Friday, November 12, 2010

Earliest Known Monopoly Game at Auction: Malcolm Forbes' Collection

Handmade in 1933, this Monopoly set is the earliest known surviving example. So charming. Makes me want to get out a piece of oilcloth and design my own board game. Perhaps take an existing game that is rather mundane in appearances and use the existing tried and true rules to craft your own version with a new theme. Like a Sorry! hack.

Handmade Monopoly at Sotheby's (Est. $60,000 - $80,000) 

Also, Admiral Peary Expedition from pewter scraps