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Helge Großmann
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Is it just me or did all the Germans who watched "Das perfekte Promi-Diner" on TV look up this game on the geek? laugh

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That might explain it.

Out of all the gay men I know, only a handful would not be offended by this game and actually find the campiness fun.
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That might explain why on the ebay thingy on BGG that Gayopoly was going for nearly $300 USD. Still, it's a monopoly and must burn. angry
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Oh, dear.

We've been through this before.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/101996
 
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The game is hilarious! I'd love to have one for the campy components alone. Anyone who gets offended by this has no sense of humor, it is very much of that time period in U.S. culture.
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richardolen2 wrote:
Oh, dear.

We've been through this before.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/101996


Well, they never did settle the important question:

Can merely looking at a boardgame make a person gay?

I can not speak to that particular matter. However, I do know that I played St. Petersburg once, and now all I do is bribe nobles, exploit the serfs, and finance opulent construction projects for the Czar. Then I merely saw a picture of Roads to Leningrad and felt inexorably compelled to lay siege to the city until the citizens resorted to cannibalism.

Don't get me started about the time I hovered my mouse over a religious website and became an omnipotent deity.

Whew. Good times.
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Thanks for pointing me in the direction of this game. Hadn't seen it before. I've been too busy playing Gaylus.
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Still waiting for the "Brokeback Mountain" expansion for Bang!
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I got it for my gran for this Christmas.


Dirty old minx.
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diamondspider wrote:
The game is hilarious! I'd love to have one for the campy components alone. Anyone who gets offended by this has no sense of humor, it is very much of that time period in U.S. culture.


Yes, unfortunately that time period wasn't a brilliant one for gay culture (better than preceding, certainly, but still hardly brilliantly accepting). It's an horrific title full of offensive stereotypes - of course not everyone will find it so, but it still offends enough people, with good reason, that it's not really defensible. How would you feel about a game which expected the same of, say, black people? Playing up to stereotypes (I won't list any, but I'm sure you can imagine), asking players to act like stereotypical black people - can you not see how that could be offensive?
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I'm sure it's going further up the list because people like me... and perhaps you... saw "Gay Monopoly" and went, "Wha...?"

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I was under the impression that all versions of Monopoly were gay.
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yprbest wrote:
diamondspider wrote:
The game is hilarious! I'd love to have one for the campy components alone. Anyone who gets offended by this has no sense of humor, it is very much of that time period in U.S. culture.


Yes, unfortunately that time period wasn't a brilliant one for gay culture (better than preceding, certainly, but still hardly brilliantly accepting). It's an horrific title full of offensive stereotypes - of course not everyone will find it so, but it still offends enough people, with good reason, that it's not really defensible. How would you feel about a game which expected the same of, say, black people? Playing up to stereotypes (I won't list any, but I'm sure you can imagine), asking players to act like stereotypical black people - can you not see how that could be offensive?


I think there is a game about people of colour and its Darkies in the Melon patch. Is it a bit stereotypical? Maybe I do not own the game and thus am not in a position to comment. The monopoly mechanics lend themselves to making games about different topics. So something situated in Harlem, Africa or some plantation would be easy to make up. Game play would still be less than mediocre though...
 
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Xeenu wrote:
I think there is a game about people of colour and its Darkies in the Melon patch. Is it a bit stereotypical? Maybe I do not own the game and thus am not in a position to comment. The monopoly mechanics lend themselves to making games about different topics. So something situated in Harlem, Africa or some plantation would be easy to make up. Game play would still be less than mediocre though...


Something lost in the translation?... lets hope so!

Or its Tally-ho!!!!!!!
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If nothing else, it has resulted in one BGG thread breaking the world record for the most "openminded people" accusing everyone who disagrees with them of bigotry in one place.
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richardolen2 wrote:
Oh, dear.

We've been through this before.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/101996


Quizoid wrote:
I'm sure it's going further up the list because people like me... and perhaps you... saw "Gay Monopoly" and went, "Wha...?"



#1 on the hotness today. And so the cycle begins anew.
 
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If nothing else, it has resulted in one BGG thread breaking the world record for the most "openminded people" accusing everyone who disagrees with them of bigotry in one place.


You've got a real knack for calling it like you see it.

I mean, someone calling for revoking rights for a group of people is bad and all, but calling that person a bigot? That's true close-mindedness.

Hopefully we can all be as astute as you in calling out these horrible examples of intolerance that lurk here on BGG.
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A more analogous example would be "Life as a Black Man". Check it out and draw your own conclusions.
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yprbest wrote:
diamondspider wrote:
The game is hilarious! I'd love to have one for the campy components alone. Anyone who gets offended by this has no sense of humor, it is very much of that time period in U.S. culture.


Yes, unfortunately that time period wasn't a brilliant one for gay culture (better than preceding, certainly, but still hardly brilliantly accepting). It's an horrific title full of offensive stereotypes - of course not everyone will find it so, but it still offends enough people, with good reason, that it's not really defensible. How would you feel about a game which expected the same of, say, black people? Playing up to stereotypes (I won't list any, but I'm sure you can imagine), asking players to act like stereotypical black people - can you not see how that could be offensive?


What decade? 70's blaxploitation movies seems a pretty safe arena for a monopoly theme when looking at the recent homages to that era of very specific genre. I am hoping we are all grown up enough that we don't have blanket reactions and everyone understands that Gay Monopoly doesn't now or ever represent what it is to be gay - just like some blaxploitation themed 70's monopoly wouldn't be taken as gospel. When i watch Lord of the Rings movies i don't assume that all male elfs are a bunch of femmies just because at that specific time and place they are being presented as so in that specific movie.
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I blame the activities of April 1rst, which put this particular version of Monopoly in all search results.
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Andrew Snyder wrote:
I blame the activities of April 1rst, which put this particular version of Monopoly in all search results.

This makes sense!

Welcome to BoardGayGeek.com fellows!
 
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Is it just me, or does this entire thread make absolutely no sense?
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NateStraight wrote:
Is it just me, or does this entire thread make absolutely no sense?


It's not just you.
 
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richardolen2 wrote:
NateStraight wrote:
Is it just me, or does this entire thread make absolutely no sense?


It's not just you.


No sense of humor? Or do I don't get you
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treece keenes wrote:
richardolen2 wrote:
NateStraight wrote:
Is it just me, or does this entire thread make absolutely no sense?


It's not just you.


No sense of humor? Or do I don't get you


Q: Is there a single post in this thread that makes any sense given what's come before it?

A: No.
 
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