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Post  psychomansam on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 08:48

Pop Quiz:

Prizes to anyone who can answer without using their meta-brain(google etc).

When and where have laws been passed restricting the playing of board games?

P.s I'm asking partly out of interest as I'm sure there are more examples, though I do already have one or two examples in mind.
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Post  Aneurin on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 10:08

psychomansam wrote:Pop Quiz:

Prizes to anyone who can answer without using their meta-brain(google etc).

When and where have laws been passed restricting the playing of board games?

P.s I'm asking partly out of interest as I'm sure there are more examples, though I do already have one or two examples in mind.

I would be seriously impressed if anyone knew this without the aid of Google, Siri or Cortana...
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Post  PaulC on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 10:18

Aneurin wrote:
psychomansam wrote:Pop Quiz:

Prizes to anyone who can answer without using their meta-brain(google etc).

When and where have laws been passed restricting the playing of board games?

P.s I'm asking partly out of interest as I'm sure there are more examples, though I do already have one or two examples in mind.

I would be seriously impressed if anyone knew this without the aid of Google, Siri or Cortana...

I know the Taliban banned Chess in Afghanistan.

I also wouldn't be surprised if it (or other similar games) had previously been banned in European monarchies at sometime during the last 600 years (in much the same way ball games were) to prevent the military from being distracted from their duties.
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Post  psychomansam on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 14:22

Paul wrote:
Aneurin wrote:
psychomansam wrote:Pop Quiz:

Prizes to anyone who can answer without using their meta-brain(google etc).

When and where have laws been passed restricting the playing of board games?

P.s I'm asking partly out of interest as I'm sure there are more examples, though I do already have one or two examples in mind.

I would be seriously impressed if anyone knew this without the aid of Google, Siri or Cortana...

I know the Taliban banned Chess in Afghanistan.

I also wouldn't be surprised if it (or other similar games) had previously been banned in European monarchies at sometime during the last 600 years (in much the same way ball games were) to prevent the military from being distracted from their duties.

Actually, I seem to remember the Taliban banning chess as well - hidden somewhere in my memory - well recalled sir!
I wonder about Cromwell, he banned most things, including football and the majority of pubs I believe (a real populist). Will have to use my meta-brain to find out though.

CLUE:
USA - recent history
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Post  PaulC on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 16:28

Did Dan Quayle push for a ban of Scrabble because he couldn't spell?

Or maybe Gee-dubya banned Risk because Condy and Coh-lin always beat him!

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Post  psychomansam on Thu 02 Jul 2015, 13:38

psychomansam wrote:
Paul wrote:
Aneurin wrote:
psychomansam wrote:Pop Quiz:

Prizes to anyone who can answer without using their meta-brain(google etc).

When and where have laws been passed restricting the playing of board games?

P.s I'm asking partly out of interest as I'm sure there are more examples, though I do already have one or two examples in mind.

I would be seriously impressed if anyone knew this without the aid of Google, Siri or Cortana...

I know the Taliban banned Chess in Afghanistan.

I also wouldn't be surprised if it (or other similar games) had previously been banned in European monarchies at sometime during the last 600 years (in much the same way ball games were) to prevent the military from being distracted from their duties.

I wonder about Cromwell, he banned most things, including football and the majority of pubs I believe (a real populist). Will have to use my meta-brain to find out though.


Aha, research tells that all games were banned on Sundays. Bad bananas.
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