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Winnie the Pooh Race Game

  • Object:

    Board game

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1935 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Teddy Toy Co (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper and card, and painted lead, carved bone, turned wood

  • Museum number:

    MISC.44-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This board game uses the characters from A. A. Milne's books about Winnie-the-Pooh. Each character has a colour and a corresponding coloured path. Pooh is yellow, Piglet purple, Kanga green, Eeyore orange and Rabbit blue. Each must complete its own route, and the first character to do so is the winner.

Physical description

Board game of four cardboard panels, joined by cloth. Each panel is backed with dark blue paper. The playing surface is printed with five colous, each one representing a character and a number from 1-100. Among the lines and squares are printed reproduction of E.H. Shepard's drawings of Pooh and friends, and of the Hundred Acre Wood. The colours and characters are:

Yellow for Pooh
Purple for Piglet
Green for Kanga and Roo
Orange for Eeyore
Blue for Rabbit

There are four (of an original five playing pieces), each made from painted lead, symbolising one of the characters. Pooh is missing, but there is a pink Piglet, Green Kanga and Roo, yellow Eeyore and blue Rabbit.

The game is contained in a dark blue card box, with the title printed on the lid in silver. On the inside of the lid is pasted a printed sheet of rules.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1935 (published)

Artist/maker

Teddy Toy Co (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper and card, and painted lead, carved bone, turned wood

Dimensions

Height: 68.6 cm paper, Width: 52.7 cm paper

Object history note

Purchased in 1977 from Mrs. A.K. Gupta, along with MISC.36 to 79-1977 [77/1037]

Historical context note

Rewards: forward movement, extra turns
Forfeits: backward movement, missed turns
No. of Players: five
Equipment required: five lead markers in the shape of Pooh (yellow route; missing), Piglet (purple route), Kanga (green route), Eeyore (orange route) and Rabbit (blue route)
dice

Rules:
There are five dfferent 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.

Descriptive line

Winnie the Pooh Race Game published in England by the Teddy Toy Co in 1935

Production Note

by arrangement with AA Milne and E H Shephard, copyright

Materials

Paper; Lead; Wood; Bone

Techniques

Printing; Turning; Casting; Painting; Carving

Subjects depicted

Rabbits; Donkeys; Kangaroos; Piglets; Teddy bears

Categories

Children & Childhood; Games; Character merchandise; Games (puzzles & board games)

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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