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Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Monday, April 01, 2019


The Individuals Edition of The Newly-Dead Game® debuted at the 2019 Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival in Nederland, Colorado. The Newly-Dead Game® was introduced at the festival in 2011 as a way to help start funeral planning conversations in a fun, non-threatening way.

The game is based on elements of the classic TV show, The Newlywed Game, but the questions in The Newly-Dead Game revolve around how well the couple knows each other regarding their last wishes.

Videos of The Newly-Dead Game Sessions

Saturday, March 9 Couples Competition

Saturday, March 9 Individuals Competition

Sunday, March 10 Couples Competition

2019 Newly Dead Game Couples
Newly-Dead Game couples who played on Saturday, March 9, 2019

The original version of The Newly-Dead Game is designed to be played by three or four couples with an emcee reading the questions. Four questions are asked, each progressively more challenging. All questions regard elements of the participants’ last wishes.

The Individuals Edition of The Newly-Dead Game allows those who are not in a couple, as well as everyone in the audience, to play along. Players are scored on how well prepared they are for end-of-life issues. Strategy hint: if your attitude is, “I don’t care, I’ll be dead,” you get zero points for that answer.

The couple with the most correct answers or individual who is most prepared for end-of-life issues get the most points. The highest scoring couple or individual wins a prize!

The Couples Edition of the game can be played in 15-20 minutes. The Individuals Edition can take 10-15 minutes to play.

Digital downloads of the game are available for $24.97. Every purchase of The Newly-Dead Game includes both the Couples and Individuals Editions, including rules and question cards. Learn more about The Newly-Dead Game here.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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