If you liked "Let's Have a Party Albany," you might get a kick out of this.
This week All Over Albany was introduced to All About Albany -- the 1981 board game.
Mousse up, put on your Don Johnson jacket, and lets take a little trip in the way back machine.
Our friends Paul and Eric over at Zone 5 called us about this vintage Albany board game when Paul found it in his grandmothers attic. It was created in 1981 by a company called All About Town Inc. Basically they created a prototype game and adapted it for different cities around the country for use as a marketing tool. We've found references to All About Racine, All About Jefferson City, All About Buffalo and others.
The board is a map of A-Town. Each player lives in a neighborhood and gets a shopping list. The goal is to complete your list by traveling around the city. If the review of All About Harrisburg is anything to go by -- well-- lets just say it was no state budget video game. But nearly 30 years later, it's kind of a trip to check out some of the old stores and logos.
The game comes with coupons for things like Big Dom's meatball torpedoes -- sadly, no longer redeemable, as Big Dom's no longer exists.
The Chambers Restaurant is on the map-- it's now The Dublin Underground (in between it was Savannah's).
Those of you who are old enough to remember some of the establishments long gone -- share please.
Here's a look at the board:
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