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I just acquired this game from an estate sale. It is dated 1943, and the publisher is "Quality Paper Box Co., Corey Game Division". I see Corey Game Co. in the database as a publisher with games from this period, but this particular game isn't listed. It is in really rough shape, though it seems complete and playable. Has anyone come across it before?

Box Cover:


Inside box lid:


Close up of date/publisher info:


Board. The entire box bottom is the board. It is about an inch high and hollow inside:


Components (I love the old dice!):
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doverboy wrote:
I just acquired this game from an estate sale. It is dated 1943, and the publisher is "Quality Paper Box Co., Corey Game Division". I see Corey Game Co. in the database as a publisher with games from this period, but this particular game isn't listed. It is in really rough shape, though it seems complete and playable. Has anyone come across it before?

I've never seen it, and it's not in the database. You should add it if you have the time - here's the form for doing so: Create Board Game

Note the instructions on the page; you won't need to add the publisher first because they are already in the database: Corey Game Co.
I forget how much it is, but you'll earn a bit of geek gold when they accept the entry.
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Sphere wrote:
doverboy wrote:
I just acquired this game from an estate sale. It is dated 1943, and the publisher is "Quality Paper Box Co., Corey Game Division". I see Corey Game Co. in the database as a publisher with games from this period, but this particular game isn't listed. It is in really rough shape, though it seems complete and playable. Has anyone come across it before?

I've never seen it, and it's not in the database. You should add it if you have the time - here's the form for doing so: Create Board Game

Note the instructions on the page; you won't need to add the publisher first because they are already in the database: Corey Game Co.
I forget how much it is, but you'll earn a bit of geek gold when they accept the entry.


Will do, thanks!
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Yukon Gold Rush is 2-6p and Klondike Gold is 2-4, so there's a big difference, right there. You could note similarities in the Community Wiki section so people can compare the two.
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Hello all. My name is Ed. I do not post much but am on the site a lot and use it extensively. I feel compelled to comment here for a couple of reasons. First, I have been playing games for about 45 years now and have played an awful lot of games like a lot of people on here. Also, I collect antique board games and table games, or parlour games, pub games, whatever genre you want to call them.
All that being said, I have seen this game before. As far as I can remember when talking about similarities, it is, if I remember right, a pre-cursor to a lot of derivative games. So LIFE for instance shares some similarities with the travel track and multiple options. In addition, this game appears to derive some of its components from Snakes and Ladders in the use of a track with options and returns. My point is, a lot of games share some very common themes as well as some game design conventions, game theory, designs, etc. So to say, one game was stolen wholesale from another is a bit of a misnomer.
I would be interested in hearing what others have to say and would love to hear more about this game. Great find and looks like it is complete and in fairly good condition for its age. Would love to hear a replay of this as well.
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