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Cheating your own child in a board game? If it's taking too long...

Posted by Martin Finucane March 30, 2007 05:08 PM

HOLLISTON

Michelle Hastings admits she has sometimes cheated to get through a game of Candy Land with her 5-year-old daughter, Campbell. The board game can take just too long, she said. Disney Monopoly is another big offender.

"A game like that, it could literally take you days," said Hastings, of Holliston, Massachusetts. "A lot of times, you don't play games because they take so long."

Board game makers are heeding pleas of parents like Hastings and introducing games tailored to busy lives and shorter attention spans that take only about 20 minutes to play, the AP reports.

-- AP

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