If We Can't Have A War On Terror Board Game, Then The Terrorists Have Won!!1!

Friday, September 29, 2006, 10:34 PM

A member of TISM enjoys the terror board game.

From The SMH:
It's like Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly, except you play with suicide bomber cards and wear black balaclavas with the word "evil" stitched across the

As well as the suicide bomber cards and "evil" black balaclavas, the board game includes terrorist cards, radiation counters and "World Bank of Capitalism" bank notes.

The makers of War on Terror: The Boardgame describe it as "a family game to be played with Granny on Boxing Day" but survivors of last year's terror attacks on London's public transport system are appalled.

The makers admit their board game is likely to be controversial but say it is actually designed to show the futility of war.

"Some people suggest that turning the War on Terror into a board game is a tad insensitive. I always reply that starting a war is insensitive; a board game is just fun for all the family," the game's co-designer, Andy Tompkins, said in a statement.

Moneyspinner or morbid? Fun or fucked?

For the last few days, I've been knocked down with the dreaded man-flu, so my brain's not in a position to process an opinion. But what do you guys think? Are you a believer in ultimate irreverent comedy (i.e. that nothing, absolutely nothing, should be off limits), or do you think that there needs to be some taboos in humour in order to keep the balance?

And, more importantly, should "board game" be one word, or two?