Friday, September 21, 2007

Interesting Board Games on eBay

Following my last post on Amazon deals, I thought it might be interesting to take another look at what's cooking in one day on eBay.

I've done this type of post before, but honestly, there's just too much stuff to write about. I could devote an entire blog to nothing but interesting board and card games finds on eBay ... if I had nothing else to do.

Tantalizer board game
A dexterity game from the late 1960s where you have to perform all the actions by looking in a mirror.

Terminator 2 board game
Somehow, a board game is not the first thing I think of when this movie comes to mind.

Plays like Yahtzee. There's no information on Google about the game.

Peter Rabbit game
I love these beautiful games from the early 20th century.

The Illegal Game
People love commenting on politics and current events with a board game. Whether it's illegal immigration, drug scandals, or Britney Spears, there's always someone willing to put an event on a board game with the intent of mocking it.

The mocking is through contrasting whatever behavior is the subject of the game with wholesome behavior that is expected from a game for children. Also, the sarcasm of players striving to win a game by simulating actions that should never have been done in real life.

As an example, here's a Monopoly style game of trying to corner the drug market.

Lot of 10 games and 2 TV games

There's always the hope that a game lot will contain something interesting stuck in the middle of it, and therefore be kept away from bidders who only check the headlines.

And remember "TV games" with rifles? Just this week a parent's magazine was up in arms because of the new space-gun like controllers for the Wii.

I've seen a lot of bad Christian themed games, but this looks like the worst ever.

As if the movie wasn't bad enough.

Great American Flag Game
Made in the 1940's. Might not mean much to you, but did you ever see the 48 star American flag?

Luckie Strike
Well, it's spelled "luckie", not "lucky", but that looks like a box of cigarettes to me.

Voodoo Skull
Uh huh.

Speaking of eBay auctions, I've never been able to figure out where to put this AuctionAds box. I don't have any room left on my sidebars. I'll see if it works here.

See you on the other side of Yom Kippur.



gnome said...

What an excellent post. And a Krull board game? God that was touching...

Gavin Schmitt said...

I have a real soft spot for home-brew games like Stash. Intellectually speaking, there is something refreshing about people making their own monopoly variants (on subjects Hasbro would never touch).

Dani in NC said...

That Luckie Strike game looks like a commercial version of Spoons. No wonder there hasn't been any bids on it.

Yehuda said...

Hmm, I guess the AuctionAds didn't work!

Gavin: if I had time to write a thesis, it might be on the usage of board games as a media for political expression.


gnome said...

Not worthy of a thesis methinks, but would definitely make an interesting paper...