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GHOST TRAIN

Board Game
1970-1975 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

board game prototype
hand drawn and painted game operated with cogwheels; slot on upright title panel
extra pieces used as decoration and counters
in white sample box
contains five ghost shapes, one on a post and one in a house
6 playing counter
6 black card squares, three marked S, one plain, one with a green spider and one with a white spider's web
1 white plastic die
1 headless yellow plastic figure (possibly not part of the game)#
1 clear plastic stand


object details
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 5 parts.

  • Box
  • Box Base
  • Box Lining
  • Title Block
  • Playing Surface
Materials and Techniques
hand made and painted card
Brief Description
Ghost Train, English, 1970-75



Ghost Train, English, 1970-75



Ghost Train, English, 1970-75



Ghost Train, English, 1970-75



Ghost Train, English, 1970-75
Physical Description
board game prototype

hand drawn and painted game operated with cogwheels; slot on upright title panel

extra pieces used as decoration and counters

in white sample box

contains five ghost shapes, one on a post and one in a house

6 playing counter

6 black card squares, three marked S, one plain, one with a green spider and one with a white spider's web

1 white plastic die

1 headless yellow plastic figure (possibly not part of the game)#

1 clear plastic stand
Dimensions
  • Box length: 19¼in
  • Width: 15in
  • Depth: 2½in
Production typePrototype
Marks and Inscriptions
TOY DEVELOPMENT LTD COMP. (hand written in red on box lid)
Credit line
Given by the Palitoy Company
Object history
Part of the Palitoy Archive



Toy Development Ltd, may be the makers or the designers of this game which would then be manufactured by either Palitoy or Denys Fisher.
Production
Attribution note: completely hand made and drawn
Collection
Accession Number
B.2054:1-1999

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record createdSeptember 6, 2000
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