For every Monopoly, every Scrabble, there are hundreds of board games that for whatever reason Never Quite Made It.
Just now showing up on eBay is the original (there are no copies) of Toad J. Simpson’s Get Away With Murder Game. From the description thereupon:
This board game is based on the events surrounding the O.J. Simpson murder trial. All the characters have been renamed with amphibious titles. Toad J. Simpson, Katoad Kaelin, Mark Frogman, Lance Itoad, and Alan Does-Show-Warts are just a few of the characters. The object of the game is to get away with murder by being the first player to advance and leave the board by throwing a die and drawing Black Glove Cards. The rules consist of 8 pages of typed guides as to what each player does as he or she lands on a numbered space. Some of the game pieces are a 911 Hot Line Phone, Slow, White Escape Vehicle, The Murder Weapon and the Sock With Blood Spots as Court Evidence.
As part of the deal, the buyer will be assigned copyright to the concept and characters; it’s the whole package. If you ever wanted to make your own game, perhaps this is your starting point, and to borrow a phrase, should the idea fly, you must bid high.