Thursday, December 20, 2007

Top Ten Board Game News Items in 2007

From Yehuda
"7. OK, Granny! Up Against the Wall!

Private poker games played for money has always been illegal in most states, but this year saw an upsurge in the pathetic and mindless interpretation and enforcement of these laws. In some cases, the laws were discovered to be too vague: playing any game with cards, even if not for money, could be construed as illegal.

Around the U.S., private residents playing for pennies, veterans associations playing cribbage, and even old-age homes playing cards for fun got raided by overeager enforcement agencies.

Clarifications and reworking the laws are now on the agenda of several states."

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