A Game You All Know

By Vertigo

A Vertigo board game for any number of players using a Monopoly board.

Rules


First rename selected squares on the board to ‘Television Centre’, ‘Kensington House’, ‘Broadcasting House’, ‘Bush House’, ‘Marylebone High Street’, etc. Then cut out the squares opposite and stick them on your ‘Chance’ and ‘Community Chest’ cards. You are now ready to play

CHANCE

 YOU HAVE WON A SHORT-TERM CONTRACT. COLLECT £100 BUT GIVE IT BACK BECAUSEYOU’RE ON SCHEDULE D
 

COMMUNITY CHEST

 YOU HAVE SOLD THE INTERNAL RECORD NUMBER OF ARCHIVE SHOTS OF
WINTER OF DISCONTENT.
YOU MOVE TO BUSH HOUSE.
 

CHANCE

 YOU LEAVE THE BBC AFTER 10 YEARS’SERVICE AND ARE RE-EMPLOYED TO
DO THE SAME PROGRAMME INDEPENDENTLY,
WIN £1000
 
COMMUNITY CHEST

YOU DECIDE THAT ALL THE ROWS
WILL SOON BE A DISTANT PAST.
YOU WIN A CLOCK THAT HAS STOPPED AS
IT’S ALWAYS RIGHT TWICE A DAY.
 

CHANCE

YOU AND SKY TELEVISION JOINTLY
NEGOTIATE THE RIGHTS TO CHARLES III’S CORONATION. GO BACK TO THE PRISON OF PUBLIC SERVICE.

 
COMMUNITY CHEST

YOU SUGGEST NEWSNIGHT SHOULD GIVE UP BEING WESTMINSTER’S ANTECHAMBER.
MISS 3 TURNS AND READ MISSION TO EXPLAIN.
 
CHANCE

YOU DISOBEY A DIRECTIVE TO BE POLITE TO THE LABOUR PRIME MINISTER GO TO BELFAST TO VOICE-OVER SINN FEIN.
MISS 2 TURNS.
 
COMMUNITY CHEST

YOU ASK CILLA BLACK TO HOST A
SHOW IN WHICH CONTESTANTS DATE
AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME.
ADVANCE 3 STEPS.
 

CHANCE

YOU SUBSTITUTE ‘MAN’ FOR’IDEA’
AND OWN THE COPYRIGHT WORLDWIDE.
COLLECT £1000.

 

COMMUNITY CHEST

YOU SORT OUT THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN POPULAR CULTURE AND
CULTURE THAT’S POPULAR AND
WIN THE STUART HALL PRIZE FOR
ADVANCING 2 PACES.

 

CHANCE

YOU NEGOTIATE A SERIES WITH
SINGERS SINGING THEIR FAVOURITE
BIBLE TEXTS WITH BACKDROPS BY
RICHARD HAMILTON.
ADVANCE TO THE NEXT CHANCE CARD.

 

COMMUNITY CHEST

YOU AGREE TO NEGOTIATE
A REPEAT FEE FOR ARCHIVE
OF A WINTER OF DISCONTENT.
LOSE 2 TURNS.

 

CHANCE

YOU MEET WITH JOHN BIRT
AT A MILTON FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE.
PAY DOUBLE TAX OF £30,000

 

COMMUNITY CHEST

YOU NEGOTIATE WITH YOURSELF,
BUT CAN’T FIND THE PAPERWORK.
YOU PAY DOUBLE INDEMNITY.