What's new Backgammon Collecting B ackgammon can become a passion, and an obsessive player may find themselves so immersed in the game that they find themselves collecting Backgammon sets and related items. Here is some basic advice if you want to collect, from antique and vintage sets to modern ones.
Caressing the dice in his right hand, the player surveyed the board at a recent game night gathering. After a couple seconds he hoped for the best and unfurled the Chiclet white cubes with, in this case, the dungeon dark pips, the small black dots that give each face of a die some character. Tumbling onto the multicolored game surface the dice soon froze in place, a trio of dots topped one, a quintet on another.
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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 in the s. Of course, the earliest commercial board games played by yesterday's children actually date back to the Victorian era. The beautifully lithographed boxes housing these playthings are avidly sought today.
Few objects provide a more nostalgic and intimate portal to the past than antique games and vintage toys. From humble building blocks and fantastical antique rocking horses to board games and Modelled Miniatures, antiques in this particular category are bursting with enchantment. But it was only in the Victorian era that children were seen less as little adults and given simple delights to entertain themselves and play with.
By Martha Cliff for MailOnline. Most of us are likely to have an edition of Monopoly or a family game of Scrabble knocking about in the games cupboard. Auction site Love Antiques has revealed the most valuable board games that could be lurking in your games cupboard.
Chances are, there's more money in our homes than we realize. There is a market for collectibles of any kind—even those dusty old toys and sickeningly retro Pyrex casserole dishes your grandmother used to warm up meatloaf in can bring in hundreds of dollars. But it's not so easy to distinguish trash from treasure.
Check the attic and raid your parents' basement — these playthings from your past are worth a small fortune now. Ahhhh, the '80s. Bonus dollars if they are in their original packaging. The total haul of the auction came to over half a million dollars, and included this as-new boxed Luke Skywalker figurineone of only 20 out there.
Game collectors like all types of games. Of special interest are any board games or card games. Company names are included in the description when known.
Online antiques marketplace, LoveAntiques. Jenkinson shared some tips for avid board gamers looking to invest in collectables, including that the items must be in top condition to command the highest prices. Packaging also needs to be in good condition and all the pieces need to be present, or the price will drop dramatically.