Politician’s son creates controversial prison-themed game
The son of Kathleen Sebelius, the Governor of Kansas, is currently selling a board game called Don’t Drop the Soap, a prison-themed game he created as part of a class project at the Rhode Island School of Design.
John Sebelius, 23, has the backing of his mother and father, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius.
Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran told AP both parents ‘”are very proud of their son John’s creativity and talent.”
John Sebelius is selling the game on his Internet site for $34.99 (£17.91), plus postage and packing.
The contact information on the website lists the address of the governor’s mansion. Corcoran said the address will change when John Sebelius moves.
The site describes Don’t Drop the Soap as a game “Where no one playing enters through the front door!”
“Fight your way through 6 different exciting locations in hopes of being granted parole,” the site says.
“Escape prison riots in The Yard, slip glass into a mob boss’ lasagna in the Cafeteria, steal painkillers from the nurse’s desk in the Infirmary, avoid being cornered by the Aryans in the Shower Room, fight off Latin Kings in Gang War, and try not to smoke your entire stash in The Hole.”
The game includes five tokens representing a bag of cocaine, a handgun and three characters: wheelchair-using Wheelz, muscle-flexing Anferny and business suit-clad Salthe Butcher.
Corcoran said John Sebelius sought legal advice to be sure he followed proper requirements, and even took out a loan on his own to pay for the production of his work.
“This game is intended for mature audiences, not children, and is simply intended for entertainment,” Corcoran said.