Cracked.com had an article on classic board games with sinister origins.  Must-read.

3 fun facts:

#1 People were playing the Game of Life before the Civil War began.

#2 Snakes and Ladders  taught religious virtue to Hindu children.

#3 Hasbro needs to reissue Clue/Cluedo with the bomb and the shillelagh (and a flame-thrower for good measure).

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