Friday, August 13, 2004

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Yesterday, I discovered Left Behind-The Movie TM Board Game (yes, that’s the official title). I especially enjoy the flames of hell that appear at one corner of the board. I wonder if the loser misses out on the rapture and is forced to spend eternity on a post-apocalyptic earth (insert your own joke about New Jersey).

How do you market a game like that? Imagine being in the marketing meeting trying to come up with slogans for the game.

  • “You’re not just playing to win, you’re playing for your life.”
  • “Buy the board game or Kirk Cameron will make a sequel. Go ahead; test us.”
  • “The most important board game – ever.”
  • “The board game that will save your friends from hell.”
I wonder if they have Left Behind lunchboxes?

1 comment:

Elwyn said...

Firstly, I'll admit that I've never read any of the "Left Behind" series. Actually, in general, I've only ever read one piece of Christian fiction, "The Pilgrim's Progress".

I guess I find myself terrified that I'm on the same team as Kirk Cameron.

I wonder if there's a higher rate of depression and anxiety amongst people who read the series.

Have you played the "Left Behind" computer game? I haven't (and don't intend to) but sadly, I have seen it in store.