We’re starting a new game at Cootiehog. It’s called Celebrity Death Watch. Here’s how it goes:
We all have celebrities in mind we know we’ll move on to the great beyond any day now. Could be someone old like Bob Hope (Oh, wait! He’s dead already.), or it could be someone young, like David Bloom, embedded NBC journalist. Wait, he’s dead too.
The only rules are:
1. This has to be a personality/celebrity that at least one other player in the game knows. Or you can prove the celebrity status with a Google search result.
2. He or she must be alive when you pick that person.
2. A celebrity can only be picked by one player. First person to pick the celebrity gets him or her.
3. 100 points wins this game.
How do you get points, you ask? Deduct the age of the celebrity at death from 100 and that is how many points you get. Thus, an incentive to pick a younger person.
As soon as one of the chosen celebrities dies, the board opens up again for everyone to pick a new celebrity.
I’ll kick us off.
I’m choosing Sid Caesar, star of the 1950’s “Your Show of Shows”. He’s 81 years old, so I wouldn’t get that many points if he died, but I have a decent chance of him keeling over soon.
You have to take health, age, occupation and other factors into account for the person you pick.
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