Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Top Ten Games They Should RE-Invent

(With thanks to BigChamor, who helped me write this at 2am.)

1) The game of Life: Economic Recession Version- Instead of losing your job and picking a new career, you wait ten turns before you get a new job. And you lose your car and you need to hitchhike.

2) Memory: The Eineklach Version: All bubby has to do is pick up two kinderlach from the same family and name them!

3) Obamanopoly- Collect money as you go around, then put all of it into the middle. Free Obama tee-shirt with each purchase!

4) Parve-Cheesy- Parcheesi for folks who want to play it after the shabbos meal.

5) "Ring"o- Bingo for kallahs. Put your chosson's name on each box. Each time you mention his name, cross off a box. See how long it takes to get the whole board!

6) Rush Hour: Boro Park Version- There is no way to win. You just sit and wait for everyone to leave the board, then you go home.

7) VeggieLand- for today's health concious parents. We don't want a game that encourages kids to eat candy. We want to encourage kids to eat their spinach!

8) Stratego: The Iraq Version- this game has no end and no winners. Mission Impossible!

9) Guess Who (Your Shidduch Is)- all pieces have a black hat and white shirt. "Does your shidduch have a blue an grey striped tie?" "Mazel tov! Your shidduch is Yaakov Friedman!"

10) Old Maid or Alte Bochur: solve the shidduch crisis or be the only one stuck without a match!

20 comments:

chanie said...

Hilarious. :D

itsagift said...

Great post! Yeah, some of these games would be a real hit! :)

nmf #7 said...

Hysterical.

But I think that B4S already has a Shidduch version out- not Guess Who- more like Life.

Frayda said...

Very funny!

Freeda said...

Brilliant Post! 7 took a minute to "chap"...

Staying Afloat said...

Obamanopoly. Still laughing.

I like these lists.

Mikeinmidwood said...

i would love to play old maid and alte bochur, that one had me cracking.

thinking out loud said...

Great list! Gave me a good laugh :D

G6 said...

Pretty Pretty Princess... now renamed Aidel Maidel.
But instead of collecting jewelry, you collect a tehillim, a perek shira and an all black wardrobe. You win with the headband.
(The black ring is no longer the "bad" piece to get... it's now red shoes...)

tembow said...

lol
SD: nice job!

Mushkie said...

Love it! Contact MB, I'm sure they'd love to tap more into their frum market. :D

corner point said...

You're too funny...

I seriously laughed out loud by some of them. Ring-o...Rush Hour:Boro Park Version...Guess who.... You're a PANIC!!!

Thanks for the laughs :-D

Zeeskeit said...

Gotta say when I first read last wks Top Ten - I'll be brutally honest - I thought it would be a real dud! I figured you'd put up some corny top ten list - but I guess I underestmated you SD!!!!!!!! GR8 Job! Can't wait for the next list!!!!!!!

ROFL!!!!!!!

Something Different said...

Chanie- Thanks. :-D

IAG- Actually, I am surprised they haven't made veggie land yet. With all the talk about obesity in america....

NMF- There can be millions of shidduch games. Number 11, which didnt make it on to the Top Ten (thanks to big chamor's insistence that it isn't funny) was gonna be:
Who wants to marry a millionaire: Answer all the questions correctly and you get to marry the rich guy's daughter! :-p

Frayda- Thanks. :-)

Freeda- Yeah, I wasn't sure how clear that one was... By the way, I totally mixed up Freyda and Freeda the first time you commented on my blog...if that explains some of the confusion...

SA- I take it you aren't a liberal? ;-)

MIM- It's a tricky game, cuz the cards don't look alike... You have to match them up. I am not sure exactly how though. :-P

TOL- Betcha needed it! lol

G6- Am I embarrassing myself if I admit that I never heard of that game? But either way, I like your adapttion. Except it would have to be Aidel Aidel Maidel.

TB- Haven't seen you in ages. Welcome back! Glad you liked!

Mushkie- Hey, ya never know! Apples to apples has a jewish version out...

CP- Hey thanks for the compliments! I guess you're rather impartial to Ring-O. ;-)

ZK- :-( I can't believe you think that low of me! If I have nothing decent to post I won't post anything. Not that they will be funny all the time, but I hope not to post lame and unsuccesful humor attemts either...

BigChamor21 said...

Hey! Don't talk about me behind my back! And I STILL don't think it's a funny game. So THERE.

thinking out loud said...

Is this good enough for #3?
http://www.manlyrash.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/bamopoly.jpg

itsagift said...

ha - who wants to marry a millionaire! That's a good one! You could have added that one!! :-}

Vincetastic said...

This is list is hilarious, excellent work!

David_on_the_Lake said...

lol
very funny..

I loved the game of life..and rush hour...

Something Different said...

BC- You've been outvoted!

TOL- AWESOME! Love it!!

IAG- Take it up with big chamor...

Vince- Thanks. :-)

DOL- Glad you liked, but you love that version of life as a game only, right? :-P