So, after a tough week of wading through weird ad campaigns, new branding efforts, and the recycling of old marketing ideas presented as new, what do you like to do to unwind? How about an exciting round of that new branding board game, Brandoodles? Thanks to “Short Takes” fan Mike Y., who forwarded the release, we can now join in the hangman-type game described thusly: “The object of the game is to guess letters of the alphabet that reveal the name on selected clue cards that keep players and onlookers guessing. The game play engages the player in a near pathological connection to the 1000 well-known brands because its content is so strong and memorable to all.” It’s not really our cup of tea, but a visit to the Web site is worth the side trip just to see the faces of the people on the cover of the box. “Pathological” was a good word choice.