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24 Aug 2007

Gallery: A Brief History of Satirical Wartime Board Games

Loving the hungry, hungry Hitler, sucking the whole of Europe into his big hole. Top board design. Loving the hungry, hungry Hitler, sucking the whole of Europe into his big hole. Top board design.

Air Fights are "great". How do they make explosions look so friendly and appealing? Air Fights are "great". How do they make explosions look so friendly and appealing?

Now this looks pretty cool. No idea how it plays, but the black board is sinister and full of promise Now this looks pretty cool. No idea how it plays, but the black board is sinister and full of promise

Popular sequel to 'Rafie's Rollicking Fire-bombing of Dresden'. Ain't war a right carry-on, eh? Popular sequel to 'Rafie's Rollicking Fire-bombing of Dresden'. Ain't war a right carry-on, eh?

This seems to be a game about blowing bugels. Looks like you get 120 points for a good blow. This seems to be a game about blowing bugels. Looks like you get 120 points for a good blow.

Bomber Command sees players racing towards Berlin to unleash merry hell. Our favourite bit here is how they've redesigned the Swastika and made it look <em>even scarier</em> Bomber Command sees players racing towards Berlin to unleash merry hell. Our favourite bit here is how they've redesigned the Swastika and made it look <em>even scarier</em>

A modern-day satirical boardgame - taking the piss out of religious fundamentalism. Not sure about the title, but the contents are great. We met <a href="http://www.goldenlaurel.com/KTHSpot.aspx">the creators</a> in Vegas and they're lovely people. A modern-day satirical boardgame - taking the piss out of religious fundamentalism. Not sure about the title, but the contents are great. We met <a href="http://www.goldenlaurel.com/KTHSpot.aspx">the creators</a> in Vegas and they're lovely people.

Mike at <a href="http://www.graphix4change.com/portfolio_PA_game.html">Graphix 4 Change</a> made this satirical game, highlighting the erosion of civil liberties and released it as a free download on his website. Go Mike! Mike at <a href="http://www.graphix4change.com/portfolio_PA_game.html">Graphix 4 Change</a> made this satirical game, highlighting the erosion of civil liberties and released it as a free download on his website. Go Mike!

Of course, Monopoly <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_board_game_Monopoly">started life</a> as a satirical game, with the purpose of showing how house owners get richer at the expense of tenants, who get poorer. Of course, Monopoly <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_board_game_Monopoly">started life</a> as a satirical game, with the purpose of showing how house owners get richer at the expense of tenants, who get poorer.

 

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