Tuesday, July 18, 2006

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More proof that board games lead to violence and crime:

Four people sent to the hospital after an argument over a Carrom game in India. (via)

Man killed in an argument over a Scrabble game in New Zeland. (via)

Forty year old woman lured thirteen year-old boy to underage sex using games of Monopoly.

Meanwhile, you can look at the War on Terror board game, with nukes, suicide bombers, kidnappings, and so on. (extreme leftist satire, their site equates the war against terrorism with terrorism itself, and the game looks like a dumb variant of Risk)

Finally, another licensed version of Settlers of Catan: Megaman, also known as Rockman.

Yehuda

3 comments:

Dan Corban said...

"The boy felt manipulated and oppressed."

The sex must have been really good for him to tolerate that many games of Monopoly.

Yehuda said...

Heh.

Yehuda

Sanjay Subrahmanyan said...

The post abput India brought back childhood memories for me. We have had fights with striker being thrown at each other and getting hurt in the process! Carrom is played very passionately here in India. Especially Mumbai has a culture of late night carrom sessions at local street corners.