My husband and I bought a 1946 Monopoly game when we were antiquing in Colorado. I love vintage games and am planning on designating an area in our restaurant for displaying games especially since I have a few from my childhood that I can’t seem to part with. I had the shadow box type frame already from an auction a long time ago which worked perfectly. All I had to do was take it apart to take the previous art work out, glue the Monopoly board down and all of the pieces. Since I’ve never been a big monopoly player I enlisted my sister to help me lay out the pieces to where it looked like a game in progress. I called my brother to tell him about this project and to reminisce about the time I played monopoly with him and his friends and they teased me about being put in jail and made me cry. (I think that is why I never really liked the game) The last thing I did was paint the frame the 1st coat black and then the 2nd coat red. So it has a two tone effect – black & red- once I distressed it. Then my husband attached the frame to the back board with his nail gun. Now I just have to get the wall ready that I am going to display this on which includes taking off wallpaper- Ugh! But I am motivated now that I have this 1st game project done.
Love the finished monopoly game!
The portrayed game is not according to Monopoly rules. Houses and hotels must be built evenly across the properties in a group.
You are correct. Sorry so late with this reply. I had asked someone to check it beforehand to make sure it was done properly and somehow that was missed. I am not a monopoly player. One day I will try to open back up the case and correct it. Thanks for letting me know.