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I made a short list of games I have heard people complain about, along with some that distrub me. I'd just like to get a feel of what people thinki crosses the line in a game: what is funny and what is just plain offensive. (I mean I didn't put nuclear war on the list, but I put Dr. Lucky on. Is there a difference?)
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1. Board Game: Ghettopoly [Average Rating:4.58 Overall Rank:11585]
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The controversy around this game was a little silly I felt, seeing it was a parody. The most offensive thing is the creator of monopoly doesn't get a piece of any of this.
 
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2. Board Game: Kill Doctor Lucky [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:1815]
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Seeing all the wargames that are out there, I shouldn't be bothered by this one. The most disturbing image is that of someone gouging a guys eyes out to kill him. Yech.
 
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3. Board Game: Lunch Money [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:7396]
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This is a game about bullying kids on a playground and beating the crap out of them. Probably the most offensive to me that I've found. That is until I saw...
 
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4. Board Game: Lunch Money: Sticks and Stones [Average Rating:6.23 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.23 Unranked]
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With new improved weapons of Playground destruction. I know these things are meant for humor, but damn. Did this cross the line?
 
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5. Board Game: Café International [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:1677]
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It won the Spiel Des Jahres, yet some people find the depictions of the nationalities on the cards insulting. I say, whatever, it's a game, but what do some of you think?
 
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6. Board Game: Prison Bitch [Average Rating:4.20 Unranked]
David Staley
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This one crosses the line of my personal taste.
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7. Board Game: Let's Kill [Average Rating:5.39 Overall Rank:11381]
Matt Davis
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New Concord
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Similar to Lunch Money in theme. The violence here is depicted in stick figure cartoons, which mitigates the offensiveness somewhat. But, on the other hand, the game is about gaining notoriety for killing people. This game really didn't offend me at all, personally. What do other people think?
 
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8. Board Game: Escape from Colditz [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1376]
Stephen Roney
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My son was probably 12 or 13 when he showed this game to his friend, who happened to be Jewish. His mother was quite upset about the game after that. I gather that if it hadn't been for the swastikas, perhaps it would not have been a problem. (certainly it would not have been as BIG a problem)
 
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9. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.83 Overall Rank:11930]
Robert Crozier
United States
Cedar Falls
Iowa
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it was inevitable, so i thought i should be the one to do it
 
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10. Board Game: F*ck This! [Average Rating:5.11 Overall Rank:10676]
Andy
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Surprised no one has added this yet.... there was a lot of controversy about this a couple of years ago... Check out the thread where Tom Vasel slates it and Designer Greg Porter tries to defend it.
 
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11. Board Game: Up Against The Wall, Mother****er! [Average Rating:4.17 Unranked]
 
Dan Rosewater
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Offensive language, but that is the title.
 
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12. Board Game: Weed! [Average Rating:5.24 Overall Rank:10870]
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I worked at a "Game Keeper" a few years back and we had this game and the "Beer" version near the counter. This one mom went nuts on th emanager over this. We did sell children games and many kids and families did come into the store but the mon took it a little to far.

420!

 
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13. Board Game: Darkies in the Melon Patch [Average Rating:3.10 Unranked]
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Whereas many of the games on the list were designed to provoke, I suspect this one wasn't. Without knowing the intent of the designer or publisher, I suspect it was a reflection of the times in which it was produced, and it was specifically positioned to play upon racial stereotypes. I doubt they wanted to shock or offend. They wanted to sell.

I can't imagine bringing this one to the table today.
 
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14. Board Game: Redneck Life [Average Rating:5.42 Overall Rank:9960]
Les Haskell
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I'm sure most of the people here on the Geek are offended when a group of people is singled out and made the target of sterotypical slurs based on their race and/or economic standing.
 
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15. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:875]
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This one is listed as a "light" game but with a macabre theme. If you could find Kill Dr Lucky offensive what about chopping off the heads of French nobles?

Now there may be some people out there who can justify this game because of class hatred, or because the victims were Frenchies, but is this really a game suitable for young children?
 
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16. Board Game: Knightmare Chess [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1745]
Paul Szilagyi
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This one was not at all offensive...but I did/do find the artwork disturbing.
Stunning, but disturbing. Beautiful, but... you get the idea.
To the point where I've actually stopped playing the game, as it gives me the willies looking at my cards every time I do.

-ZZ
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17. Board Game: Serial Killer: The Board Game [Average Rating:3.75 Unranked]
Ron Pfeiffer
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Surfside Beach
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I'm not sure if any game is actually offensive or disturbing to me but this might not be a game that I would want to play.
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18. Board Game: The HellGame [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2972]
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If playing as the perpetrators of murder, racism and hate etc. is offensive, how about playing as the motivators!?
 
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19. Board Game: Valley of the Mammoths [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1876]
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This game displays a rather stereotypical view of women's role in society, although the society is of course prehistorical in this case. I'm sure feminists would be enraged.

Besides, there's a "gay" card as well, which may be offensive to others.
 
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20. Board Game: Kill the Hippies [Average Rating:5.00 Overall Rank:11562]
Gabe Alvaro
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I just came across this on Funagain's site. The picture on the box seemed kinda violent to me. I figured there was a Geeklist for it, and sure enough here it is. So I'm adding it.
 
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21. Board Game: The New and Fashionable Game of the Jew [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Taylor Liss
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Quincy
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This must be offensive to someone...
 
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22. Board Game: El Chino [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Sex, drugs and prostitutes. I think that says it all...
 
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