Artist Jonathan Baldwin has created an extremely limited edition (i.e. 1 of 1) board game based loosely on Hunter S. Thompson’s immortal tome, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Packed in a suitcase, you get rows of phenethylamines, game cards, stimulants, a board, hallucinogens, game pieces, petri dishes, adventure cards, a shot glass, and much more.
OK, the drugs are lookalike fakes, but still, this is an amazing work that you’ll never, ever get through airport security. Apparently designed to be played over a weekend of debauchery, gameplay includes “activities” such as going to a fair and inquiring about the price of one of the apes “with the most serious face you can manage,” and challenges such as catching two of three things hurled at you while someone flicks the lights on and off. There are also dosage cards letting you know what all the fake drugs do.
Just add some grapefruit and a few bats and you’ve got the makings of a great game for the whole family for just $3,500! Which is certainly cheaper than assembling an actual suitcase full of drugs, plus hotel room repair charges. Check out lots of pics here.
(thanks to boingboing.net)