Blizzard of 77 Travel Game
The Blizzard of 77 Travel Game is a vintage American board game based on the real-life blizzard that hit the East Coast of the United States and Canada in 1977.
In 1977 a powerful snow blizzard hit upstate New York and Southern Ontario, lasting from January 28 until February 1. It became the first snow storm in U.S history to be declared a federal disaster area, and over the course of five days 29 people were killed and more than $300 million in damage was caused.
The Blizzard of 77 Travel Game
The board game was published in 1977 by the company Char-Donn Creative Marketing. The aim of the game is to complete your activities for the day, in the face of increasingly difficult weather conditions.
The board has two sides, with the first depicting New York on a sunny day. Once the players have made their way around this board, however, the blizzard strikes and the board is turned over to reveal a snow-covered side covered in a large number of obstacles.
In addition to the original New York version of the game, three other local variations were released:
- Boston's Great Blizzard Travel Game
- Chicago's Great Blizzard Travel Game
- Providence Great Blizzard Travel Game
How much is a Blizzard of 77 board game worth?
The Blizzard of 77 board game is not a particularly rare collectible board game, and good condition examples with all their playing pieces intact can sell for between $10 and $20 on sites such as eBay.