Print and Play: 'Mosqopoly'
Following the recent craziness surrounding the 'Ground Zero Mosque', we decided to make another print-and-play game. You know what they say, ridicule is the third-best weapon against ignorance; vigilance and education being the first two (strangely, Wikipedia has the AK-47 listed as #4).
The premise is simple. If the building of the Cordoba Cultural Center really is the ultimate victory for Al Qaeda, then we have to conclude that 9/11 was all about making room for such a centre. And that kind of makes sense. You know what New York bureaucracy's like. It'd take forever to get planning permission for a 13-floor mosque at the WTC .... unless .... unless it's a building site anyway. Then, hey, the bulldozers are already there. May as well build something in its place, right?
First they came for our freedom, then they came for our women, then they came to disregard our local planning laws ...
This is Mosqopoly. It's a stupid game of racism, hysteria and bigoted falsehoods, so perfect for breaking out at those tea-party meetings we know you secretly attend.
"Many people thought the attacks of 9/11 were about terror, but the truth is far more sinister. Yesterday, extreme Muslimists built a Giant Mosque, planted like a victory flag, at Ground Zero. That's right, the flattening of the World Trade Center nine years ago was part of a broader Islamofacist terror plot designed to circumvent local planning laws and lower the notoriously expensive NYC ground rent at the same time. Why? So that the entirety of downtown Manhattan can be turned into the world's biggest mosque - a project they refer to as The Giant Mosqtapus. If we don't stop this Megamosque now, it's tentacles will strangle the life out of this, the greatest city, in the greatest country on earth. Only you can stop Mosqopoly!"
As ludicrous as the current situation is becoming, it's worth bearing in mind that Noam Chomsky says he's "never seen anything like it". Glenn Beck's Christ complex has finally got out of control, angry mobs are harassing any dark-skinned man who happens to stray within half a mile of Ground Zero, Muslim taxi drivers are being stabbed and mosques are being burnt down. Never underestimate the power of organised ignorance.
By the way, if anyone actually prints these games off and plays them, we'd love to get your feedback and send us photos too. Any photos. We just like pictures.
P.S. For posterity, here's the link to our first print-and-play game: Operation: Bullshit Plug
Posted by TerrorBull Games on 30 August 2010 - 11 comments
Comments so far:
- We have played the game and can't get the terrorists to win.KellyAnn from Newark, DE USA - 1 September 2010
- Hi Kelly, thanks for trying it out. I might have left something important out of the instructions (!) - are you 'resetting' the terrorist and public meters each time you do an action? TerrorBull Games - 1 September 2010
- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAaaaaa, I certainly know what I will be doing with my weekend. This is being printed tonight. Nice one guys ;) Harry from England - 2 September 2010
- Harry - only your meter resets (not both). This goes for the terrorist's Build action too. TerrorBull Games - 2 September 2010
- I'm originally from NYC, have family living a mile or so from "Ground Zero" and my cousin had a business in the Towers and was lucky not to be inside at that moment...and this is the absolute funniest game I've ever seen! Keep up the good work.Raven's ron from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - 3 September 2010
- Raven's ron - thanks very much for your comments. Admittedly, these things can go either way. It's nice to know that even those close to tragedy still retain the capacity to step back and laugh at stuff. Take care.TerrorBull Games - 4 September 2010
- Ah, I thought that rule must be missing! But I have a question. Are *both* meters supposed to reset every time *either* side acts (does something other than hold)? Or only the meter of the side who has just acted? ...Harry from Scotland - 25 October 2010
- Just stumbled across you guys very exciting. Love the "feedback mandatory" and it seems you don't want my intimate personal data down to "do you prefer coke or diet coke". I hate coke! And surveys!fearlessjwalker from Hollywood, USA - 21 December 2011
- Only just found this, but have to rush off till later, although I did have time to mention who the war criminal was, and he's hated by both sides, which is nice.anonymous - 17 May 2012
- Your name?Hello I love you from Won't you tell me - 10 November 2012
- Like the site and the products. Haven't purchased anything as I'm not a fan of these types of games. Regardless of my purchase, you've got some great satire going on. Good job and keep it up.Some guy from A really free place - 29 January 2013