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Board Games

Desi Scarpone

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Board games have been apart of America for more than 150 years. 1475 color photographs of individual board games are presented here from the 1940s through the 1980s along with interesting text, memorabilia and period advertising for them. They reflect the political, social, and recreational mores of the society and are an entertaining and enlightening record of the country's growth as a nation. The man who invented the game COOTIE is featured along with his many other game inventions.These colorful gameboards, packaging and game pieces have become fascinating to collectors today. The prices accompanying each photo reflect the current market. Board Games is a visual delight which toy dealers, collectors and past players all will enjoy and cherish.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 1529 color photos | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780887407253

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Desi Scarpone is the production supervisor for the television series "Murder She Wrote" and a board game collector who fondly remembers hours spent challenged by these games in his youth. His home is in Los Angeles.