Monday, March 26, 2012

Blacks and Whites

Most of us grew up playing a lot of the Parker Brothers board games, particularly "Monopoly". Oh the fun. Oh the long hours and the annoying cousin who would always win. Another game we played a lot was a game called "Blacks and Whites", circa 1970.

Very similar to Monopoly, with a few not so subtle differences: Whites started out with a million bucks, blacks one hundred thousand. Whites could buy property anywhere, blacks could buy only certain properties. Blacks collected less money for completing a lap around the board, etc. We didn't know or care at that time that the game was designed for educational use. It was just a game we had fun with. Interestingly, no one wanted to be black. Better role those dice and pray : ) Take a look:

Blacks and Whites

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