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I happened to catch an article on NRP on the story of David Rhode's escape from the Taliban. One particular part caught my ear and thought some of you may find it amusing.

I'll quote the bit for those who don't care to follow the link: (emphasis added by me)

"Our guards got lax and our captors moved us to a house that was only roughly three-tenths of a mile from the one Pakistani military base in Miran Shah," he says. "Myself and the Afghan journalist basically agreed that I would get up first and pretend I was going to the bathroom, and see if our guards woke up. We tried to keep the guards up late, actually, playing a board game. And then I sort of got up, and as I crept out of the room, I tugged on Tahir's foot to try to wake him up. And then we went and grabbed a rope that I had found when we moved into the house. We lowered ourselves down the wall that surrounded the house and then walked to this Pakistani military base."

I wonder what game!!

Sorry ahead of time if this ends up in RSP - that is not my intention
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I don't think he would like that.
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That's pretty incredible!
 
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There's a good subject for a geeklist:

Games to Keep Your Taliban Guards Up Late.
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Please let it be War on Terror.
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with mechanics of Nuns on the Run

that would make me laugh

Probably a heavy euro if the guards snore
 
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Monopoly I assume. Taliban edition. The most expensive building would be Osama bin Laden's Cave.
 
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nuke737 wrote:
Monopoly I assume. Taliban edition. The most expensive building would be Osama bin Laden's Cave.


But no one can find that space on the board
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Of course the opposite end of this stick, is that board gaming did help the Taliban fall asleep

I suppose they could have been really into a game of Die Macher and just stayed up too late worrying about opinion polls and square tomatoes... laugh
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vandemonium wrote:


I suppose they could have been really into a game of Die Macher and just stayed up too late worrying about opinion polls and square tomatoes... laugh


YOU are a SQUARE TOMATO.

 
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