This idea came to me when my 20-month old son was put in his crib with his bottle of milk to go to sleep for the night. Normally, he just drinks his bottle and falls asleep. About a month ago, he started crying. I went in and found that there must’ve been a hole somewhere and most of his milk had leaked out.
So I said him: “No use crying over spilled milk.”
But I thought, that’s not right, if he didn’t cry I wouldn’t have given him a new bottle. So the correct proverb would be:
“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”
But that proverb wouldn’t work for other scenarios.
So the game is to use the previous proverb, currently “The squeaky wheel gets the grease”, and then describe a situation in which the proverb is incorrect, and then state the more appropriate proverb.