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Game board, not Bobby and Betty

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Hey folks, in a box of old games I found a game board for a World's Fair game. I've been searching the internet for one like it, thought I'd found it when I found a Parker Bros game about Bobby and Betty going to the fair, but when I looked at the pictures, the Parker Bros game is totally different.

This board doesn't have a title on it, I had to figure out it was fair related in context - there's the Trylon and Perisphere, it's copyright to "NYWF", and the little path around the board leads by 1939 fair attractions - Cuban Village, Parachute Drop, Winter Village, Midget Village, Electrical Building, etc.

Does anyone know what this game was called? Any idea of value? The Bobby and Betty game was pretty high, but I don't know about this one, and I only have the board.

<a href="http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1.jpg</a>

<a href="http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1a.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1a.jpg</a>

<a href="http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1b.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1b.jpg</a>

<a href="http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1c.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1c.jpg</a>

<a href="http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1d.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1d.jpg</a>

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Hi Joyce,

Welcome.

I don't know anything about 1939 Fair collectibles, but it did strike me that there didn't seem to be a Trylon and Perisphere on that game board. Is there? I certainly could have missed it. It would seem strange if they weren't on there.

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Hi Joyce,

Welcome.

I don't know anything about 1939 Fair collectibles, but it did strike me that there didn't seem to be a Trylon and Perisphere on that game board.  Is there?  I certainly could have missed it.  It would seem strange if they weren't on there.

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The Trylon is right up the board near the center, and I think that's the Perisphere in the lower right corner with the colored circle inset into it - it's the deal that tells you how to advance through the board, but it's not a spinner so I don't know how it works. If you look at this picture:

http://www.crosslink.net/~jlharmon/fairgame1a.jpg

Is that the Perisphere? It's got shrubbery around it... But that's certainly the Trylon going up the center.

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