Few things are more annoying than someone trying to hijack a perfectly good party by turning it into game night -- it's almost as if they have no Scruples, always trying to Monopolize everyone's attention without even saying they're Sorry... Candy Land! For a game that's all about hijacking and won't have you ducking game night,
Candy Land! The War on Terror.
The macabre brainchild of a few incredulous Englishmen unpersuaded by the quest for Iraqi WMD, the just-released second edition of WoT's a satiric modern-day Risk-like board game of world domination chock full of "filthy propaganda, suicide bombers, and political kidnappings" that claims to "bring out the nastiest, greediest, darkest, and most paranoid aspects of your character" -- sorry crystal meth, back to Lowell with you! To get started, multiple players must decide whether they'll attempt to a) liberate the world or b) destroy it by establishing a handful of villages across the globe; from there, the empire building/destruction commences by grabbing oil-rich land, attacking targets, and strategically placing dormant terrorist cells amidst opposing nations, the game ending when one empire frees the world, everyone collectively rids the globe of said terrorists and declares world peace, or the terrorists claim the planet, which the Captain was willing to give up as long as they promised to execute Ma-Ti and his monkey. Along with cheeky violence-depicting illustrations on box and board, improvements from v1 include more long-term strategy options that emphasize insurgent funding, and new game cards like "Civilian Protest", "Nuclear Weapons", and "God's on My Side", a card you may already be tired of from 92% of NFL postgame interviews.
For more travel-friendly/economically destructive fun, the WoT dudes have also developed a recession-themed card game called Crunch in which players act as global banking CEOs in an attempt to save their institutions from financial destruction and avoid the collapse of capitalism -- a system whose reliance on Risk could potentially ruin your Life. Chutes and Ladders!
Published: December 21, 2010 at 4:00am EST
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