Not Saussure

November 12, 2006

Why should the Islamists have all the best games? An idea for Dr Reid

Filed under: Religion, War on Terror, Wingnuts — notsaussure @ 6:45 pm

From the Independent, introducing an article about how

John Reid is to set out a ‘core script of British values’ as part of an all-out government assault on the hardline tricks that lure the UK’s young Muslims into terrorism

It seems to be a simple board game that purports to be the Islamic equivalent of Monopoly. But one card in the game – sold as a family activity – invites players to “kill Western infidels”.

I’ve got the very thing! Give ’em a copy of Left Behind Games: Eternal Forces. Who wants to play jihadist board games when they can crank up their PC and

Wage a war of apocalyptic proportions in LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces – a real-time strategy game based upon the best-selling LEFT BEHIND book series created by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Join the ultimate fight of Good against Evil, commanding Tribulation Forces or the Global Community Peacekeepers, and uncover the truth about the worldwide disappearances!

· Lead the Tribulation Force from the book series , including Rayford, Chloe, Buck and Bruce against Nicolae Carpathia – the AntiChrist.

· Conduct physical & spiritual warfare : using the power of prayer to strengthen your troops in combat and wield modern military weaponry throughout the game world.

· Recover ancient scriptures and witness spectacular Angelic and Demonic activity as a direct consequence of your choices.

· Command your forces through intense battles across a breathtaking, authentic depiction of New York City .

· Control more than 30 units types – from Prayer Warrior and Hellraiser to Spies, Special Forces and Battle Tanks!

· Enjoy a robust single player experience across dozens of New York City maps in Story Mode – fighting in China Town , SoHo , Uptown and more!

· Play multiplayer games as Tribulation Force or the AntiChrist’s Global Community Peacekeepers with up to eight players via LAN or over the internet!

Far more fun than Monopoly, as I’m sure we’d all agree. Well, these Christians don’t seem to like it much,  but they’re just spoilsports.


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5 Comments »

  1. Don’t know which one would cause more mayhem.

    Comment by jameshigham — November 12, 2006 @ 10:16 pm

  2. I may have misunderstood the write-up on Left Behind Games’ site, but as far as I can gather, at least in multi-player mode, you can try your hand at being the anti-Christ.

    That sounds great fun, and surprisingly liberal-minded for a company run by members of the American born-again Christian right.

    Comment by notsaussure — November 13, 2006 @ 1:25 am

  3. Excellent. There’s also a War on Terror board game out.

    Comment by Rachel — November 13, 2006 @ 11:44 am

  4. […] Now I know what I want for Christmas! I’m indebted to Rachel, not only for mentioning me in her blog but also for drawing my attention, in a comment to another post here, to what looks like my sort of game; Everyone starts with the best intentions. Then things start to get cramped. Then you notice your neighbour has more oil than you. Before long, war is waged, nukes are dropped, revolutions are fought and terrorists are doing your dirty work, before turning on you… War on Terror, the boardgame: A quality boardgame for 2 – 6 players, lovingly illustrated and politically correct (in a very literal sense). Playing it will bring out the nastiest, greediest, darkest, most paranoid aspects of your character. It’s all great family fun. […]

    Pingback by War on Terror Games « Not Saussure — November 13, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

  5. This statement is posted from an employee of Left Behind Games on behalf of Troy Lyndon, our Chief Executive Officer.

    There has been in incredible amount of MISINFORMATION published in the media and in online blogs here and elsewhere.

    Pacifist Christians and other groups are taking the game material out of context to support their own causes. There is NO “killing in the name of God” and NO “convert or die”. There are NO “negative portrayals of Muslims” and there are NO “points for killing”.

    Please play the game demo for yourself (to at least level 5 of 40) to get an accurate perspective, or listen to what CREDIBLE unbiased experts are saying after reviewing the game at http://www.leftbehindgames.com/pages/controversy.htm

    Then, we’d love to hear your feedback as an informed player.

    The reality is that we’re receiving reports everyday of how this game is positively affecting lives by all who play it.

    Thank you for taking the time to be a responsible blogger.

    Comment by sjrnyc — January 23, 2007 @ 2:30 am


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