Posted 3 years ago
One of my best auction coups ever ~ an original 1843 "Mansion of Happiness" board game with original instruction sheet that I snagged in a box lot at an antique toy auction for $25! This is adknowledged to be the first 'point-A-to-point-B' board game made in America and has wonderful hand coloring. The instructions are hard to believe... for example:
"6. Whoever gets (lands) in a PASSION (space) must be taken to the WATER, and have a ducking to cool him."
"9. Whoever becomes a SABBATH BREAKER must be taken to the WHIPPING POST and whipt."
Now THAT is entertainment!
A true classic that we have framed as you see it on our wall.