Here’s a game I can’t wait to get a copy of: Ghettopoly, Monopoly with a ghetto flavor, or should I say ‘flava?’
....displayed the game board, with properties including Westside Liquor, Harlem, The Bronx, and Long Beach City, and squares labeled Smitty's XXX Peep Show, Weinstein's Gold and Platinum, and Tyron's Gun Shop.Of course, there are a few so-called black leaders that are taking this game and themselves just a bit too seriously:
Black leaders are outraged over a new board game called "Ghettopoly" that has "playas" acting like pimps and game cards reading, "You got yo whole neighborhood addicted to crack. Collect $50." Black clergymen say the game, the brainchild of a Pennsylvania man, should be banned, and have called for a boycott of Urban Outfitters unless the company stops selling Ghettopoly in its chain of clothing stores. [snip]
"If we are silent on this issue there is more of this type to come," the Rev. Robert P. Shine Sr., president of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity, said at a sidewalk rally Wednesday in front Urban Outfitters' corporate headquarters in Philadelphia.Give it a rest, gentlemen. If we don’t laugh, we’ll go insane.
David Chang is the creator of this game. I’ll bet those of the Southern Caucasian persuasion will be the first to line up and buy one of Mr. Chang’s next innovations:
(Thanks to Absinthe & Cookies)
UPDATE: Hasbro, creator of the board game Monopoly, disavows any connection to Ghettopoly and makes the case that Chang has violated their intellectual property rights. Hasbro does have a point.