In case you're not yet sold on the videogames-and-violence controversy being largely a case of selective reporting, boardgaming blog Purple Pawn has taken the effort to round up no less than nine stories in the last week linking violence to traditional family boardgaming. Go check it out.
These probably came about because people bought playing cards whose contents were not adequately classified. The inherent difficulty in keeping unclassified boardgames out of the hands of children is a real and ongoing issue in our modern society.
State College, PA: Man plays board games with a few guys, and then one of them later breaks into his apartment and wakes him up by molesting him.
Winona, MI: Sex offender charged with molesting a 6 year old girl during a game of Go Fish.
Chicago, IL: Four women beat and stab a man to death after he breaks one of their cigarettes at a card game.
Alameda, CA: Man stabs to death his friend over a game of chess.