HoudiniOpoly Wall of Fame


John Cox
Wild About Houdini
Joe Notaro
Tony Hassini
David Bowers
Lisa CousinsPhil Milstead
Jeff Blood
Marc DeSouza
Michael Snyder
Arthur Moses
Mike Bent
Bruce Kalver
Peter Samelson
Michael Chaut
Ken Silverman
David Haversat
Kapital Kidvention
Bev Bergeron
Dal Sanders
Joseph Curcillo
JIm & Joyce Zachary
Jim Kleefeld
Joseph Fox
The Magic
Word Podcast

with
Scott Wells

Magic of Travis Nye
Eddie Garland
Dean Carnegie
Bill Irwin
Eric Lampert
Magical Arts Center
Danny Archer
Michael Finney
Levent
Bill Malone
Joseph Bonczek
Harry Monti
Allan James Taylor
Elaine Byrne
Tin City Magic
Del Morris
Alan H Molod
Kent Cummins
Robert A Gruner
Jonathan Klemens
Christopher Goldman
Tony Bialy
Darin Visanee
Maritza Flores
Norman Roule
Wendy Meehan
Jeff Miller
Michael Peckham
Michael Heckenberger
Heather & Ed Bruce
Liz Jennings
Michael Tallon
JR Russell
Eric Myers
Virginia Slichter
Ron Armstrong
Fred Steinbach
Mark Zajicek
Gordon Hart
Eric Spalding
Scott Maynard
Jim Nagel
Carnegie Strauss
Adam Reed Meyer
David Witmye
Alexis
Alissa Ficaro
Sharon D'Cruz
Gary Astorino
Ryan Price
Alex Fischer
Joe Holland
Gerry
Paul Breitbard
Emily Ramirez
Brenda Deshong
William Marshall Gallaher
Roger Woods
Michael Jordan Saul
Keith Ahlstrom
Jack Shalom
Steven Snyderman
ZZZZ
Daniel Bies
Dsvid
David Ramey
Cliff Gerstman
David Caserta
Jimmy Vee
Erik Walters
Christopher Dreiling
Steve Majes
Andreas Gruber
Rob Hollander
Jeanne LoCastro
Melissa Strouse
Tom Yurasits
Brian Reaves
David Ramella
Melissa Ann, FL
Judi Vause
Holmes Family
Sid Dise
Emily Rash
Tony Baronio
Stephen Thomas
Elizabeth Tropp
Jeffrey Brodrick
Mrs. Tracie Whitney
Walt Woolbaugh
Dac
Jim Dyer
Harry and Wanda
Mark Hiller
Kenneth Biddle
Pat Darienzo
Ariel Chaudhuri
Jessica Lyons
Karen Metz
Fran Miller
Brian W. Hyatt
Guy Patra
Dana Ring
Scott Boyd
Rick Horvath
Steve "Tiny" Daly
Aaron Acosta
Frank Mignone
Carmolo La Mantia
Regina Hilburn
Gerrad A. Holtz
The Dise Family
The Riemer Family
The Pfister Family
Carmolo La Mantia
Heidi Lynch Graybeal
Sam Menezes
Frank Tougas
Miguel Campeau
Andrea
Barbara Ryan
Doug Rafter
Joseph Zompetti
Jim Cox
Victoria Waskiewicz
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Matthew Payne
Fran Dyer
Shaun Rivera
Mark Clayton
Al D'Alfonso
Joe Danciger
Roland Stephan
Carl Muschweck
Robert Dadras
Rick K Pugh
Karen A Sorense
Gary A. Tolowitzki
John Castaldo
Al Tokarsky
Stuart Harley
Michael Reist
Fred P Kirchner
Doug King
Richard Ogden
Roy Holcomb
Robert L Orander
Steven Warburton
Peter Durkee
James
Ronald C Poyer
Daniel Gladstone
Howard Cohen
Edna Eger
Martin Hoelcle
Benjamin Mason
Andi McLean
Ron Ball
John Wofford
Walter Ogletree III
Stephan
Danny L. DeShong
Dawn Jacobs
Jerry Kardos
Aurelio Pontarelli
Jonathan Cohn
Dana R. Raley
Nicholas Maggio Jr
Robert McEntee
Marcia Lee Harris
William Meeker
Tory Parker
Richard Dooley
Glenn Kohr
Daniel M Gordonr
Peter the Adequate
Jay A. Gorham
Bobby Cordell
Alexis Anthony
Steven Spurgeon
Gil Beaulieu
Tyson Henderson
Stephan Pelizzari
Brian Rudo
Brandon Klingensmith
Joseph Posnanski
William Rugh
Alexa Albert
Bruce Averbook
Mark Erhardt
James D. Stambaugh
Jorg Tragert
Joseph Gargano
Jeffrey Higgins
Dan Clark
John Sorrell
Doug Thornton
Dave Nelson
Asher Whitney
Thomas Clancy
David Greenberg
Harry Diener
Kathy Guy
Bruce East
Brian Wyatt
Meredith E Secaur
Thomas Hong
Midge Ryan Markey
Stephen Lubin
Henry Sherman

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Below, the first yellow "Donate" button is THE paypal link for KickStarter backers to add additional shipping costs, programs or T-Shirt addons, post cards, or buy additional HoudiniOpoly Games, etc, as per notification to you from the Houdini Museum. Use the first donate button below.
There is a box when you pay via that button that comes up and says "Note to seller" where you can add what it is for, or T-shirt sizes, etc. Don't worry, if we are not sure we will contact you.

You can also call us anytime at 570 342-5555 with a credit card, or for other information.

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SET OF EXTRA PAWNS $20. US SHIPPING INCLUDED.

HoudiniOpoly Pawns..

One of our KickStarter stretch goals was to add appropriate play pieces, FREE, in addition to common pawns such as a playing card pawn,
an imitation gold coin, an elephant, a top hat, two barrels, a milk can, a trunk, two dogs, a hypnotic eye, mini handcuffs, etc.
There will be at least 13 pawns. Including a robot, not yet shown. 13 was a special number in Houdini's life. A link to buy additional pawns will be placed here soon. Subject to availability.

King of Cards  King of Cards Poster   PlayingCardPawn
One of Houdini's earliest acts, promotion and poster was as The King of Cards. So we have a pawn in the shape of a playing card for each game.

houdinihandcuff   Mini Handcuffs
A tiny mini handcuff as well

HoudinisTrunkRev  HoudiniTrunkPawn
Houdini used one of his own traveling trunks for an escape. We have a trunk pawn.

From 1908 Houdini would bring the danger of his outdoor underwater escapes indoors via the escape from barrel of water, and then beer, and milk. The beer escape brought an additional element of danger, because of the fumes and lack of oxygen, so he would attempt to discontinue them. He did do it for, what seems to be his final time in Scranton in 1917. He then made it more challenging and mysterous when he did the excape from a liquid filled milk can.
Houdini and HardeenHoudini and Hardeen BarrelPawn.JPG  Tiny Barrel  MilkCanPawn.JPG

Mom Dress  Mom  Mom Dress   PlasticGoldCoin
When performing in Hammerstein's Victoria Theatre in 1912 in New York, Houdini requested his weekly salary in gold coins from boss Willie Hammerstein. Hammerstein gave in to this odd request and gave Houdini a heavy canvas bag laden with $1,000 in gold coins After having his assistants polish them, Houdini went to his mother's room at 278 W. 113th Street and according to Bess, he said, "Mother, Mother, do you remember the promise I made to father years ago; that I would always look after you? Look what I bring you now! Hold out your apron!" And he poured the shiny coins from the bag into his mother's lap. His mother clasped her son and tears streamed down the cheeks of both of them. He had kept his promise to his father.

On January 7th, 1918 Houdini performed his "Vanishing Elephant" trick at New York's Hippodrome Theater. The Hippodrome featured the world's largest stage along with a heard of trained elephants. It was only done in NYC. In 1918 at the Hippodrome for 4 months as part of a larger show called "Cheer Up". Then at the Times Square Theatre in 1922 for promotion one of his movies.
Houdini with Jenny   Elephant Pawn
Houdini was the first magician to make an elepant disappear, so we have an elephant pawn for the HoudiniOpoly Game.

Houdini loved animals and for most of his years he and Bess toured with a little dog. Charlie was a tiny poodle they cherrished. They also from time to time used a rabbit, and an "eagle" or falcon in the show. For many years they had a pet parrot.
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Houdini withBobby houdini+Bobby Houdini Bobby
Here's Houdini with doves, rabbits, his dog Charlie and Bobby.

Houdini and his brother, and also an escape artist,
Hardeen, dressed up in Europe. Houdini is in the dark coat.
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We nearly left it out because it is sooo small, but we have them so why not, a mini Top Hat pawn. 24mm

One of Houdini great features were his penetrating, almost hypnotic eyes.
hypnoEyes  hypnoEyes

For a list of many of our major sponsors go to Golden Sponsors

For a list of many of our backers go to The Houdini-Opoly Wall Of Fame

For info about the deeds go to DEEDS
For info about the Play Money go to PLAY MONEY
For general info about Houdini Museum T-Shirts click here
For general info about rare Antique Series Houdini Souvenir Program click here

Houdini-Opoly
game

Opoly games are an update of the folk game, The Landlord's Game, invented over 100 years ago, in 1902 and patented in 1904, by Elizabeth Magie, that came in the early 1900's to be known as "monopoly". Then years later, in the mid 1930's, after it had gone into public domain for a short time, it would be picked up by Parker Brothers via an "original" patent of a "new" game that carried on without credit to Magie. Fun, educational and a parody all rolled into one. Put together by the world famous not for profit Houdini Museum.
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Go to our Wall of Fame to see a list, and info about the people who have made this possible.


For more on the origins of the real estate trading game click on Elizabeth "Lizzy" Magie Phillips. The museum is located in Scranton. adjacent to the large tourist area known as The Poconos. Houdini had the longest engagement of his career in this area of NE Pennsylvania. Two full seasons with The Welsh Brothers Circus, 1895 and 1898. The Houdini Museum is well established, and is the only building in the world dedicated to Houdini. It has been in its present location for 29 years. Before that was on the upper East side of Manhattan for 15 years.

Most every donor will get at least one game. As with all items Houdini over time it will become collectible and rise in value. Many we have spoken to have said they will be buying a game or games to play as well as games to save intact as collectibles. You Can't Escape The Fun!

Houdini-Opoly is an exciting hero board game for 2-6 players built around the life of one of the most exciting personalities in history. To make the game more thrilling and up to date all of the prices and values throughout the game have been increased proportionally. The largest bill is now $5,000! As you go around the board you will learn about the life of this great icon of the entertainment field, in a fun way. The real estate properties on the board are the actual key places in Houdini's life in chronological order. Each of the property deed cards has additional fun historic information about that particular time and place in Houdini's life. Each time you play you will get different deeds and land on different spots so both the both the enjoyment, and your knowledge about Houdini will increase. Donors will be able to get their names on the deed cards, chance cards, the play money, the box and even the game board itself. Their names will be part of Houdini history forever!


Credit due to the following for their tireless research on Houdini and help, without which this would not have been possible, often with direct contact or via the Internet,
Dean Carnegie, Milbourne Christopher, John Cox-Wild About Houdini, Pat Culliton, Joe Fox, Walter B. Gibson, David Haversat, Leonard Hevia, John Hinson, Tom Interval, Joe Notaro, Arthur Moses, John Oliver, Fred Pittella, Bill Rauscher, Steve Santini, Mark Willoughby, and others.

Along with important books by RuthBrandon, Milbourne Christopher, Pat Culliton, Walter B. Gibson, Will Goldston, William Lindsay Gresham, Dough Henning, Beatrice Houdini, Harry Houdini, Bill Kalush, Bruce MacNab, Charles Reyonlds, Ken Silverman and others.


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For a list of many of our major sponsors go to Golden Sponsors

For a list of many of our backers go to The Houdini-Opoly Wall Of Fame