Office Surprise of Epic Weirdness!

I am blessed to know some truly creative and wacky people who share my eclectic sense of humor. I briefly left my office for a “bio-break” only to return to find a package in my recently vacated chair. Inside the mystery box?

A mixed message...

Yes, you are correct. Do not let your eyes deceive you! The packaged contained a copy of the board game, Mystery Date, and the torn off head of a child’s stuffed pony.

Let me let that soak in for a moment. The “torn off head of a child’s stuffed pony”. If you don’t know, it is most likely a nod to the Godfather. In that movie, a big shot Hollywood producer does not do the Godfather a “favor”. The result is a clear message that states “do not mess with me” in the form of a decapitated horse head. Here’s the scene if you don’t know it (warning: graphic).

The box contained so many mixed messages, I don’t know what to think. I do recall mentioning to someone that I would love a chance to play Mystery Date because it is considered a cornerstone of American board games (in some circles). I guess the lesson learned here is “be careful what you wish for”…and don’t piss off the leader of an organized crime family.

Still, a shame about that pony. Damn shame.

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About Cyrus

Editor in Chief, Owner/Operator, Board Game Fanatic, Father of Three, and Nice Guy, Cyrus has always enjoyed board, card, miniature, role playing, and video games, but didn't get back into the hobby seriously until early 2000. Once he did, however, he was hooked. He now plays board games with anyone and everyone he can, but enjoys playing with his children the most. Video games continue to be of real interest, but not as much as dice and little miniatures. As he carefully navigates the ins and outs of parenting, he does his very best to bestow what wisdom he has and help nurture his children's young minds. It is his hope and ambition to raise three strong, honorable men who will one day go on to do great things and buy their Mom and Dad a lobster dinner. Cyrus goes by the handle fathergeek on Board Game Geek. You can also check him out on Yes, he has a URL that is his name. His ego knows no bounds, apparently....

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