T and H kept on saying, 'it's only a game Mummy'. I calmed myself down by remembering that chess is a battle to the death too, so some things never change. It's just not so close to the bone as this computer game with the news flashes rolling down the left hand side of the screen.
Maybe Monopoly could be seen as bad taste too. My brother and I used to ruin the bank all the time and had to bail it out from our heaps of cash! We used to put all fines in the centre and who ever landed on free parking got the lot. The poor old bank never stood a chance with us.