Business: Coffee-Table Tycoons

Ever since Parker Bros. brought out Monopoly in the depths of the Depression, economic bad times have spawned board games for tycoons manques. Even apple sell ers could feel as rich as a Rockefeller if they had two hotels on Boardwalk. Business parlor games are again popular this recession-haunted Christmas. Avalon Hill, a Baltimore games manufacturer, reports that business games are now selling just behind always popular war contests like Third Reich and Gettysburg.

One of the top sellers is Avalon Hill's Acquire (price $15), which allows would-be conglomerate makers to wheel and deal...

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