We inherited board games from my husbands grandmother who died in the 1980s. Among them is a practically brand new (doesnt look used) board game called Finance. The instruction booklet says copyright 1932. Some googling reveals that this was a precursor to Monopoly and was bought out by Parker Brothers a few yearslater. Do people collect old board games? Would this have some value?

  • Not sure the exact version you have or condition, but from the one google query I did, you can find others on the internet selling for $5-50.
    – Colin D
    Mar 22, 2015 at 23:53

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Finance was published by Dave Knapp and was one of the candidates to buy the patents of Elizabeth Magie who invented The Landlord's Game.

The other candidate was the company Parker Brothers which acquired the patents and turned The Landlord's Game into Monopoly.

If in good or even better mint condition, you'll get more than $50. As mentioned by Nancy H and I myself didn't find any version of the 1932' Finance (in comparision to the more common Parker Brother 36' and 58' publications) so you might want to get it curated.

  • I have searched some but all the ones I see are the Parker Brothers version. This one preceded it. But thanks for checking.
    – user12193
    Mar 24, 2015 at 1:33

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