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'Chemical Warfare' And Other Fun Soviet Board Games

We're not the first to share these images of Soviet board games manufactured in the 1920s and '30s, and we likely won't be the last. They're just too weird and wonderful. From what we can gather, they were first posted by Babs71 on Russia's LiveJournal blogging platform and then picked up by the likes of Retronaut, Boing Boing, The Charnel-House, and many others. The boxes the games came in are works of art, some featuring gorgeous Constructivist lettering and imagery. What's not clear is how much fun the games were to play. We're guessing, not much. (12 PHOTOS)