Finally, the government is also a big fan of question-and-answer quizzes.

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Legislative Council quiz. Photo: GovHK screenshot.

Among the many other quizzes in this genre, you can brush up on your knowledge about the bubonic plague in Hong Kong, or complete a quiz about the Legislative Council.

Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.