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Mar 06,2008
Ky. visit inspired 'Game of Redneck Life'
by UPI

SWEET HOME, Ore. - The young woman who designed "The Game of Redneck Life" says she was inspired by growing up in small-town Oregon and a visit to Kentucky.

Lisa Steenson told the Lebanon, Ore., Express that her eureka moment came in 2003 when she spent some time with a friend in Somerset, Ky.

"There was a huge crowd parked at the Super Wal-Mart drinking," she said. "That's apparently the thing to do in Pulaski County."

Steenson spent her childhood in Sweet Home -- Oregon, not Alabama. The town is in a rural part of southern Oregon. The ramshackle house on the "Home Sweet Home" card is where she lived as a child.

The object of "The Game of Redneck Life" is simple -- to cross the finish line with the most teeth. Players throw dice at the beginning for education level, job and redneck monicker.

Steenson began selling the games at a farmer's market in Vancouver, Wash. She said she has turned down offers from Wal-Mart and other large chains because they would undercut the small stores that were willing to take a chance on it.

© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

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