Americana: Playing with Death

All those vengeful citizens itching to see serious criminals get their just deserts will soon be able to impose Capital Punishment. Not via the chair, the chamber or the firing squad — but in the board game. In Capital Punishment, say Co-Inventors Bob Johnson and Ronald Pramschufer of Baltimore, the object is to put a murderer, a kidnaper, an arsonist or a rapist into the electric chair be fore an opponent's "liberals" can set him free by landing on the same square as the criminal. Not surprisingly, the game has outraged more than a few opponents of capital punishment. "Treating the...

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