Kreskin’s ESP board game

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2015-06-26 11:08:21

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Kreskin’s ESP board game

The Kreskin’s ESP board game is a vintage game based on the famous U.S performer and mentalist The Amazing Kreskin.

Background

The Amazing Kreskin is a renowned U.S performed famous for his acts of hypnotism, thought transference and predictions for the future. He began his career as a teenager, and was nationally recognized as the ‘World’s Youngest Hypnotist’ before finding further fame in the 1970s with his syndicated television series ‘The Amazing World of Kreskin’. It ran from 1971 until 1975, and he appeared regularly on other shows such as ‘The Tonight Show’ during the 1970s along with writing a number of books.

Kreskin himself helped to develop the game for Milton Bradley, which went on to become a hugely successful best-selling title during the late 1960s.

The Milton Bradley ‘Kreskin’s ESP’ board game

The game is based on the powers of E.S.P (extra-sensory perception), and players can play a number of different games within the game. These include guessing the symbols on a pack of hidden cards, and using a pendulum to answer questions on everything from a player’s future career to their love life, finances and travel.

A complete copy of the game contains the following:

  • a game board
  • a deck of 54 symbol/color/reference cards
  • a pendulum
  • a test screen
  • four large subject cards (Love, Finance, Travel, Career)
  • a test pad
  • two instruction booklets

How much is a Kreskin’s ESP board game worth?

As the game was highly popular during the late 1960s, selling well over 1 million copies, there are numerous examples available today. This means that condition plays a large part in the value of a particular copy.

Mint or near-mint condition copies with all their cards and components can be found on auction sites such as eBay for between $20 and $30, with good, used copies selling for around $10 - $15.

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