As a kid, I memorized capitals and learned about America’s economy from Game of the States. When my sister recently spied the vintage game at an antique store, the memory was a $5 bargain.
Each state on the 1970s board showed its capital and major products. Kentucky featured tobacco, coal and horses. Our capital hasn’t changed, but those industries have faded like the board itself.
A modern version of the game might show automobiles, manufacturing and bourbon for Kentucky. Who knows what tomorrow’s version will include if we spend more time planning our future and less clinging to our past.