Advance To Marble Arch by Parker Brothers (1985)
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Advance To Marble Arch
Publisher: Parker Brothers, 1985
|Board Game||Business||2 to 4||8+ Years||3+ Dice||No|
A good but relatively unknown game from the mid-1980s. Players have to develop hotels (it makes more sense to think of developing apartments) in central London, which is divided into four colour zones in which there are five sites worth 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 million each. The total rolled on two dice is the amount the player can spend on development and the special die indicates the zone to be developed. A player can split the money in any way (a throw of 10, for example, could mean two hotels at 5, one at 4 and 6, one at 3 and 7). The game is all about control - owning the most developments at any one site (if equal, the first development is decisive). If you own a site then its value is added to your overall wealth, indicated by your token on the road from 1 to 63 million. If you wrestle control of a site from another player then he or she moves back the number of squares you move forward - a swing that means things change rapidly. You need to observe which plays will yield the greatest control of sites and try to pick up Fortune cards that can cause swings in ownership.
The game ends when one player has placed all his hotels or is worth 63 million (i.e. token is at the end of the board).
The Condition of the Game For Sale
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The game is complete - everything listed in the contents is in the box
The contents are in good condition
There are a few small marks on the board. Overall appearance is good.
The box is in good condition
Structurally sound. Two small stains towards top edge of box lid. Overall appearance is good.
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Buyers Guide To Advance To Marble Arch
In America this game was published as Advance To Boardwalk.
Information about Parker Brothers
The George S. Parker Company was formed in Massachusetts in 1883. When Charles Parker joined his brother in the game publishing business in 1888, the company's name was changed to Parker Brothers. The company remained family-owned until 1963, when it was acquired by General Mills. In 1985, General Mills merged the company with their subsidiary Kenner; this new company, Kenner Parker Toys, was acquired by Tonka in 1987. Tonka, including Parker Brothers, was bought by Hasbro in 1991.
Parker published enduring titles such as Monopoly, Risk, Careers and Escape From Colditz. Undoubtedly, they were one of the world's finest games producers. Arguably, they were the best.
Advance To Marble Arch by Parker Brothers (1985)
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