Chartbuster board game
The Chartbuster board game is a vintage game based on the music business, produced by the British game manufacturer ASL Pastimes Ltd.
By 1970 he was also one of the hosts of the music television program Top of the Pops, and would later champion a number of soul acts in the U.K during the 1970s.The cover of the box features Tony Blackburn, the British radio Disc Jockey who rose to fame on pirate stations such as Radio Caroline and Radio London before becoming the first ever DJ on the newly-created Radio 1 in 1968.
The ASL Pastimes Chartbuster board game
The game is based around the music industry, with the aim of recording a hit single which gets to number one in the charts. The players begin the game by moving to London, where they must raise enough money to record a single by performing in venues across the city. They must then promote their record with more performances, and continue until it reaches the top of the charts. The winner of the game is the first to sell a million records.
The game comes complete with the following pieces:
- 6 Playing Pieces
- 48 Record Sales Cards
- 36 Diversion Cards
- 24 Advance Booking Cards
- 12 Car Cards
- 10 Record Title Cards
How much is a Chartbuster board game worth?
The game is highly popular with both vintage game collectors and British pop music memorabilia collectors, as it is extremely illustrative of the British pop music scene in the early 1970s.
Copies in mint or near-mint condition have been known to sell for up to £100 on auction sites such as eBay, with copies in good, used condition fetching up to £40/£50 in some circumstances.