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message 1: by janine (last edited Sep 06, 2010 04:03AM) (new)

janine | 7715 comments when i bought the cardgame crunch for my sister i knew it was a satirical game about the credit crunch, but i didn't know it would be this good. in the game the players are all CEO's of banks and the goal of the game is to have rewarded yourself as much personal bonuses as possible, without bankrupting your bank. use government funds, outsource, profit from war, embezzle, put you nazi gold in your off shore account and double its value, anything is possible.

the same company that thought up this brilliant game now also has a printable game called mosqopoly, based on the ground zero mosque discussion.

Following the recent craziness surrounding the 'Ground Zero Mosque', we decided to make another print-and-play game. You know what they say, ridicule is the third-best weapon against ignorance; vigilance and education being the first two (strangely, Wikipedia has the AK-47 listed as #4).

The premise is simple. If the building of the Cordoba Cultural Center really is the ultimate victory for Al Qaeda, then we have to conclude that 9/11 was all about making room for such a centre. And that kind of makes sense. You know what New York bureaucracy's like. It'd take forever to get planning permission for a 13-floor mosque at the WTC .... unless .... unless it's a building site anyway. Then, hey, the bulldozers are already there. May as well build something in its place, right?

First they came for our freedom, then they came for our women, then they came to disregard our local planning laws ...

This is Mosqopoly. It's a stupid game of racism, hysteria and bigoted falsehoods, so perfect for breaking out at those tea-party meetings we know you secretly attend.

As ludicrous as the current situation is becoming, it's worth bearing in mind that Noam Chomsky says he's "never seen anything like it". Glenn Beck's Christ complex has finally got out of control, angry mobs are harassing any dark-skinned man who happens to stray within half a mile of Ground Zero, Muslim taxi drivers are being stabbed and mosques are being burnt down. Never underestimate the power of organised ignorance.

wanna try it out?


message 2: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Very cool, Janine.

message 3: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I dislike both Mosquopoly and Monopoly. Monopoly takes way too long. I'm not sure about Mosquopoly's length, to be fair. I'm not planning to play.

message 4: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) Monopoly is awesome, RA, so shut your mouth. Plus, it's even better when you're shit-faced drunk, because every time you land on high-priced property, you get more and more belligerent. Try it some time.

I think this Mosqopoly is an awesome idea.

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