Be a Berks Billionaire – The 1984 Berks County Monopoly Board Game

Be a Berks Billionaire is a fairly rare board game developed by a citizen of Berk’s County; Joan C. Zintak of Wyomissing. The game was developed and sold in 1984. It was originally intended to have a print run of 5000 games.

There was some competitive drama surrounding the game as apparently an organization called the Reading Market Association created a similar game at the exact same time called, “The Game of Reading”.

The game features Berks businesses in the place of the standard Monopoly properties. The “community chest” cards also feature situation unique to Berks County.

Born and raised in Berks, I am fascinated by the style, design & culture of the mid-late 20th century. I started this website to research and build a collection of the places, things and stories I have heard about my entire life. Read more here.

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