Monthly Archives: March 2011

Board Games

15 March 2011

Last weekend, Jenny and I went to Fairmont Antique and Mercantile which just recently reopened and I picked up a couple board games.

The 25 Game Combination Board is copyright 1939 and has a double-sided board, 2 wooden dice, and a bunch of pellets. Most of the games are simple and unique. Jenny and I played a few and it was pretty fun. One “game” is the Game of Fate where you roll a die 5 times to make a sentence that spells out your fortune. For example, if you rolled 2, 6, 4, 6, 4, your fate would be “You will marry rich, ugly old man.”

The other game is Finance, copyright 1936 and belongs to the complicated Monopoly family tree. For all intents and purposes, you could say it’s a predecessor to Monopoly, but for the full history, check out

Total Spent Today: $38.50