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And you thought the game Perfection was Stressful? How about some Superfection?
Perfection – that was the name of the game that had a place in our household as I was growing up. I remember snagging it for just a dollar from a local garage sale. Throughout my childhood, I shared a complex relationship with this game – one that swung between love and frustration.
I had a solid grip on every piece in that game, and I could tell you exactly where each one belonged. Yet, time and time again, about 49 out of 50 games would conclude with a dramatic eruption of pieces right into my face. It was a situation that truly got under my skin, pushing me to my limits. There were moments when I'd place the game as far away from me as possible, just to prevent any temptation of giving it another shot.
However, as much as Perfection managed to wrack my nerves, it was a walk in the park compared to the beast that was Superfection.
One vivid memory I have is of my neighbor receiving Superfection as a Christmas present. She couldn't resist rubbing in how much more challenging it was compared to the original Perfection – and she wasn't exaggerating.
Superfection took the challenge to a whole new level, cranking up the stress-o-meter to an unimaginable degree. The heart-pounding sensation is still fresh in my mind as I think back to those intense sessions. The beads of sweat, the frantic scrambling with those confounded cubes, all in a race to assemble them into the tray before they exploded into my face. The struggle was real, and boy, do I remember feeling the heat, my heart racing in response. Ah, the memories of desperately trying to conquer that game – all while worrying about the fate of my beautiful face!
Watching this commercial for Superfection
If you want a pulse racing night of stressful frivolity, Perfection is still being made, but if you want Superfection, you will need to look for a vintage source.