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Do Boardgames Really Send the Wrong Message to Our Children???

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by righteousdude2, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member

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    I remember once, playing Monopoly when I was about 13, I landed on a high rent space for the second straight roll, then picked up the whole board, with money, card, houses, and slammed it against the wall. My sister, 15 months older than I am, looked to be in horror and she ran outside to the back gate and went out, but then she looked back, and I'm not sure how long she stood there before coming back in the house. I must have appeared I was going to kill everyone there.

    Maybe games have their downsides, in some ways, but I still favor playing them and learning logic and strategy.
     
  3. annsni

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    Oh for heaven's sake!! How about dealing with child slavery? Starvation? Child abuse? Murder?? Nope, gotta deal with board games that will cause someone to become a broker of organs when they grow up!! OY!!
     
  4. John of Japan

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    What a totally ridiculous article. What we need are more families sitting around board games instead of TV! Or any kind of games. Our grown son was over the other day with some Wii type games for his X-box, and we had a blast. As a family while he was growing up, Monday night was always family night. We went out for supper then played games of various kinds. Great clean fun.
     
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    Playing scrabble and chess made my hair fall out.:laugh:
     
  6. Alive in Christ

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    Family board games...bad??? :laugh:

    Some of the best, most wonderfull, wholesome memories that I have are playing board games with my family during my and my sisters growing up years.

    Gosh, it was great to be a kid, and be able to "stick it to" your Mom or Dad playing a board game!

    To send Dad back to the starting point playing Aggravation (when he was 1 move away from victory!), or watch Dad turn Mom into a pauper playing Monopoly.

    The only negative thing that happened to us was our sides hurt from laughing so hard!!

    What good times we had.. :thumbs:
     
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    From the absurd article:

    Someone really needs to get a life.
     
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    I've heard reports that the Huffington Post is not doing so well. If it's running stories like this, it must be collapsing upon itself.
     
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    I love Monolopy and will play it anytime anywhere----and even when I find myself loosing-----I lose "like a MAN!!!!!!":laugh:

    We played a lot while growing up with my sister and her friends----my sister was the all time Banker------Capitolism at its best!!!!!
     
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    Amen!!!

    You and I are usually on the opposite ends of the issues, but, we AGREE on this. I guess I still have hair because I never learned to play chess! :thumbsup:
     
  11. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Brilliant example of the lost art of satire.

     
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    Thank goodness!!!! I never did read through to the end because I just didn't have a lot of time yesterday. LOL
     
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    The article came from the Huffington Post.

    That says all you need to know.

    Bunch of wackos over there.
     
  14. John of Japan

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    More like: "Monopoly teaches the principles of capitalism, so good socialist families should avoid it at all costs."
     
  15. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    You do realise this was satire?
     
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