Monday, January 28, 2008

New Board Game Shows You How To Be The Prison Bitch!

Ever been to prison? Well, now's there's a board game that will make you think tqice about going there. This game is intended for mature audiences — not children — and is simply intended for entertainment. The son of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is peddling a board game titled "Don't Drop the Soap," a prison-themed game he created as part of a class project at the Rhode Island School of Design. The game also goes on sale starting Jan. 31, and it's website describes "Don't Drop the Soap" as a game "Where no one playing enters through the front door!" How sweet.

John Sebelius, 23, has the backing of his mother and father, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius. Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said both parents "are very proud of their son John's creativity and talent." Sebelius is selling the game on his Internet site for $34.99, plus packaging, shipping and handling. The contact information on the Web site lists the address of the governor's mansion. Corcoran said the address will change when John Sebelius moves. Purchaser's of the first 3,000 games include a certificate of authenticity for limited edition print.

"Fight your way through 6 different exciting locations in hopes of being granted parole," the site says. "Escape prison riots in The Yard, slip glass into a mob boss' lasagna in the Cafeteria, steal painkillers from the nurse's desk in the Infirmary, avoid being cornered by the Aryans in the Shower Room, fight off Latin Kings in Gang War, and try not to smoke your entire stash in The Hole." Sebelius' mom Kathleen actually went undercover into one of the jails to see how prisoners were treated,” John says. “She actually was strip-searched and everything. She was in there for a few days.” He actually invented the game three years ago as a class project at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The game includes five tokens representing a bag of cocaine, a handgun and three characters: wheelchair-using 'Wheelz," muscle-flexing "Anferny" and business suit-clad "Sal 'the Butcher.'" Sebelius sought legal advice to be sure he followed proper requirements, and he even took out a loan on his own to pay for the production of his work. Sebelius' game is not the first to poke politically incorrect fun at incarceration. The Web site features a game called "Prison Bitch: The Card Game," while several video game publishers have gone behind bars for such titles as "The Suffering" and "Prison Tycoon."

This is a game that might make you sort of "scared straight!" Sorry, bad choice of words. It's definitely an experience that only someone on the outside could appreciate and probably could become a kind of a family tradition to play the game at Christmas time. See, now my tatoo makes sense! Have fun and watch your back!