Mid century (1959) Rich Uncle stock market board game published by Parker Brothers and made in the USA.
THIS GAME HAS BEEN INVENTORIED AND IS COMPLETE.
Inside the box:
- 1 Rich Uncle Stock Board with Quotation Card Holder
- 21 Market Price squares
- 30 Stock Cards
- 20 Daily Bugle News Headline Sheets
- branded play money in denominations of $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000
- 2 wooden dice
- original instruction pamphlet
- original box inserts
Game overview: Based on a very, very old game, Rich Uncle by Parker Brothers is a stock market game that rewards the first player to increase their cash holdings by a factor of five (start with $10K and win at $50K - remember, this was a lot of dough in the 60s!) to win. Key features of the game are two dice, shaded differently, with the dark die always representing tens and the light die units. The game board stands vertically by attaching to the side of the open box, and has 36 different spaces to correspond with the possible dice results. The doubles spaces are all "Consult the Daily Bugle" (market quotation cards are cycled, changing the solitary price that serves each of the non-doubles "stocks"). The '66' space also provides a "Christmas Bonus" of $3K to the turns' player. If there was any doubt, the "Rich Uncle" is Uncle Pennybags, from Monopoly fame! The silliest part of the game is the stack of "newspaper headlines" that are also consulted every time a double is rolled--there's usually a humorous headline to go with the instructions on the "newspaper". E.g., "Mayor of City Needs a New Car--Selects the Best Automobile that Money Can Buy" is a newspaper whose instructions force each player to roll the dice to determine how much money (always in $K) they individually must pay to the "pool".
Game condition: Game box is in FAIR! condition with many tears and breaks to the panels and tape affixed holding them together. Box inserts are all here again showing broken panels and wear. Branded play money shows creases but is clear and legible. Stock cards are in VERY GOOD! condition and are all clear and legible. Daily Bugle sheets show creases, folds and wear but again are clear and legible. Stock Board is in EXCELLENT! condition with NO! rips or tears to the board fabric and graphics on the board are bright and vivid. Instruction pamphlet has been folded in half but all text is clear and legible.
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