games at the corner brewery

I don’t know that you can read it here, but the box for this self-proclaimed “Christian board game” states that it’s both “non-threatening” and “non-confrontational.” I’ve looked online to see if I could find out any more about it, but so far I’ve only been able to discover that it was produced in 1975… Anyway, as I sat there at the Corner Brewery (where I found the game), looking it over, it occurred to me that very few Christian board games today would make that claim. Even if it were true, it wouldn’t sell in today’s world, where Jesus is seen more as a warrior than as the gentle person that we children of the 60’s grew up hearing about… If I ever have the time, I’d like to play Roll-a-Roll. And, then, right afterward, play the new Left Behind board game. I think it would be an interesting exercise, and lead to a worthwhile post (if not an article for the next issue of the magazine).

Speaking of the Corner Brewery, I was thinking that it might be fun to hold “office hours” there once a month or so. What do you think? Would any of you come out to complain about my site in person? What if I could arrange for drink specials? What if we played “Roll-a-Role”? What if I agreed to cut you in on a life-changing business opportunity?

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  1. mark
    Posted September 26, 2006 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    “Elderly Man,” if I understood correctly, was one of the many characters you could choose to play as.

  2. Jack
    Posted September 27, 2006 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Personally I’m threatened by the thought of playing an elderly man.

  3. ol' e cross
    Posted September 27, 2006 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Only if you call me Cunningham and your

  4. briancors
    Posted September 27, 2006 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I’d be down for a monthly evil scheme session.
    If you figure it out, let me know when!

  5. mark
    Posted September 28, 2006 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    This is kind of off the subject, but, jumping off from what Ol’ E.C. said, wouldn’t it be fun to make a shot-by-shot remake of an episode of Happy Days right here in Ypsilanti? Same dialogue, same shot blocking, only using bar regulars instead of actors and setting it Arthur’s instead of Arnold’s. I think it could be pretty cool. (I’m sure we could get a local pimp to play the Fonz.)

  6. kurta
    Posted September 28, 2006 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    I found Roll-a-Role last night at the CB (before reading this post). I would like to point out there are two editions included in the box so non-Christians can play too.

  7. jeremybaldwin
    Posted September 29, 2006 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I also enjoyed playing Roll-a-Role the other night, especially when I was the Blind Man discussing the child molesting church Janitor with a Little girl (Kurta.). Actually that didn’t happen, but theoretically it could…We did watch Pterodactyl porn after playing though….

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