Board Game Collecting

Board Game Collecting Tips

- Many of the earliest and most valuable board games date back to the Victorian era and were produced by McLoughlin Bros.

- High values are reserved for games in excellent condition, including boxes and boards, and with all pieces present. If the corners on a box aren’t perfect, the game isn’t in “mint” condition.

- Monopoly, America’s most popular board game, first came on the market during the Great Depression.

- Modern games made from the ‘40s through the ‘70s are popular with collectors because they are more readily found today.

- Childhood icons from comic strips, movies, television, and radio shows spawned a host of board games selling for respectable prices today.

Introduction to Collectible Board Games

"Do not pass go, do not collect $200." How many times have you said that phrase since you were a kid?

Symbols from America's favorite board game, like the "Get Out of Jail Free" card and landing on Park Place and Boardwalk, have become an undeniable part of our culture. Most children have learned to recognize these Monopoly references by the age of 10 or 12 since the game first came on the market during the Great Depression.

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