Monday, December 04, 2006


Life Before Monopoly

A fabulous find on eBay this week -- someone turned up Paul Pry: a New Game, a board game that dates to 1825. The seller couldn't find any previous record of it, and I can't either.

I'd have bid for it myself, if I could only convince my family that I really need a $500 board game.

One curious aspect of this game: "Paul Pry" was a popular stage character of the time. It seems that a board game based on a hit show is a very old idea indeed.

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