Local Resident Takes People Back in Time With Trivia-Based Board Game

By Paige Baxter | August 3rd, 2016

Do you consider yourself a soul and Motown music trivia buff? Could you correctly identify which artist opened up for Rick James’ first U.S. tour?

A locally designed board game, “Ron Robinson’s Can You Dig It,” will test how much of an expert on the genre you are.

Chesterfield resident Ron Robinson, a soul music fan himself, wanted to create a game that focuses on the genre because he felt its fans are often neglected, with no board games geared for their niche interest.

To play, players use one of four game pieces featuring nostalgic images, such as platform shoes and a jukebox, to hop around a 45-RPM turntable image on the board.

Players can choose between answering multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank questions that cover topics including song titles, music-related events and milestones, performers, producers and more. With each correct answer, participants move around the “record” on the board, hoping to be first to reach the “needle” at the finish and win the game, reigning as the King or Queen of Soul.

Although the game, targeted as it is to soul and Motown music fans, includes challenging questions, the mix of fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice cards leaves no player behind. A mixed group can target challenging, open-ended questions to the more knowledgeable fans.

Note: The game is best accompanied by the sounds of soul, as the cards will inevitably stimulate memories of classic Motown music!

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the game will go to The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond, RMHC-Richmond.org.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/canyoudigitmusicgame or contact Ron Robinson at SmokeyMotown55@aol.com.

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