This is an article from the Fall 2014 issue of LSA Magazine. To read more stories like this, click here..
Winning a Hopwood Award can advance you two places, but dating a freshman can set you back nine. Welcome to “Michigarg,” the game that takes players from their first day at U-M all the way to graduation. Printed in 1937 for the Gargoyle, U-M’s student-run humor magazine, the game is a glimpse into the campus of that day, where automobiles were prohibited (breaking the ban will move you back three), the Pretzel Bell could help you wet your whistle (setting you back eight), and U-M’s President Ruthven held teas to which students were welcome (moving you ahead seven).
You can play Michigarg using the game board (with playing instructions in the center of the board) and game pieces provided in the download links below. Play as either the LSA Cube or Burton Tower. And try not to get stuck in the social whirl!
Want to try your luck?