Prisoners devise board game based on ‘life inside’

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18 October 2007, Essen (dpa) - A game devised by inmates of a German prison to give an idea of life "inside" was demonstrated Wednesday at a German trade fair for board games.

18 October 2007

Essen (dpa) - A game devised by inmates of a German prison to give an idea of life "inside" was demonstrated Wednesday at a German trade fair for board games.

Players roll the dice in Ohne Bewaehrung (No Parole) to proceed from the intake office, meet drugs and alcohol withdrawal counsellors, learn labour skills in the prison workshop and attend services at chapel.

Playing football in the exercise yard is included, but there are no escapes.

The game was dreamt up by prisoners at Kapellen Prison near the town of Moers, and the boards are printed in a workshop at another prison, in Geldern.

So far the game, costing 29.50 euros (41.90 dollars) is only on sale the Moers Prison office.

It was shown at Spiel 07, a trade fair in the German city of Essen with 758 exhibitors. Board games are a popular pastime among Germans and a common gift.

DPA

Subject: German news

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