Welfare Game Banned in the 80's is Back - Game with Celebrity Criminals and Liberals Also Released

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ANNAPOLIS, MD - August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- announced today that it has re-released the controversial board game, "Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?" as a downloadable file. New "Game-to-Personal-Printer" concept introduced.

Caption: Two fun and controversial board games from

The game pits players on the Able-bodied Welfare Recipient's Promenade against those in the Working Person's Rut. Those on the Welfare Promenade begin with $500 and get $200 more for each out-of-wedlock child. They also get money by playing the lottery and the horses, getting involved in four "Saturday Night" crimes-armed robbery, gambling, drugs, and prostitution-and drawing from 50 "Welfare Benefit" cards. Players stuck in the Working Person's Rut draw "Working Person's Burden" cards.

In the 1980's, Welfare officials in Washington put into operation a successful nationwide plan to "remove the game from the marketplace." The game inventors, Bob Johnson and Ron Pramschufer, report the details of this government-directed censorship at

The inventors are billing their re-released game, a big slice of Americana, as the "Classic Welfare Fraud Edition," featuring the scams and dollar amounts from welfare's heyday in the 1980's.

The Web site also offers a downloadable version of the Celebrity Edition of "Capital Punishment," where you can actually punish criminals-if you can get them past your opponent's liberals who come out of the Ivory Tower. Celebrity Criminals include O. J., Osama, Charles Manson, and Susan Smith. Celebrity Liberals include Hillary, Dan Rather, Al Franken, and Jesse Jackson.

The games cost $9.95 each, both for $16.95. Consumers can download the elements of the games, (game boards, out-of-wedlock children, benefit and burden cards, money, celebrity criminals and liberals, etc.), put them together, and be playing them within the hour. "Why pay $40 - $50 for a board game when you can get top-notch classic games delivered to your printer for less than $10," Mr. Pramschufer said.

"Buyers decide the quality of the games at their own printer, making disposable versions, primo versions, or both. And if a player spills something on the game board or pieces, it's no big deal. Just print new copies of what was damaged," Mr. Johnson added.

According to the Web site, the games are guaranteed to help rehabilitate "lingering liberals."

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