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Monday, March 06, 2006

Hard to Profit From the Prophet

Makers of the Six Generations card game I mentioned last September have canceled plans to market a version depicting a Muslim family. Designer and publisher Ted Soloview says no one objected to the earlier, Eurocentric game.

"These cards, besides their gaming features, became an encyclopedia of European costumes. But we realized that some drawings of male Muslims look exactly like Prophet Mohammed, so we can put all players and ourselves in jeopardy if [we] publish them. Also, according the structure of our playing cards with equal amount of men and women, each character can have only one partner, which contradicts with Muslim traditions having several wives." [Link]

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