Dorothy Schabeck said she realized she didn't really understand the long-standing process of electing presidents in the United States when she saw states on a televised map lighting up red or blue while awaiting the 2008 presidential election returns.
"That's what intrigued me, seeing the colors on the map," Schabeck, now 94, said. "I just didn't know what the Electoral College was, so I started to read about it and learn about it."
She figured she wasn't alone.
Although a fundamental in U.S. history and a basic aspect of elections, the concept of the Electoral College is often not well understood. So, why not create a game for two teams that includes a map, questions about elections, and red and blue markers to fill in the states?