For Rent Handmade Board Game

For Rent Handmade Board Game

Jan 16, 2007

We spent some time checking out Etsy this weekend, and laughed out loud when we came upon Veronica Press' For Rent Homemade Board Game -- most renters can relate since we've all had our own rental nightmares.

Veronica Press/Jen Thomas writes about her limited edition board game:

"For Rent" is an artist's book and game based on my experiences that span twelve years of my life as a renter with no fewer than twenty-six roommates and ten different residences. I couldn't avoid having neighbors with Tourette's Syndrome and drug habits, living with couples and an obsessive-compulsive, or sharing space with roaches and mice, but with any luck you'll be able to reach home ownership with only a fraction of my mishaps. . .

. . .Some examples of cards include:

"Your upstairs neighbors have bands play in their living room on a regular basis. You swear that a guitar player will come crashing through your ceiling at any moment. Move forward one space so you're not sitting on the sofa when that happens."

"Burglars ransack your apartment twice before your landlord finally installs bars on the doors and windows. Stay put since you're saving money to replace your stolen stereo."

Of handmade (and hand-pigmented), letterpress-printed cotton/abaca, the game is available in an edition of 10.

$600, here.

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