Israeli father Nir Katshal was playing a computer game with his children before bedtime when he found that another player has defaced the game with a swastika next to the word “Jew”.
Sim City, a game in which players plan, build and manage a functioning city, is popular amongst parents and children as a non-violent game which teaches children how cities and society work in a fun and engaging way. Each player creates their own city and can also look at other players’ cities.
The Katshal family found that one player has called their city “Trolltown” and decorated it with roads in the shape of a swastika and the word “Jew”. Katshal also discovered that players can build all manner of religious prayer houses, except synagogues.