Tag Archives: Board Games

The Art of the Game

The Art of the Game

The Colorful History of McLoughlin Bros. by Maxine Carter-Lome While you might not recognize the name McLoughlin Brothers, or the names of their books and games for that matter, chances are the colorful and dominant illustrations that defined their merchandise will look familiar, especially if you frequent antique shops and shows, and follow specialized toy, […]

Game Boards: The Game is Up

Game Boards: The Game is Up

by Melody Amsel-Arieli Through the ages, nearly all cultures have developed pre-marked surfaces used for playing games. Players, drawing on skill, strategy or luck while following pre-determined rules, move game pieces, like seeds, animal droppings, or pebbles, on patterned paths along their surfaces. Vintage game boards, which are available in wide variety, not only reflect […]

The Return of ROM, the Spaceknight

The Return of ROM, the Spaceknight

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn During the late ’70s and into the early ’80s, Parker Brothers was a dominant force in the board game business. In 1977, when electronic games were in their infancy, the company decided to make the leap into toys as well. The result was ROM. Originally known as Cobol (after […]

The Emergence of Toys at Auction

The Emergence of Toys at Auction

by Dick Friz Dr. Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary, published in 1755, defined “toy” as a “petty commodity, a trifle; a thing of no value, a plaything or bauble.” Today, the good Doctor must be spinning in his grave. Toys, of almost infinite variety, forever evoke fond, poignant memories of a care-free childhood. Live, in-house antique toy […]

Boxborough Paper Town: The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show

BOXBOROUGH, MA – SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: Flamingo Eventz is pleased to announce the return of the popular Boxborough Paper Town – The Vintage Paper, Books & Advertising Collectibles Show. This is the original Boxborough Paper Show where you’ll find all things Paper – from classic Ephemera to Books, Board Games, Postcards, Advertising, Classic Vinyl, and […]