In 1936, the Universal Games Company of St. Louis, Mo. published the Mor-Fun Stock Exchange game. It was a bit out of the ordinary as the game board was made of 1/4" thick pressed board stock and had a long heavy metal spinner that spun on bearings. The lowest cost ĎHome Modelí sold for $5, which was a lot for a game in the 1930s. By comparison, the very popular game of Monopoly retailed for $2.00.

There was no scrip or play money with the game, the only trading was done with stock shares. The amount and type of trade was determined by spinning the metal spinner then throwing the dice.

Iíve read and re-read the instructions and I still canít quite figure out how to play the game. The game is to be played by 3 to 8 players. Each player is assigned a number (1 thru 8) and issued a numbered player 'pinback' button. An ample supply of Stock Certificates were available in 10, 50, and 100 share increments.

Below are pictures detailing the game pieces. I was able to compile 1 complete game from 2 partial games, including an original game box, though it is quite tattered, and 2 original green utensil boxes. Included in the game are a dice cup and dice and wooden 'Future Stock' blocks. The game also includes a spare parts box with extra game board spinner pieces. Some of the game pieces are not mentioned in the instruction sheet, like the player buttons and the ĎFuture Market / Margin Pití boxes.
GAME BOX
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GAME BOARD
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HEAVY METAL SPINNER
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UTENSIL BOXES



STOCK CERTIFICATES


FUTURE MARKET / MARGIN PIT BOXES


FUTURE STOCK BLOCKS
Made of Hardwood


SPARE PARTS BOX / CONTENTS


PLAYER 'PINBACK' BUTTONS
Made by the
St. Louis Button Co








DICE CUP AND DICE


INSTRUCTION SHEET