July 17, 2007
There are also board games about the U.S.-Mexico border, including two by Texas Tech
University assistant professor Francisco Ortega. In Crossing the Bridge, which uses
a board that looks like a highway, players try to smuggle people and drugs into the
U.S., which they exchange for money and can use to buy weapons or gasoline to smuggle
back into Mexico. They risk getting caught by customs and having their cars, merchandise
or passports taken away.