Aug 182008

Do you remember our War on Terror Tournament from April 2007? (HINT: If not, you can watch the videos here and here)

Well, according to Cambridge News, authorities consider the board game dangerous and criminal and have confiscated it:

War on Terror, similar to games like Risk, revolves around creating empires that compete and wage war.

Each player starts as an empire filled with good intentions and a determination to liberate the world from terrorists and from each other.

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.

Kent police said they had confiscated the game because the balaclava “could be used to conceal someone’s identity or could be used in the course of a criminal act”.

Andrew fumed: “It’s absurd. A beard can conceal someone’s identity. Are the police going to start banning beards?”

All High Street retailers declined to stock the controversial game. But more than 12,000 copies have been sold online or through independent stockists.

You can learn more about War On Terror from their site.