From The Atlantic:
A wave of modern, strategy-heavy board games have earned acclaim and popularity while asking players to reenact human history’s grimmest episodes. Now, a reckoning is coming, Luke Winkie warns. https://t.co/ZgtkQL9VEX
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) July 22, 2021
The Racial Reckoning is coming for … board games. The problem, evidently, is that in historically accurate strategy board games, the white people usually win in the end, which is intolerable. We need historically accurate board games in which sub-Saharans conquer England.
But … that hasn’t happened (yet).
Not just the colonialism in Risk. Apparently Atlantic has been on the case for a while. The Monopoly game street values are based on racism and yep, probably redlining: https://t.co/Lwdiml7cvl
— Renaissance Man (@savanarola5) July 22, 2021