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The Day's Doings of a Little Mouse, An Amusing Game for Learning French

Board Game
1924 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This game has 100 playing spaces and is played rather like Snakes and Ladders. Players follow a young mouse from the time he gets up in the morning until he goes to bed at night. The instructions are printed on the game board, which is all in French. The illustrations are by Margaret Tempest, who is very well-known for her illustrations of children's books about animals.


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Parts
This object consists of 7 parts.

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Additional TitleLa Journee d'un Souriceau (manufacturer's title)
Materials and Techniques
Chromolithographed paper on card
Brief Description
Chromolithographed game, La Journee d'un Souriceau, made in England by the Chad Valley Company in 1924
Physical Description
Design: chromolithograph, mounted on card; with all directions and numbers in French.

No. of squares: 100

Squares illustrated: some

Square numbering: all

Squares titled: all

Subject of starting square: mouse in bed

Subject of ending square: mouse in bed
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by Lady Mears
Object history
The illustrations were done by the illustrator, Margaret Tempest, later Lady Mears who retained her professional name when working.













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

Forfeits: backward movement, missed turned

No. of Players: any

Equipment required: markers, printed card in the form of a mouse staning on a card disc of different colours.



Rules:

The game is played to its own rules and directions which are one the playing surface . However, the game is played roughly to Snakes and Ladders rules. All numbers and rules are in French and the game was designed to teach the language.



Rules placement: on playing surface
Summary
This game has 100 playing spaces and is played rather like Snakes and Ladders. Players follow a young mouse from the time he gets up in the morning until he goes to bed at night. The instructions are printed on the game board, which is all in French. The illustrations are by Margaret Tempest, who is very well-known for her illustrations of children's books about animals.
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.459&:1 to 6-1980

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record createdMarch 4, 2000
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