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By Karen Lin

“I’m just trying to make you more perfect.” - Mom

From infancy, an Asian American woman learns the
game of perfection. But if your goal is perfection,
will the game ever end?

Milton Bradley’s game Perfection is “a race against
time” where players must match shapes to a board
in 60 seconds. The game mirrors an Asian American
woman’s struggle to achieve success and gain her
parent’s approval.

Taught the game as an infant, she races into her
teens winning competitions and getting straight A’s,
only left to wonder whether or not her parents will
love her even if she fails. Ultimately she must decide whether to end the game.

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