Create a Great Funeral Day is October 30
The Newly-Dead Game — based on elements of “The Newlywed Game” TV show — tests how well couples know their partner’s last wishes. Three or four couples can compete against each other. Couples answer questions about their spouse or partner such as:
==> What song would he or she want played at their funeral?
==> What is his/her mother’s maiden name?
==> Where was s/he born?
==> What method of disposition would s/he prefer – Earth, Air, Fire or Water?
==> What is his/her most prized possession, and who would s/he want to leave it to?
“Couples who have played this game often come away with a fresh appreciation of how much they still need to know about each other when it comes to funeral planning,” said Rubin. “Plus, it’s a lot of fun.”
The Newly-Dead Game can also be used to help adult children obtain information about their parents’ last wishes. The game is currently available as an electronic download from http://agoodgoodbye.com/to-die-for-shopping/the-newly-dead-game/ for $24.97. The package includes 28 questions, score sheets, rules and game directions.
Gail Rubin debuted The Newly-Dead Game at the 2011 Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, Colorado. She is also the author of the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.
This year marks the 12th annual Create a Great Funeral Day. The “holiday” was started by Stephanie West Allen in 2000. It prompts individuals to think and talk about what would make a satisfying celebration of their life. The survivors’ experience is so much easier when a loved one expresses their desires and values before dying.
Other press releases from G/R/P/R
- Funny Funeral Films Can Start Serious Conversations - November 10th, 2011
- A Good Goodbye is a New Mexico Book Awards Finalist in Five Categories - November 8th, 2011
- The Newly-Dead Game Puts the "Fun" in Funeral Planning - November 7th, 2011
- Lessons from 30 Funerals in 30 Days - November 3rd, 2011
- Unusual Funerals Chronicled on The Family Plot Blog - October 19th, 2011
Contact InformationGail Rubin
P.O. Box 36987
Albuquerque, NM 87176-6987