Vintage (1979) Ruffhouse board game published in Canada by Parker Brothers as game A397. This is the rarer, bilingual (English/French) Canadian issue of the game.
THIS GAME HAS BEEN INVENTORIED AND IS COMPLETE.
Game overview (from the publisher): Don't Get Mad, Get Even! After all, you're on your own and out for yourself in this rough-and-tumble, wild and woolly game. It's dog-eat-dog every step of the way. Even on EASY STREET you'll have to stay on your toes. The chances are good that, sooner or later, someone will "double cross" you there. It's making big decisions when The Chips Are Down. So keep your wits about you there. Don't go overboard. Because the next thing you know -- and there's no way out -- you're going to be in BIG TROUBLE! It's unpredictable twists of fortune and fate. So be prepared for anything with everything you have. Like a good, swift "zap!"... or a "double cross"... or even one LAST CHANCE to meet your quota of chips. Eventually, whether you want to or not, you'll reach THE MOMENT OF TRUTH. Will you survive? Or will you simply learn that... there's no such thing as a friendly game of Ruffhouse!
Game rated for 3-4 players aged 8 years to adult.
Inside the box:
- 1 game board
- 5 blue chips, 25 yellow chips
- 2 round discs
- 4 colored player pawns
- 1 plastic spinner device
- 3 decks of cards: Double, Zap and 4 sets of 1-5 cards
- 1 stack of branded play money
- original cardboard box inserts
- reproduced copy of the instructions for game play (not the original instruction sheet)
Condition: Game box is in GOOD condition, however there are tape marks across the box lid and sides (please see photo 5). The lid has two split corners and there is wear | rub to the corners and edges of the box and some blemishes to the box and wording. Game contents are, as stated, complete and in EXCELLENT!, unbroken condition. Game board has a strong, sturdy spine and lays flat, as it should, with NO! warping apparent. Game box text is all clear and legible, graphics bright and vivid with MINIMAL! fading apparent.
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