“Game of 72″ – Growing Problem – or Internet Hype?
An internet "I dare ya" game, started in Europe by teenagers and called "Game of 72", has made it's way across the Atlantic to the U.S. and Canada.
The object of the game is to disappear for 72 hours from your parents, with no contact of any kind. Sometimes the challenge is for 12 or 24 hours instead. Police departments have started sending out notices via their Facebook pages and news outlets are starting to jump on the story.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, not only does this game freak out the parents, but it puts an extra workload on local police who think thy're looking for a missing person.
So, how popular is this game? This is the first I've heard of it, but my kids are in their 20s now and not living at home. Have you heard about kids doing this around Mid Michigan? My guess is that if it gets enough publicity, (and if enough parents are checking up on their kids on social media - and yeah - I know they may have secret accounts) the "game" will fall apart.
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