20 Most Valuable “vintage” Board Games

The 20 Most Valuable “Vintage” Board Games

Have you got a closet or basement full of old board games that you have not played in forever and don’t know what to do with them?  A survey of successfully completed eBay auctions* gives insight into the top 20 most valuable “Vintage” board games around.

Make sure not to throw these away when clearing out the basement!

(yes, yes.  Some of them are realllly stretching it when they call them “vintage” but every one of these is at least out of print);

  • 1. Be a Manager (1967, BAMCO): $1,500

  • 2. Fortune (1935, Parker Brothers): $1,360

  • 3. War of the Ring Collector’s Edition (2010, Fantasy Flight Games): $1,200

  • 4. Swift Meats Major League Baseball Game (1957, Swift Meats): $1,084

  • 5. Keywood (1995, R&D Games): $860

  • 6. Haunted House (1962, IDEAL): $800

  • 7. The Elvis Presley Game (1957, Teen-Age Games): $799

  • 8. Settlers of Catan 3D Collector’s Edition (2005, Mayfair Games): $775

  • 9. Monopoly (1933, Parker Brothers): $760

  • 10. Lost in Space 3D Action Fun Game (1966, REMCO): $750

  • 11. Axis & Allies 50th Anniversary Edition (2008, Avalon Hill): $588

  • 12. Moon Mullins Game (1927, Milton Bradley): $550

  • 13. Dark Tower (1981, Milton Bradley): $535

  • 14. Boris Karloff’s Monster Game (1965, Game Gems): $522

  • 15. La Bataille de Deutsch-Wagram (1981, Marshall Enterprises): $502

  • 16. War in Europe (1999, Decision Games): $500

  • 17. Case Blue (2007, Multi-Man Publishing): $500

  • 18. Warhammer Quest (1995, Games Workshop): $500

  • 19. Mickey Mouse Snakes & Ladders (?, The Chad Valley Games): $484

  • 20. The Devil’s Cauldron (2008, Multi-Man Publishing): $481

*As of July 28, 2013. This survey is not including artistic, custom, or generic games, or ones made of special materials—for example, hand carved Chess pieces or antique, bone Mahjong sets – but rather focuses on standard, mass produced retail board games. Also not including collections, like a series of games or an army of miniatures.