’81 Schenectady Had Its Own Schweeet Board Game [Pics]
The year was 1981. Gas prices were $1.30, a man's knit suit was $80, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was new in theatres, a 19" color TV was $400, kids played with Monchichi Dolls, and the Skedoodle. But when it was time to have "family time" there was no greater thing to do than gather round the table and play the board game that lit up the Electric City: All About Schenectady.
If you spend any amount of time on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, you're sure to stumble across a variety of things that are super useful and quite affordable. Occasionally, I'll peruse these sites just to see what's out there and I actually get a kick out of some of the stuff that people sell. I'm particularly fond of anything Capital Region related that is nostalgic and retro and takes me back in time. Recently on Craigslist, I stumbled upon all kinds of things people were looking tp part with that I found quite interesting. Car parts, vintage Playboy magazines, an actual 100-yard dash 2nd place silver medal, NY license plates, local street signs, a lantern from the Dunn Memorial Bridge and so much more.
I was considering doing an actual gallery post of just the crazy stuff people are selling on Craigslist but I thought I would focus this post on one item in particular. Back in 1981, the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce sold a 'limited edition' Monopoly-style board game. Instead of trying to acquire properties to build houses and hotels on, the object of "All About Schenectady" was to navigate your way around town completing a hilarious shopping list consisting of neighborhood places.
The person offering it on Craigslist is selling it for $50 and it's said to be in "very good condition." Let's take a look at "All About Schenectady" the board game !
Let's take a stroll around the game board that electrified the Electric City back in 1981: All About Schenectady
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