Reunited & It Feels So Good

Reunited & It Feels So Good

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Art of Board Games; Something Old & Something New Part 1

As I have blogged in the past, board games are a work of art. This is part 1, in a 10 part series. Each post will feature something old & something new. Parker Brothers first published Innocence Abroad in 1888 and Fantasy Flight published Chaos in the Old World in 2009. Andrew Navaro designed the board. If you look closely, you can see that it laid out on stretched leathered skin. In the game Chaos, you play on of the vile evil gods in the world of Warhammer.

Innocene Abroad may possibly be the first ever licensed product. In 1869 a book titled Innocence Abroad was published by Mark Twain.

The game has a unique mechanism for it's time period, as each player has two tokens, and must make a CHOICE about which piece tomove. One pawn affects how much debt they incur, and the other pawn travels accross the board into bad situations.  The details accross the board were given such great care.  If you can almost imagine boarding that steam boat!!



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