In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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It's certainly not monopoly

So I was bored and wandering around on BoardgameGeek today and stumbled over a GeekList that was right up my alley. I don't recall the exact phrasing now but it was basically one about contraversial games that spark outrage. I took a look around and it had the obligatory Darkies in the Melon Patch and Juden Raus (Jews Get Out), but people had also added some more recent games that are more humorous than hate crimes in the making.

For instance, it had an entry for Let's Kill, the stickfigure drawn serial killer game that I had bought a copy of only a month or two ago. I had been trying to replace a copy of guillotine and was surprised when thoughthammer didn't carry it. When I mailed their customer service, I was informed that they chose not to carry potentially offensive games like that one and Let's Kill. Phrased that way, it was almost a guarentee I would look up the latter and then purchase it.

The list also had some other entries for games that struck my funny bone. Pain Doctors, the game of recreational/unnecessary surgery and Prison Bitch, where you try to not be the one to pick up the soap off the shower room floor, to name a couple. In the end, I actually went and bought a copy of Hentacle, the tentacle monster card game. It sounds hilarious but I'm not sure that it would be a real big hit at Meetup gamedays.

Woot! I just bought a copy of Suicide Bomber the card game.
Tags: board/card gaming

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