Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and what better time to bust out one of those old board games that has been languishing in your closet? We recently asked our readers to do just that, and send us pictures and the stories behind the oldest board games in their collection. We figured that in this game, there could be no losers. We figured right.
We received a surprising variety of submissions, from aging versions of old classics such as Monopoly and Risk!, to long-forgotten cash-ins such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Why. Readers sent pictures of some amazingly preserved vintage board games that they’d managed to preserve down the years. They not only have distinctly historic looks, but many of them serve as cultural time capsules—somewhat uncomfortable societal views and all.