Early Soviet Board Games
Ross Wolfe’s blog has an excellent post featuring some early Soviet board games:
It’s the 1920s. You’re a young revolutionary living in the newly-formed Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
What to do with the free time you’re not spending locked in combat against the tsarists, yankees, and Huns? Sure, you’ve got a job at the local shoe factory. But war communism’s out, and the New Economic Program is in. It’s time to kick back and relax. Communism will be built soon enough.
Luckily, there’s a new product available to help pass the time. A.V. Kuklin’s come out with a whole batch of revolutionary board-games, featuring such riveting titles as Electrification, Revolution, Reds vs. Whites, and Maneuvers: A Game for Young Pioneers.
- Electrification Game
- Chemical War Game
- Reds vs. Whites Game
Of course, it’s still not as cool as any game that comes with Pop-O-Matic Dice:
As the dyslexic communist said, “Workers of the World, Untie!”