Vintage 1967 Milton Bradley Battleship board game -- ironically inscribed "Peace, Love, and War"

$25.00

11-5-18 Fine, we are just listing at its regular price. Read below for the art project :-)

5-29-18
I did some soul searching. I really want some lucky guy to have this Battleship game. It is only theoretically absurd right now -- we need it to be purchased to actually let this dream of nuanced stupidity come true, be alive, turn that theoretical absurdity into real, true bedrock absurdity. The kind on which you build a nation. We have so much to contend with out there! I've slashed the price again, not even sure anymore how much of a discount from the original price. It's a lot, that's all I know.

PS OK I just did the math (I do have 19 hours of college math that I use all the not time), and with the Father's Day special discount (RIIIIIIGHT) on this and this alone, this is now discounted by 88%! Incomprehensible!

PPS I guess I should have taken that last hour to complete my minor in math. I reran the numbers, and you're not going to believe how big the discount actually is from the original asking price. 98.8%! Seriously, how often do you see anything offered at a 98.8% discount?

Ed. 4-5-18: In good conscience, we thought it appropriate to give a further 5% reduction on this game. It just needs a home. To make this deal even more attractive, we're willing to give you, free of charge, along with this purchase, the opportunity to actually play this game with Ginger and myself, and receive a special free bonus prize from one of our many very creepy things. I'm currently thinking about a pair of 1950s Ideal Carnival clowns that are just horrifying. They make the clown from underneath the kid's bed in Poltergeist look like Mary Poppins.

* * * ORIGINAL POST FOLLOWS

This game was played and loved. Love the artistic sense of the owner of the game. It's like Private Joker's convo with the Old Man in Full Metal Jacket.

"You wear a peace symbol on your body armor, and you write Born to Kill on your helmet -- son, what are you trying to suggest?"

"Something about the duality of man sir, you know, the Jungian thing."

"Who's side are you on? . . . We gotta keep our heads til this peace craze blows over."

The original owner of this game decorated the front and back of the box. Have to love that. All pieces are here, and ready to go. There is a crack in the plastic, please see picture. This will not interfere with game time! Bust out your sweater vest, throw some Jiffy Pop on your avocado green Hotpoint, and party like it's 1967!

Happy Shopping! Peace and Love! Yes, the price is a joke, we just want to see if a little theater of the absurd might add some humor and perspective in these zany times. Call it a public art project lol. [Ed. 3-2-18 -- Notice the substantial price reduction. This used to be listed at an elite-taste-only $250,000, but now because of the man and his CENSORSHIP, we can only advertise it for $50,000. What is this country coming to!? When a man can't even ask $250,000 for a $25 vintage board game? WHAT ABOUT MY FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS?! This just makes the public art project better. Help help, I'm being repressed!] Feel free to pay us a quarter mil, we could and would use it to do some great things for the world, but the otherwise real price is either $37500, or 25 bucks. If you aren't laughing, you aren't living. And if you aren't laughing at yourself, it's likely nobody's laughing WITH you, either.

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