The Week contest: Boomer game
This week's question: Hasbro has released a new board game called Monopoly for Millennials, in which players invest not in houses or hotels but in "super relatable" experiences, such as a trip to a vegan restaurant. If a toymaker were to create a new board game in which players have to confront problems unique to Baby Boomers, what should the game be called?
THE WINNER: "Oh, My Achin’ Backgammon"
Linda Manuel, Stockton, New Jersey
SECOND PLACE: "Sorry! (You’ll Have to Speak Up)"
Diane Mareck Page, Santa Rosa, California
THIRD PLACE: "Toots and Bladders"
Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Florida
Alan Martin, Park Ridge, Illinois
"Dungeons & Downsizing"
Kristen Roach, Granby, Connecticut
"Settlers of Boca Raton"
Austin King, Chico, California
Kitty Harvey, Pleasanton, California
Helen Wagmeister, Royal Palm Beach, Florida
"Guess Who’s Gonna Care for You"
Samuel Allen, Washington, D.C.
"Hungry Hungry Hippies"
Greg Mistele, Peapack, New Jersey
"Risk of Falling"
Ivan Kershner, Salem, South Carolina
"Sugar-Free Candy Land"
Joe Valetti, San Leandro, California
"Social Security Checkers"
Anna Mistele, Coral Gables, Florida
Barbara James, Bedford, Massachusetts
Norm Carrier, Flat Rock, North Carolina
"Chutes and Bladders"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas