My chosen topic? How Life is the worst board game ever created.
It starts like this:
My daughter received the board game Life from my parents for Christmas this year. She was thrilled – immediately after opening it, she begged my wife and I to play it with her. Sure, we said. Why not? Board game! Good Time Family Fun!
I vaguely remembered the game from my own childhood – mainly I recalled that it was easier than Monopoly, but more boring than Sorry. But as my daughter set up the game, I started to remember the game’s not-so-subtle analogies: you drive a boxy, affordable station wagon down a winding road (the road of LIFE, mind you), steer through the twists and turns (of LIFE), over hills and valleys (of LIFE!), and as you motor merrily along, you navigate all of life’s super-fun challenges: marriage, family, career. Kids love it.
Adults, however, play it and end up in a state of clinical depression.
To find out what happens, click here. Originally, I was going for funny in this post, but, erm... something slightly more bitter may have taken over. Heh.