Coming to Frozen Dead Guy Days: Newly-Dead® The Game

Mar 3, 2023 | 0 comments

Frozen Dead Guy Days Estes Park logoA popular element of Frozen Dead Guy Days is coming to Estes Park, Colorado for the 2023 festival: Newly-Dead® The Game! Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, who previously presented this activity in Nederland, is bringing it to the newly-relocated festival, March 17-19, 2023.

Newly-Dead The Game is like the old TV game show, The Newlywed Game. Couples are quizzed on how well they know their partner’s last wishes. The four questions get progressively more challenging and award more points. The couple that gets the most answers right receive the most points to win the game. Prizes will be awarded to all participants, and couples could be featured on YouTube!

Two sessions of Newly-Dead The Game will be held on Saturday, March 18 at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO. The games will take place in the Pavilion Building at 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Couples can sign up in advance to participate. This is a free activity as part of ticketed access to the festival.

Gail Rubin, a pioneering death educator who puts the “fun” in funeral planning, created the Newly-Dead game specifically for Frozen Dead Guy Days. She debuted the game in 2011 and has returned almost every year until the pandemic shut down the festival in 2020. Learn more about the game at

“In 2010, I was transfixed by a national TV news story about Frozen Dead Guy Days – the coffin races, the whole crazy scene. I swore I would be a part of it the next year. Creating Newly-Dead® The Game was my way to get involved,” said Rubin.

Festival attendees can register for a prize drawing of fun funeral-related items at event locations on Saturday. Prizes include eco-friendly cremation products from Passages International as well as T-shirts and books from Gail Rubin. The winner’s name will be drawn and notified after Frozen Dead Guy Days. Registrants need not be present to win.

These game and film presentations are sponsored by Steps After Life. Steps After Life helps families with an online concierge who works directly with each family to swiftly resolve matters after a death. Their website is

For tickets and the latest information about Frozen Dead Guy Day events, visit


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