Our Dream 'Ferris Bueller' Board Game Is a Reality

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Why play hooky when you can play "Ferris Bueller's Day Off: The Board Game," a tabletop adaptation by artist Maxim Dalton of the 1980s teen comedy about taking a break from the tedious teenage routine. The game is part of a John Hughes tribute at Los Angeles' Gallery1988. That means you wouldn't be dropping a lot of money on a board game, but on art!

The style echoes another viral adaptation of a popular program: Dyna Moe's Mad Men illustrated. The Bueller board has the warm, used, and yellowed look of a Monopoly box excavated after decades buried in the back of your grandparents' linen closet.

See this bit of happiness first hand at the exhibition, which opens February 11 at 214 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA.