Tag Archives: parker brothers

Driving in My Cards

One of my favorite games as a kid was Mille Bornes, which is also the source of pretty much all the French I know. I’m not even sure how accurate it is, since the French for the red light is … Continue reading

Posted in Games, Language, Music, They Might Be Giants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bills, Bills, Bills

Here’s another game from my youth, Pay Day, billed as Parker Brothers’ “Where Does the Money Go?” game. I guess the point was to demonstrate to children why their parents don’t always have enough money left over to buy them … Continue reading

Posted in Board Games, Games | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

What’s Life Without a Few Risks?

In case obtaining a monopoly and bankrupting your opponents isn’t evil enough for you, there’s also a game where the goal is to conquer the world. Risk is billed as “The Game of Strategic Conquest,” but it’s also the Game … Continue reading

Posted in Board Games, Games | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Monopoly Makers

Monopoly: The World’s Most Famous Game and How It Got That Way, by Philip E. Orbanes – In this book, Orbanes, a former Parker Brothers executive and Monopoly championship judge, explores the history of the game from its earliest prototypes … Continue reading

Posted in Board Games, Book Reviews, Games, Monopoly | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments