HUNGARY: Black Washington

For generations the brothers Parker and other enterprising gamesters have been cluttering U.S. living rooms with "board games'" derived mostly from the ancient Indian game pachisi, all the games having in common the goal of reaching a desired haven by avoiding obstacles strewed along the way.

Last week a children's game in the Parker manner was sweeping Communist Hungary. Called The Road to Peace, it requires each player to move a Picasso dove around the board until it reaches a center spot marked "Peace." A throw of the dice that lands the player in a Red City (i.e., cities in...

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