TSR’s Escape from New York: The Game (1981)

EFNY Cover

EFNY Back

EFNY Board

EFNY-4

EFNY-6

EFNY-7

EFNY-8

EFNY-9

EFNY Instr

Toshiba Digital Camera

EFNY-12

EFNY-11

Really? I must have seen this movie a hundred times when it first came out on video (it’s still one of my all-time faves), but I had no idea there was a game. The cool illustration on the instructions title page is by Bill Willingham. You can see his signature on the plane. The second drawing—the “crazies” coming out of the sewer—might be an Erol Otus. Isn’t that an “EO” in the top right corner?

I would love to play this baby.

(Images via Board Game Geek and eBay)

5 Responses to “TSR’s <em>Escape from New York: The Game</em> (1981)”


  1. 1 leftylimbo April 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Keeerazy! I can just imagine this board game sitting on a shelf at some Goodwill store just waiting for someone to pick it up for a measley $5. Awesome illustrations. I wonder if the gameplay is enticing enough for a theme of this nature.

    I dig how his pistol is right on top of the WTC towers; they look like some kind of double clip or something.

    Ugh. On a not-so-brighter note, I still shudder when I see any depiction of the WTC towers.

  2. 2 Anon April 13, 2013 at 3:14 am

    I almost went blind trying to figure out the rules, but I got the general idea. I’d play it at least once. But then again, I also said that about The Black Hole game and that has yet to happen.

  3. 3 2W2N April 13, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Directions scans are pretty big. Trying to read them on the iPhone? The Black Hole will happen. Oh yes, it will. I doubt I’ll get lucky enough to find this game for a decent price.

  4. 4 jrients June 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Oh, yeah. That’s Otus.


  1. 1 Odyssey #8 (August, 1981) | 2 Warps to Neptune Trackback on September 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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