A decision by the makers of Monoploy to give the seventy year old board game a revision to bring up to date has been a great success, says the company.
The new game 'Terroropoly' is based on the old game but has been changed to appeal to modern board game enthusiasts. The new game has street names from Kabul and you start with hotels on all the properties. When a player lands on a street name he or she has to throw the dice and depending on the score blows the hotel up. A score of two gives minor damage whereas a twelve blows up the entire colored set, the cards of which are kept by the player. You can pass go but have to go through security checks. The jail square is replaced by Guantamamo Bay. Free parking stays and each of the four rail stations have been replaced with security checks stations which can also be blown up. The player which blows up the most property then has to land on the Free Parking square where they can steal a car and blow themselves up by landing on one of the utility squares. The first player to become that suicide bomber wins.
The playing pieces have been replaced by either known or wanted terrorists and add to the spice of the game, but the picture a former US president in the go to jail square with his hand pointing to Guantamamo Bay has caused some distress in some quarters.
Sales in certain Middle Eastern countries and especially Afghanistan have exploded but the chairman of the games company denies that they are cashing in on the war on terror. "The fact that we have relocated to Kabul is simply due to low rents and operating costs" he explained.