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I am here today to solicit your Sorry vote.
No, I am not casting dispersions on your vote; I am soliciting your support for a kid game that some adults, like Pam and I, love to play. It's the board game, Sorry.
You have probably played it yourself at one point or another. The game originated in England from William Henry Story, who trademarked it in 1929. Parker Brothers acquired in 1934 and it's currently offered by Hasbro.
The game itself is not complicated, which is one of the reasons we like it. Each player has four tokens (mine are "men," Pam's are "women"). You draw cards to move them around the board and into your "home." The first one to get all four home wins.
The fun is in the cards. If you get an "11," you can switch places with other players. If you get a "7," you can divide it into two moves. If you get a "4," you move backwards four spaces. And it you get one of four "Sorry" cards you can send your opponent back to their home and say "Sorry!" But they know you probably don't mean it. For us, we find it best played with cocktails and snacks. One time we even played a life-size version on a Carnival cruise ship and won a trophy!
By the way, we prefer the Retro Edition of Sorry, which uses the original cards and board from those early days.
Now, about that vote. We just learned that "Sorry" is one of the nominees for this year's National Toy Hall of Fame, competing against the likes of Risk, Bingo, Baby Nancy, Lite-Brite and Yahtzee, to name a few. The public can vote once a day for their favorite by going to THIS LINK.
So as we all gear up to vote in the 2020 election, take a few minutes to cast a vote for Sorry. We promise not to send you home!
Yes, I know it's spelled like "Jerry." No, I don't know why it's pronounced "Gary."