Board game:Jack-pot Luck

Playtime House1944

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Around mid-twentieth century, several game manufacturers produced board games that echoed gambling. Some attempted to reproduce a horse race, with gambling, and others resembled other methods. Playtime House, of Rochester, NY, made its Jack-Pot Luck game to resemble the action of a slot machine. As players land on various spaces on the board they hit a jackpot and collect cash. Playtime House, recognized for puzzles and small card games, is not generally known for large board games such as this.

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  • Title: Board game:Jack-pot Luck
  • Creator: Playtime House
  • Date Created: 1944
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Subject Keywords: gambling, slot machine
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, wood, plastic, cardboard
  • Credit Line: Gift of Barbara Bank in Honor of the Spall Family


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