A conversation on a walk to Whole Foods:
ME: . . . So me and Greek John are kicking around ways to game with non-gamers.
GIRLFRIEND: Yes, your Outreach to Investment Bankers idea. It's silly.
ME: It's not so silly.
GIRLFRIEND: You are never going to have a truck driving around New York.
ME: We could write a grant!
GIRLFRIEND: Are you going to have Gandalf parallel park for you?
ME: . . . The truck is not the important thing. Right now we're trying to think of venues were we'd meet lots of interested non-gamers.
GIRLFRIEND: What about senior centers?
ME: ? ? ?
GIRLFRIEND: They're playing Wii now. And the ones at Lyman's Orchard were playing Apples to Apples. So maybe they'd like to play your kind of games.
ME: . . .
GIRLFRIEND: You could volunteer, they would like the company. You could go on family visit days and teach them something to do with their grandkids.
ME: ! ! !
GIRLFRIEND: You better give me credit when you talk about this on the Internet.
There you have it.
Setting aside whether this would ever actually happen - I'd like to think it would, but can't guarantee this would come to pass - it strikes me that all Story Games are pretty much designed for people age 25-35. What would a genuinely all-ages Story Game look like?