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They sure do...robbery becomes shoplifting, bullet wounds in the back end up moving, and providing video footage becomes character assassination! But as the saying goes, a grand jury will indict a ham sandwich, so I suspect we'll be halfway to the preordained "justice" outcome before too long.


How about the mystery of the police chief's statement? From "The officer knew nothing of the robbery at the time of the stop," to "He recognized the suspects from the robbery."

The other way 'round, wasn't it? At any rate, yes...e police chief's statements, too! The facts change so much and so frequently that I'm very jealous of the (seeming) 95% of the people who don't need to rely on them for their conclusions.
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God, I love this game. Smile
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It may have been. At first there was speculation that the officer knew of the robbery when he stopped Brown. Several days later, when the police chief gave his press conference, he was asked several times if the officer did, in fact, know of the robbery. The chief repeatedly said that he did not. (And we must assume that he had at least spoken to the officer.)

Now, just a couple of days ago, it's being reported that the officer was, in fact, aware of the robbery.

You'd think the police chief should have known what he was talking about at the press conference, especially since he was pretty adamant about his original statement.
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How'd we go from fun board games to Ferguson? And why?
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How'd we go from fun board games to Ferguson?
Cause here at the Café every conversation is a board game.
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Probably because of the ficitious Ferguson PD game that was posted earlier.

But you raise a good point. Does anyone remember a board game called "L'an 2000" or something like that? It was an interstellar war game, somewhat like Risk, but you could move your pieces on a hyperspace track so that your opponent couldn't see exactly where they were headed. I tried to find the right name on the Internet, but no luck.

Played it a lot in the late 70's and early 80's.
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I'm more of a card player but back in the day I liked Axis and Allies.
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Found it! The game I was referring to earlier was called L'an 4000 A.D. (I was off by two millenia!)

It was really fascinating.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameversio......-edition
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I can see why their is a police "blue wall of silence." It has to be that way, otherwise because society is not willing to give the police a fair shake and will throw an innocent cop under the bus for being justified in his actions, the only way to prevent it from happening is for the police to exercise their 5 amendment right to remain silent which helps to hinder politically motivated investigations designed to find cops guilty even though the cops were legitimately justified and not guilty. So, there is no other way. It has to be that way. As one prior law enforcement officer stated here on the forum: "silence is powerful." Society, not the police, create the "blue wall of silence." The "blue wall of silence" is a practical necessity of survival for the police, even for those police who are honest and do their job right and fairly and legally.
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General- We're trying to get this thread back on topic. Please don't kill it by getting this thread deleted like the other Ferguson threads.
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You guys were the ones who brought up Ferguson, not me. But I will be glad to get back on topic, since you guys kinda sorta got it off topic initially.
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Sure, we can all play this one together!
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Well back on topic. My wife, brother in law and myself have played this particular board game:

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It's different from "Betrayal at House on the Hill." What I don't like about Fantasy Games is the way they write their instruction books. I mean, once you get the rules down pat, they make some great games. But it's just more difficult to master the rules of their game given the way they write their instruction booklets and how everything is just scattered around. Doesn't seem like the rules are written in an organized way. That being said, Mansions of Madness is another haunted house type game like "Betrayal at House on the Hill." It offers puzzles, monsters, clues and various weapons and such in the game. It's different and fun from and like Betrayal at House on the Hill. The rules are a little more difficult to master, partly because of the way the instruction booklet is written whereas Betrayal at House on the Hill has easy to understand instruction booklet and rules that are easy to understand and master.
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Sounds like the Call of Cthulhu.
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Sounds like the Call of Cthulhu.



Yeah, but I would only recommend Mansions of Madness for serious board gamers. It's a great game as long as you don't mind dealing with a lot of game pieces and have the patience to navigate the rule book and play the game and really master the rules. Once you got the rules down pat, it's a great game. I keep the game pieces will organized with like plastic trays with various compartments. I take good care of the games I bought. Now, for the less serious gamers, who don't want to bother with a a lot of pieces and want to deal with easy to master rules and yet, still have a game that offers a great depth of strategy and is haunted house themed, I would recommend Betrayal at House on the Hill over Mansions of Madness. However, that being said, Mansions of Madness is a great game that is haunted house themed and yet offers something different from Betrayal at House on the Hill. You just have to not mind playing with a lot of game pieces and have the patience to master the rules from a disorganized rule book. That could be a deal breaker for most people who are not serious board gamers and just want a board game that is easy to understand and fun to play and not be bothered with a lot of pieces. I have honestly found my family and myself playing Betrayal at House on the Hill more than Mansions of Madness, though I do enjoy both games because they both offer something different from each other.
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I remember playing this in the 80's. It was a electronic/board game cross over.


Dark Tower.
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I forgot all about Risk and Stratego.
I lost interest in Risk when I realized that whoever gained control of Australia in the beginning usually went on to win the game.
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I personally think Go is a superior and much more in depth strategy game than Chess. I enjoy Chess and it's an awesome game, but if somebody is interested in gaining a better understanding and developing a more strategic mind, then Go is the game to play.


Yes, compared to Chess--the game of Go is superior, I agree with you. Once, I saw a video-clip of a Professional-Go match in its final moments, and I saw from the loser's agonized face an actual teardrop fall on the board. No, he was Not a crybaby at all. Instead,a professional Go match takes its toll on even the toughest of men.
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I really like Settlers of Catan. It's a great euro game with a modular board for awesome replay ability. Our group uses a couple of expansions with it and we love it! Our library is slowly but surely getting bigger, it can be an expensive hobby if you purchase all the games that one finds interesting.

We also like Inkognito, Love Letter/Lost Legacy, SmashUp, Resistance:Avalon, Shadows over Camelot, Memoir '44, Neuroshima Hex, Kingdom Builder, Coup, Revolution, King of Tokyo and so many more. We probably have about 70+ board games at this time. I have a few still in kickstarter as well.

I really like board gaming for the social interactions. Every other week we will visit a few local game stores when they hold board game nights, sometimes we have close to 60 in attendance, great fun!! Smile
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