UK Police Seize War on Terror Board Game
They said -- and it's almost too stupid to believe -- that:
the balaclava "could be used to conceal someone's identity or could be used in the course of a criminal act".
Don't they realize that balaclavas are for sale everywhere in the UK? Or that scarves, hoods, handkerchiefs, and dark glasses could also be used to conceal someone's identity?
The game sounds like it could be fun, though:
Each player starts as an empire filled with good intentions and a determination to liberate the world from terrorists and from each other.
Then the reality of world politics kicks and terrorist states emerge.
Andrew said: "The terrorists can win and quite often do and it's global anarchy. It sums up the randomness of geo-politics pretty well."
In their cardboard version of realpolitik George Bush's "Axis of Evil" is reduced to a spinner in the middle of the board, which determines which player is designated a terrorist state.
That person then has to wear a balaclava (included in the box set) with the word "Evil" stitched on to it.
Posted on August 15, 2008 at 6:50 AM • 38 Comments