A dispiriting and ill-designed game spawned by the success of Howard Jarvis and Proposition 13 in California. Despite their dedication, our panel abandoned this game after 10 minutes of play. Panelist Epps was so depressed by Ax Your Tax that to recover he needed an expense-account lunch and a two-week vacation in California, where he noted a lack of essential public services. The game equipment is as jerry-built as the coalition that passed the anti-tax referendum in California. The denominations on the play money were almost illegible, and the tax computer, which tests you on your knowledge of the Internal Revenue code, could only be operated with intense physical gyrations. Most of the tax questions are embarrassingly easy, thereby destroying all suspense. The few that are tricky could only interest an IRS auditor bucking for a promotion. Ax Your Tax ends up being about as much fun as a board game called "Dentist." Moreover, the game itself is a total repudiation of the philosophy of Howard Jarvis. The bank is constantly inflating the currency by issuing more money which can only be used for gambling, instead of productive purposes. When April 15 nears, hire a good accountant and forget Ax Your Tax.