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Peter Rabbit's Race Game

Board Game
ca. 1930 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

The game is based on the children's book characters made famous by Beatrix Potter. The playing pieces are four lead figures in the shape of the characters Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddle Duck. These were made by Britains Ltd, a company famous for its lead figures, especially soldiers. There are four different coloured paths to follow, one for each character. The directions for forfeits and rewards is indicated on some of the squares. The players are subject to the adventures met on each of their respective paths. The rest of the playing surface is covered with illustrations relating to the Beatrix Potter books about the four characters.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Chromolithograph on paper and card
Brief description
Card game with lead pieces, Peter Rabbit's Race Game, made in England by Frederick Warne about 1930
Physical description
Design: chromolithograph on card, backed with dark red; double folded

No. of squares: 123 x 4 routes

Squares illustrated: none

Square numbering: all

Squares titled: none

Subject of starting square: meeting place in the wood

Subject of ending square: meeting place in the wood
Dimensions
  • Height: 20.25in
  • Width: 30in
Production typeMass produced
Object history
Box label also reads:- A Game Full of Fun and Adventure Intensely Amusing.



The game was re-issued in the 1990s by Frederick Warne



See also Misc.67,69-1986





CGG-Games & Puzzles, 1991
Historical context
Rewards: forward movement, extra turns

Forfeits: backward movement, missed turns

No. of Players: four

Equipment required: four lead figures in the shape of the characters Peter Rabbit, squirrel nutkin, jeremy fisher and jemima puddle duck (made by Britains ltd)

dice



Rules:

There are four different coloured paths, one for each character, which must be followed and the directions for forfeits and rewards indicated on some squares obeyed. The players are subject to the adventures met on each of their respective paths. The rest of the playing surface is covered by illustrations related to the Beatrix Potter books and these characters.



Rules placement: on reverse side
Production
New York copyright but designed and produced in Great Britain.
Summary
The game is based on the children's book characters made famous by Beatrix Potter. The playing pieces are four lead figures in the shape of the characters Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddle Duck. These were made by Britains Ltd, a company famous for its lead figures, especially soldiers. There are four different coloured paths to follow, one for each character. The directions for forfeits and rewards is indicated on some of the squares. The players are subject to the adventures met on each of their respective paths. The rest of the playing surface is covered with illustrations relating to the Beatrix Potter books about the four characters.
Collection
Accession number
MISC.41-1977

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Record createdMarch 4, 2000
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