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Settler colonialism 

The Atlantic article about settler colonialism in the board game hobby is good.

theatlantic.com/culture/archiv

Settler colonialism 

@bulkington we had to re-develop this shit as a school project, the professor was all proud to show us the game... Always felt like.. What the fuck is wrong with you? And with all other students, for considering this kind of game acceptable?

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@Scarlet jeez, that is nuts. Was the fact that the game is about slavery even discussed?

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@bulkington no, the student didn't mind, the professor was always like "this is awesome", and they looked angry at the prospect of me using the right terms for the different categories of people in this game

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@Scarlet I was at a friend’s board game night and they decided to play it and I started reading the rules and noped out. While they played I read off things from Wikipedia pages on the history of Puerto Rico. I just shared this article with that group and boy did it set off an argument with the host of that game night. He asserted that Monopoly was just as bad as a game about colonial slavery because it was about rent seeking. It got absurd.

Settler colonialism 

@bulkington well.. I mean, landlords should also burn, but like... It has nothing to do with actual fucking murder and exploitation of billions ?

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@Scarlet I don’t even have a problem playing Catan. But I at least draw the line at a game that is asking me to role play committing crimes against humanity.

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