Welcome to the 7th installment of the Worst Toys of 2012.
Today, I bring you The Gullible Award. This award honors the shrewdness of marketers and “dishonors” those of us who buy the item.
Without further delay, then, the 2012 Gullible Award goes to The Logo Board Game.
Here are 5 reasons why the Logo Board Game made the list of the Worst Toys of 2012:
- We are exposed to an estimated 5,000 marketing messages a day. Evidently that’s too few for some people, so why not increase their exposure to advertising and buy them The Logo Board Game?
- Why spend your time playing Trivial Pursuit and learning that Tolkien wrote Lord of the Rings, when you or your child could “study” how goofy the Kool-Aid guy from the 1970′s commercials looks?
- Why read books with your children when you can work with them on a stack of what one reviewer called “capitalism flash cards”?
- If you’re hoping to play this with your family, your children better be at least thirty years old since many of the logos are from the 1980s or earlier. That’s the era of perms, people.
- The Logo Board Game features the logo of Go Daddy, a popular website hosting company. I’m not a fan of Go Daddy because I always forget the actual name of the website and google “Big Daddy” instead. Trust me: You get very different results when you search “Big Daddy.”
For further reading, check out other items that made the list of the Worst Toys of 2012.
Which board games do you love? despise?
Which games did you play as a kid?