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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

PRETTY PRETTY PRINCESS

PRETTY PRETTY PRINCESS
I mentioned this in a post last week,so I may as well make it a re-run. It is from 2011
There is a popular board game for little girls six and under, “Pretty Pretty Princess.”  In this game, you roll dice, go around the board, and collect rings, earrings and a crown.  When you collect each item plus the crown you win.   Everyone in the game then has to declare you the “Pretty Pretty Princess.”
This is a great game for little ones because it is so simple and it combines counting with dress-up.  I am secure enough in my masculinity to wear the earrings, rings, and the crown much to the amusement of all. 

I am not homophobic and I believe your sexual orientation is determined at birth, but there is still something in the back of my prehistoric mind that thinks the gay lifestyle is not one to intentionally turn your child towards and maybe this game is not aimed at most little boys.
My youngest son survived this game.  He played it with the same sense of silliness that I did and it would appear that he hasn’t jumped teams.  Still it occurs to me that there should be a similar game for little boys.  It would be a simple game that combines counting with masculine attributes.  I would name it:  “TUFFY TUFFY TUFF GUY.”



Each player would start with an empty tool belt.  He would go around the board and collect tools to fill his belt.  When he collected a drill, a screw driver, and a saw, he would then be just the “Silver Hammer” away from being declared,   “TUFFY TUFFY TUFF GUY!”



Along the way around the board, if you land on one of the “Gender Bender” squares, you have to pick a card.  These cards would have different instructions such as:
“You punched a bully in the nose, move three steps forward and collect a power drill.”  Or “You attended a Lisa concert, take two steps back and turn in your saw.”

I think little girls would also enjoy this game.  Come on Hasbro or Parker Brothers take a chance, I think this game would be a big seller. 
The world is ready for TUFFY TUFFY TUFF GUY!  

20 comments:

  1. I think it would probably sell!!

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  2. I think you're on to something here! You should send this post to Hasbro or whoever makes games these days.

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  3. You should patent it yourself and make it - I can just see you on Dragons Den!

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  4. It and the Pretty Pretty Princess should be sold separately and also as a set, so the kids can play whichever they like! One gift for all the kids in a family, little and big.

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  5. I grew up with brothers and it was all about sports in our house. There was no Pretty Pretty Princess. And I'm as princess'y as you get.

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  6. Obviously, there ought to be the threat of having to turn in one's man card.

    This sounds like the kind of product Tim Allen could have had something to do with back in the day.

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  7. I'm with you and I'll play both. I think I'd like the boy game better though. Just saying.

    Have a fabulous day Cranky. My best to Mrs. C. ☺

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  8. I'm impressed with your creativity. Why don't you crowd source and make these yourself. You have time...

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  9. I would play that game.

    I love Pretty Pretty Princess. My brothers did, too. They were also experts on Barbie (my stepmother collects them), and yet managed to remain men. ;)

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  10. Another great idea from the mind of Cranky Old Man!!!

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  11. I'd have played it. I think this would really sell and think you ought to look past the planning stage and just do it.

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  12. Boys would probably rather be playing with the tools or using them to build or destroy something, rather than just collecting them. I know I would! *grins*

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  13. I was such a tomboy, I probably would have played your game instead of the Princess game.

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  14. How awesomely politically incorrect!!

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  15. Memories! Think about that idea from time to time. Mattel reported positive earnings last quarter - maybe the time is right?

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  16. If I had a game designed to fit my personality, it would be Bitchy Bitchy Bitchess!

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    1. Thank you! Now I need to wipe tea off my monitor.

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