We have added more videos from the Power Line Prize contest to our YouTube channel, including some we haven’t put up on this site. You can see them there. Now I want to recognize one of the most extraordinary contest entries we received. It didn’t win a prize, even though it was exceptionally creative and well done, because we couldn’t figure out a way to disseminate it.
The entry is a game called “The Great Debtpression.” It was mailed to the Freedom Club’s PO Box. I could hardly believe it when Mike Scholl and I opened the package. I can’t quickly put my hands on the name of the person who created it, but will update when I find it. The game was based loosely on Monopoly and was fully realized, with a printed board, money, cards, and beautiful player tokens. I really can’t imagine how the creator of the game did it. This is a photo of The Great Debtpression laid out on the floor of my library:
It is one of the most impressive pieces of work I’ve ever seen. Here are the rules of the game:
I confess that I haven’t actually played The Great Debtpression yet, but it looks like a fully viable board game. Do we have any executives of game companies among our readers? If so, please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would be delighted to license The Great Depression for production.