Last night during the Super Bowl, Eli Manning was featured in an ad that depicts solo board games in a rather depressing light:
So, playing board games by yourself is as sad as ladling soup to pass the time? I beg to differ, sir! And I demand an apology!
To that end, I have written a letter to Eli Manning, asking him to make this terrible insult up to me—and by extension, all of us solo gamers—by sending me an autographed photo. One that says, "I <3 Solo Board Games."
This letter is going in the mail, but I ask you all to help me in my quest! You can do that by sharing this post. I want my apology!
Here is the letter I wrote:
Dear Mr. Manning,
I was intrigued by your Super Bowl ad last night—the one where you speculated about how you could spend your time if you weren’t playing in the Super Bowl. Your first idea, ladling soup, could definitely use some work. But playing board games by yourself? That is a fantastic plan.
I would know: I run a blog and YouTube channel dedicated specifically to solitaire board gaming.
Playing solo board games can create adventure and excitement as intense as any Super Bowl. From the comfort of your living room, you can cast magical spells, escape an island full of hungry cannibals, command vast armies... the possibilities are endless.
Sadly, I suspect that you were not seriously suggesting that you play board games by yourself. But perhaps you could make up for this insult. Would you please send me an autographed photo that says “I <3 Solo Board Games”?
If you send me that photo, I swear to cheer for the Giants for as long as you remain on the team, even though I have been a Dallas Cowboys fan since the days of Emmitt Smith.
Also, if you come to your senses and are looking for solo board games to play, feel free to pay me a visit at www.beyondsolitaire.net.
Good luck next season!