Sunday, April 19, 2015

Boom or Bust Game

Boom or Bust,  36 x 36, oil on linen, detail

This is a detail of my painting  Boom or Bust. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery. Show Opening May 16.

 I love the graphics an colors of this game. Parker Brothers manufactured this financial game in 1951

Players move around the board according to the throw of the Dice. Properties such as beauty Shop, Department store, etc are bought and sold at prices that rise and fall quite unexpectedly, depending on whether the conditions are NORMAL, BOOM times or BUST (Depression times) The game is quick- moving and amusing. The game ends when all but one player becomes bankrupt.