The Boris Karloff Monster Game You Need to Own

The Boris Karloff Monster Game You Need to Own

Apr 12, 2013

 

Universal Pictures horror legend Boris Karloff rose to stardom as the lumbering giant with neck bolts Frankenstein. "The monster was the best friend I ever had," the English actor once remarked. After frightening fans in films like Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939), Karloff said good-bye to the monster in 1962 when he wore his costume for the last time in a Halloween episode of the TV series Route 66.

By 1965, Game Gems Productions issued a board game honoring the actor called Boris Karloff's Monster Game. Website Boing Boing featured the horror-themed novelty, which takes players on a detour to haunted locations. Various incredibly cool "monster markers" (31 total, one of them resembling Karloff) represent the ghoulish fiends along the path to the finish line. The game seems to be a rare find and an expensive one at that. Various websites have the current value listed between $400 and $700. I know a few classic horror hounds that would gladly pay that price. The illustrations and design seem worth it for die-hard board game geeks and monster movie fans. 

 

 

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