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Ho-Mo

  • Object:

    Board game

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1950s (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper covered card, carved wooden pieces

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Godalming Museum

  • Museum number:

    B.62:1 to 25-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A board that folds in half. The outer cover is blue mottled paper and there is a label in the middle of the front cover with the name of the game printed in black in an plain oval set against a chequered background. The unfolded board shows a playing surface of 425 small squares, alternating yellow and green. The board is marked out in red as a football pitch, the centre circle is a red dotted line. There are red dots on some of the squares and footballs on others, both in a regular pattern. Each corner square has a red symbol, a rectangle with one extra arm on a shorter side. The blue cover paper is visible on the outer edge. Inside this is a white band and inside that a black line that surrounds the chequered squares.

Twenty-one wooden playing pieces, eleven are plain wood and ten stained green. The shape resembles a small chess pawn.

A rectagular shaped box with both lid and base covered on the outside with blue mottled paper whch flods over the inside edges. The interior is a faded white/cream colour. The lid has a label that covers most of its top area with the name of the game printed in black in an plain oval set against a chequered background.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

1950s (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Paper covered card, carved wooden pieces

Dimensions

Height: 34.7 cm Board, Width: 49.5 cm Board

Descriptive line

Board game Ho-Mo made in England in the 1950s

Materials

Wood; Paper; Card

Techniques

Glueing; Folding; Carving

Categories

Children & Childhood; Games

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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