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Offline huggkruka

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2500 Swedes to kill eachother with fruits
« on: April 01, 2006, 03:47:35 am »
This is too great not to share.

As I read the paper today, I found a very funny April's fool's joke. It was an article about a game called "Deathgame". The point of the game was to join a website, add a picture of yourself and your e-mail, plus the city you live in. Then you're in the game, and you have to seek out other players and "kill" them. The weapons of choice are bananas(pistols), apples(grenades), leeks(swords), carrots(knives), onions(tear-gas grenades) and cucumbers(machine guns). This is all pretty funny, but then I read the preamble. It said "No, this is not an April's Fool's joke.

Apparently, approx. 2500 Swedes actually do this. The founder, Yvonne Petersson, was an actual person and what she said was true. This has been going on since 2003. Today, a new round starts, and people all over Sweden are going to seek eachother out, point a banana to another person's head and yell "BANG! You're dead!"

Please tell me we are alone in the world to have a game like this!

For anyone who is able to read Swedish, here's the article:
http://www.dn.se/DNet/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1058&a=533641&previousRenderType=6



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Re: 2500 Swedes to kill eachother with fruits
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2006, 03:52:56 am »
Haha. My gosh thats too good!

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Re: 2500 Swedes to kill eachother with fruits
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2006, 08:35:58 am »
That's awesome. We need something like that in the states.

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Re: 2500 Swedes to kill eachother with fruits
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2006, 11:02:18 am »
They do do this in the US. THere was an artile in the 360blog on CNN the other day.

Look up 'Killer: The assassination game' by Steve Jackson Games.