John Moser, I think you'll love this one. From Der Spiegel
, Poland's Institute of National Remembrance has created a game called Kolejka (Polish for "queue"), a communist edition of monopoly where the challenge is acquiring food rather than real estate. A description
: "The players' task appears to be simple: they have to send their family members out to various stores on the game board to buy all the items on their shopping list. The problem is, however, that the shelves in the five neighborhood stores are empty. The players line up their pawns in front of the shops without knowing which shop will have a delivery. Tension mounts as the product delivery cards are uncovered and it turns out that there will only be enough product cards for the lucky few standing closest to the door of a store." My favorite card: the "colleague in the government," the game's equivalent of the "get out of jail free" card.
1:30 PM / January 21, 2011