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Chip
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This thought pop into my head the other day and I

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I think it may have more to do with the tradition (at least in the US) for on-the-shelf board games to have to appeal to a wide range of players, and especially the emphasis in the genre for "family games". Those topics will attract certain people, but probably not the quantities most board game publishers are looking to sell to.

You

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Yeah. I assuming it

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Part of the issue, I

zaiga
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I also think that it has to do with the fact that you play boardgames with other people. You could watch a pornvideo or play a ranchy videogame on your own or rather anonymously via the internet, but you can

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Is anybody aware of any games with a theme about "peace?" I can

Chip
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Me again.

As I was about to sign-off, it occurred to me that I never really offered-up in my original post my own taboo subjects that I would avoid when designing games. Virtually everything I was wondering about in my original post wouldn

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Chip ... You may be interested in this article by Kate Jones on "Non-Predatory" games: www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/Nonpredatory.shtml

-Bryk

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See also this list of cooperative games at the Boardgamegeek.

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Chip;

There are TONS of games in a non-violent genre around: bidding games, economy games, racing games, sports games... the list goes on. :)

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Pornstar

Drug Attack

Drinkers Wild

Fische Fluppen Frikadellen alternate name is Fish, Fags, Fricassee the fags are cigerettes. You buy and sell cigerettes as part of this game.

Pass Out

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For me the most taboo subjects for a boardgame are racism and sexual abuse.

I also could never play any game where one player represents the Nazis. Seeing as how there are tons of games with Nazis in them, I think that most game publishers don

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Pass Out is really a drinking game, not a game about drinking, but Drinker

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What about Peaceful Resistance? Out of print, of course (I think). But a good review and photo at:

http://www.abstractstrategy.com/peaceful-resistance.html

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(BTW, in my last couple of posts it may have come across that I somehow consider self-publishers or small publishers to be less "valid" than large publishers. Nothing could be further from the truth. I was only referring to exposure to the general public.)

Chip
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Thanks for all the links and ideas. The articles have been interesting and thought-provoking. I appreciate the feedback.

Chip

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Although no board games, pencil-and-paper, tabletop role-playing games, traditionally, encourage or require cooperation among players, and, amusingly, there are very VERY bizarre rpgs, including ones dealing with sex and even one I came across last week called Racial War, which was an rpg produced by White Supremecists - I have the link but see no point in posting it, but thought I

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