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The Sir Francis Chichester Game

Board Game
ca. 1968 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This board game, made of printed paper mounted on thick card with plastic pieces, was manufactured by Minimodels Ltd., a subsidiary of Lines Bros. Ltd. in the late 1960s or early 1970s. It was produced to celebrate the achievements of the sailor Sir Francis Chichester who, in 1967, became the first person to sail single-handed around the World. It is a game for 2 to 6 players, and involves moving yachts around the board following Sir Francis' original route from Portsmouth to Sydney and back again, according to the throw of the dice and instructions on 'chance' cards. It was one of several games and toys produced around this time under the Tri-ang trademark which had a sailing theme.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 5 parts.

  • Game Board
  • Box With Game Pieces
  • Order Form
  • Box Lid
  • Box Base and Insert
Materials and Techniques
Cardboard, plastic, wood and paper
Brief Description
Board game, pieces and box, plastic and printed paper on card, 'The Sir Francis Chichester Game', produced by Minimodels Ltd, a subsidiary of Lines Bros. Ltd., England, ca. 1969.
Physical Description
Board game, with folding game board, plastic pieces, 'chance' cards, wooden dice, plastic dice shaker and order form for limited edition print, in a printed cardboard box with inserts.
Dimensions
  • Depth: 4cm
  • Length: 58cm
  • Width: 37.5cm
Production typeMass produced
Object history
This board game was manufactured by Minimodels Ltd., a subsidiary of Lines Bros. Ltd., who used the trade name Tri-ang. It was produced in the late 1960s or early 1970s.
Historical context
This game was produced to celebrate the first solo sailing circumnavigation of the World, by Sir Francis Chichester, who left the Royal Western Yacht Club, Plymouth, England, on 27 August 1966, returning, via Sydney, Australia and then Cape Horn, on 28 May 1967, having completed the circumnavigation on 11 April 1967, becoming the first person to achieve a true circumnavigation of the world solo from West to East via the great capes. The game can be played by 2 to 6 players, and was one of several produced by Minimodels Ltd. around this time which related to sailing.
Production
Minimodels Ltd. were a subsidiary of Lines Bros. Ltd., hence the Tri-ang trademark.
Subject depicted
Summary
This board game, made of printed paper mounted on thick card with plastic pieces, was manufactured by Minimodels Ltd., a subsidiary of Lines Bros. Ltd. in the late 1960s or early 1970s. It was produced to celebrate the achievements of the sailor Sir Francis Chichester who, in 1967, became the first person to sail single-handed around the World. It is a game for 2 to 6 players, and involves moving yachts around the board following Sir Francis' original route from Portsmouth to Sydney and back again, according to the throw of the dice and instructions on 'chance' cards. It was one of several games and toys produced around this time under the Tri-ang trademark which had a sailing theme.
Collection
Accession Number
B.260:1 to 5-2010

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record createdFebruary 23, 2011
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