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Pennsylvania's Houdini Museum raising money for board game

The Associated Press
Posted: Jan. 10, 2017 7:00 am Updated: Jan. 10, 2017 10:47 am

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania museum honoring illusionist Harry Houdini is raising money for a limited-release Monopoly-like board game for collectors.

Officials at Scranton's Houdini Museum have started a Kickstarter crowd-funding effort to raise $8,000 to develop Houdini-Opoly. They'll print at least 1,000 copies depending on the success of the fundraising campaign that ends March 9.

The game will teach players about the famed escape artist by using properties named after significant places in Houdini's life. Anyone who contributes at least $35 gets a copy of the game. Larger donors can get multiple copies or even have their names inscribed on game boxes, game pieces or the fake money players use.

In case you're wondering, Houdini won't be getting out of jail free he'll get out of prison to avoid copyright issues.