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'MAXWELL THE GAME'


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4598

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: 'MAXWELL THE GAME'

Date(s): 1991

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.09 linear metres

Name of creator(s): BMI Print (Division) Ltd

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

Produced by BMI Print (Division) Limited of Weston-super-Mare, the aim of the game is to land on the Maxwell Squares of the playing board and collect the five items - newspaper owner, yacht owner, football club director, cigar smoker and pension fund administrator - which enable you to become a tycoon. Risk squares around the board help you win or lose the cards. The game is won by reaching the pension fund.

The game was produced in the wake of the Maxwell Scandal in 1991, when the death of the media proprietor Robert Maxwell revealed that he had misused 450 million of his Mirror Group's pension fund.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

'Maxwell The Game'; comprising 4 sections of the playing board, 30 Maxwell Cards, 2 dice and 12 playing pieces in a box.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English.

System of arrangement:

One board game.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright is owned by a third party.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Pensions Archive by Richard Malone in 2011.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material:

This collection forms part of the Pensions Archive.

DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Added to AIM25 April 2012.


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