100 years ago, when our girls were in middle school, Mall Madness was the only present they wanted for Christmas.
Do you remember this cardboard tribute to capitalism? Think Monopoly, but with credit cards.
I was aghast and said absolutely not.
The very next year, it was at the top of the wish list again.
"If they've asked for it two years in a row, you have to get it," reasoned my best pal Joyce. With extreme reluctance, Santa came through.
As I recall, many girls spent many hours hovering over the game board, which has a small machine that tells you which stores have a sale, where to head next, and don't forgot to stop at the ATM.
Frankly, I'm not sure what the goal/point/moral of the game is, exactly. But I can tell you that it is enjoying a rebirth, of sorts.
Everything is still in the box, except the credit cards.
Clearly, the economy has exacted its toll.
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