Sunday 12 February 1995
Rule 2 says: "The Object of the Game is to kill every other player on the board." It comes complete with Dracula, dungeons, torture chambers, tower with cauldron of oil permanently on the boil and an Oubliette, out of which which no player ever emerges. Unsurprisingly it has become a cult, particularly among blood-thirsty youngsters (is there any other sort?).
Now it could become a film, largely thanks to Terry (Crusades) Jones, who found the game a lifesaver when he was stuck with his family during a wet week in Wales.
The twisted brain behind the game is that of Robert Wynne- Simmons, who wrote such masterpieces of cinematic horror as Blood on Satan's Claw, and is being helped by Jones to produce a film-script adaptation. The suitably Gothic designer is Angela White, who was responsible for the London Dungeon.
Leading the fund-raising effort for the film is a young Irish entrepreneur, Dermot Mulqueen (although he's anxious to play down his origins, since he fears that what he calls the "Paddy factor" could damage his efforts). But it shouldn't be too difficult to get the £3m or so required to produce the film.
- 1 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 2 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 3 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
General Election 2015: David Cameron catching up in polls – but he badly needs a clear lead
South Africa xenophobic attacks: Shops looted and violence on streets of Johannesburg as foreigners are forced to hide in police stations
18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
iJobs Money & Business
£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £45,000: SThree: SThree Group have been well e...
£50000 - £667000 per annum + excellent benefits : Ashdown Group: IT Manager / ...
£13000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Scotland's leading life insuran...
£40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: Training Programme Manag...