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This Donald Trump Board Game From 1989 Is Ridiculous

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Trump Board Game Box (BrowardPalmBeach)

In 1989, Milton Bradley created Trump: The Game, following the success of Donald Trump’s 1987 bestseller The Art of the Deal. The copy shown here is a vintage version; a later one was released in 2004 after Trump started appearing on The Apprentice. Everything about a Trump presidential candidacy could have been predicted from this game:

trump boardThe thirst for power: The game was designed to be somewhat similar to Monopoly. During a first round, players move little plastic “T” shapes around the board until all eight properties — including a casino, tropical island, sports complex, and cruise line — are bought up. Sometimes players must put money into a property (each “property” is represented by a box into which you can slip paper “bills”), thus increasing its value — but unlike a real tax, the money comes from the bank, not the player.

During a second round, using cards and money that they accrued in round one, players bid against one another for properties and try to force one another out of the bidding, so properties change hands. Property boxes can be opened up to see how much value they contain. The person with the most money wins. The game motto is, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but whether you win!”

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By Broward Palm Beach NewTimes,  SouthFloridaReporter.com, April 14, 2016

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