Anyone who has ever made a Monopoly joke about Donald Trump actually isn’t that far off the mark. Not because Trump was ever charged with committing the heinous act of economic crime, but because he created his own version of the popular board game in 1989.
The original TV commercial for Trump: The Game recently resurfaced on YouTube and has been making the rounds on social media. It’s rich with ’80s nostalgia, American Psycho source material and, of course, Mr. Trump himself.
According to Board Game Geek, “Trump: The Game players compete in two parts”:
In the first part, players circle the board, feeding money into the eight available properties, then bidding on those properties (not being able to see how much the property is worth) and collecting Trump cards :). When all the properties are gone, the negotiation phase begins. Players use their Trump cards to buy and sell properties, some cards award huge payoffs for specific sets. After each player has passed their turn, the property values are revealed, and the player with the most money wins (usually in the $400-$600M range).
Check out the original commercial below, courtesy of Retrontario. If you look hard enough, you might see Patrick Batemen discussing the merits of Huey Lewis‘s discography in the background:
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