The question was probably posed by an impatient child during the very first seder: when do we eat? And the very first mama to throw her child a dirty look upon hearing it really, really wished she had this game for her little one: Passover Bingo.
I am not a big fan of the 10 Plagues toys. But I thought that Passover Bingo sounded clever without making light of the Egyptians’ suffering, and I liked it even more after I found out it was created by my friend, Tamara Pester. Tamara and I were on a Federation Israel mission together in 1997 and have laughed and liked and commented by Facebook ever since.
Although she’s a business attorney by profession, she’s enjoying her new avocation as gamemaker. “I created the game first out of construction paper a few years ago to keep my niece and nephew occupied during the Seder. It got such a great reception with my sister’s and parents’ friends, I eventually hired a professional graphic designer and a manufacturer to make a small batch, which I’m testing this spring,” Tamara told me. The game is simple, and looks to be great for almost all age kids and adults.
She has a Jewcer funding page, to promote the game and get it made for wide release. There are only two more days to participate, and some great swag to be had for your investment. Go, play, learn. And remember, once you say “borei pri ha’adomah” you can munch on crudites during the rest of the seder, so there’s no need to ask “when do we eat?”