As a reaction to the capitalism of traditional Monopoly®, Ralph Anspach designed and copyrighted a “Bust-the-Trust” game in 1973 and then had it produced by Anti-Monopoly, Inc., of San Rafael California. The basic idea of Anti-Monopoly is to end the monopolistic practices of the three-company combinations depicted on the game board. Also known as “trustbusting,” players become “trustbusters” whose objective is not to collect the highest amount of cash but rather to gain the highest score in terms of social credits and budget money at the end of the game.
This fascinating board game is in good vintage condition. The box cover has a nice graphic element; however, there are depressions and creases on the cover, the cover is spotted with a few age marks, and the box top has two split corners. One side of the box cover has tape residue that also affects the box bottom. The blue plastic internal component tray is in great condition, as are the various cards, play money, pawns and chits. Please review all accompanying photographs to note condition issues.
Anti-Monopoly will provide hours of great family entertainment, especially in teaching children the importance of social responsibility. This unusual yet fun board game can also make for a wonderful addition to any vintage game and toy collection.