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Little Noddy's Train Game

Board Game
ca. 1958 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This game uses the children's book character, Noddy, created by Enid Blyton in 1949. It is a four-track race game in which each player has a plastic playing piece in the shape of a railway engine. The pieces are of different colours, matching the colours of the four tracks. Players use a spinner instead of dice and they follow instructions that are given along the trackways.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Board Game
  • Box
Materials and Techniques
Chromolithographed paper on card
Brief Description
Chromlithographed race game, Little Noddy's Train Game, made in England about 1958
Physical Description
Design: chromolithograph mounted on card; folded; backed with red paper; designed with four separate tracks; Noddy illustrations used across the whole board.

No. of squares: 40

Squares illustrated: none

Square numbering: all

Squares titled: some

Subject of starting square: not named

Subject of ending square: toy town station
Dimensions
  • Height: 22cm
  • Width: 64.1cm
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by Mrs Wright
Object history
Based on the work of Enid Blyton. The game was advertised as `new' in Games and Toys, October 1957, p. 108.



Trademark of B&S is BESTIMES "BeStime"

MADE IN ENGLAND



The rules are in the form of a letter from Noddy.



CGG-Games and Puzzles, 1991
Historical context
Rewards: forward movement

Forfeits: backward movement, missed turns

No. of Players: 4

Equipment required: markers, in the form of a steam engine driven by Noddy, coloured plastic

teetotum, marked 1 to 6 and 3 back, green plastic (it spins on a blue stand)



Rules placement: on the inside of lid
Summary
This game uses the children's book character, Noddy, created by Enid Blyton in 1949. It is a four-track race game in which each player has a plastic playing piece in the shape of a railway engine. The pieces are of different colours, matching the colours of the four tracks. Players use a spinner instead of dice and they follow instructions that are given along the trackways.
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.801:1, 2-1986

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record createdMarch 4, 2000
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