Here's another set of interesting finds in Board Games from one day (January 4) on eBay ...
Bridge Suit Indicator
That bridge was once taken very pretty seriously can be seen by reading such books as The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. Whenever a passtime achieves such prominence, a goodly assortment of over-produced baubles must follow, such as this little item which reminds players of the trump suit while playing a contract. Interesting that it doesn't also indicate the value of the contract.
Alfred's Other Game
The curse of being a one-hit wonder game designer. This disrespectfully named game, after Alfred Butts, the inventor of Scrabble, is not a particularly noteworthy game according to consensus on BGG.
Speaking of comparatives, new games like to compare themselves to other games in the hopes that you'll think that they're similarly enjoyable and easy to pick up. Unfortunately, this cannot be compared to no-name drugstore brands comparing their active ingredients to more expensive brand-name alternatives.
This rather odd game lets you pick cards and put down pegs in any slot matching the card number of higher, trying to get five in a row.
Print Play Money
Once upon a time we used to have real printed money in our games. This set allowed you to substitute your own branded play money for the stuff that came in your game. You kids born in the year 2007 and later probably can't relate to this.
Gotta give a little respect to a game with a name like this.
Book of Cribbage Hands
Circa 1882. A complete guide to every cribbage hand and what to do with it. A tad pricey.
Another game from the turn of the last century. Most of these were useless games but had great graphics.
And another circa 1910. Other sources indicate that this was actually popular, and I've seen a rooster doll that was sold based on it's popularity, but I know nothing about it.
An odd abstract strategy game of infecting your opponent's pieces.
An LDS version of Trivial Pursuit, with a funky shaped board path. Mormons must be into board games, because I sure see a lot of LDS themed versions of popular games.