First things first, it should be noted that Nick Packard who wrote the note below – is no longer nine-years-old. According to his Facebook page he is all grown up, has graduated from NYU with a degree in history and is now engaged. But at one point in his life he was a precocious nine-year-old boy who was on a quest to fight injustice. A boy who thought that Life wasn’t fair – Life the board game that is. He took such umbrage with the game that he wrote Milton Bradly a letter and it’s a doozy.
Check it out here:
Dear Milton Bradly,
I think your new version of Life® game is unfair.
On the board there is not one black person and you must get married to someone of the opposite sex and you can’t be gay or lesbin. ALso the girls are pink which is stereotypical for “the weaker sex” and the boy pegs are blue which is stereotypical for strengh there are many strong girls and weak boys. Also your game teaches little kids that if you have tons of money you are automaticly happy that is a lie. And you must buy a house which many people can’t afford, and you have a huge paying job. In other words your game is not really life.
written by Nick Packard age 9
Yeah, this is awesome. Do you hope (or wish) your nine-year-old was that insightful?