Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Game news

My tagline: All the news that BoardGameNews won't print.

1. New Monopoly version: Italian prostitution.

"In Puttanopoly (which roughly translates to Whoresville), eight players become immigrant prostitutes enslaved by the mafia. The game, created by the Committee for Prostitutes' Civil Rights, aims to raise awareness of the growing problem of sex slavery."

[ED: I'm trying to figure out to what age level this game is aimed at.]

2. Only three more shopping days until the first European Chessboxing championship.

"In a chessboxing fight two opponents play alternating rounds of chess and boxing. The contest starts with a round of chess, followed by a boxing round, followed by another round of chess and so on."

[ED: A version of chess at which humans are still better than computers.]

3. Buy chocolate board games (via slashfood)

"This stunning take on the traditional game will make anyone smile! A solid dark chocolate board, with hand drawn milk and white chocolate snakes and ladders. This modern design is based on a spiral that you follow, the first person to reach the centre is the winner. Perfect for presents! Wrapped in cellophane."

Disclaimer: No indication that the products are kosher.

[ED: A version of Snakes and Ladders that is actually useful after it has been played once.]


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