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Jungle King

Board Game
1950s (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The game is a form of draughts with players starting with eight counters each. The counters are each numbered and show an animal's head on a black or red ground. The players must attempt to capture or trap their opponent's markers without being caught. The 'water' must be circumnavigated, and any markers landing in it are removed from play. The den is a safe area.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed card
Brief Description
Printed card board game, Jungle King, made in England by John Waddington in the 1950s
Physical Description
Design: chromolithograph on card showing a jungle scene with `water' in the centre, a den and three traps at each end

No. of squares: ?

Squares illustrated: some

Square numbering: n/a

Squares titled: n/a

Subject of starting square: traps and number spots at ends

Subject of ending square: opposite ends
Dimensions
  • Length: 29cm
  • Width: 36.2cm
  • Box length: 30.5cm
  • Box width: 19cm
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by Mrs M. Tomalin
Object history
The players must attempt to capture or trap their opponent's markers without being caught. The water must be circumnativicated; any markers landing in it are removed from play. The den is a safe area.

The box shows an illustration of a lion.
Historical context
Rewards: forward movement

Forfeits: backward movement

No. of Players: 2

Equipment required: 16 counters, each numbered and showing an animal's head on black or red.



Rules:

The den, traps and 8 numbered positions which correspond to the `animal' counters are at each end and the players start with 8 markers each. It is a form of draughts.







Rules placement: in the box
Summary
The game is a form of draughts with players starting with eight counters each. The counters are each numbered and show an animal's head on a black or red ground. The players must attempt to capture or trap their opponent's markers without being caught. The 'water' must be circumnavigated, and any markers landing in it are removed from play. The den is a safe area.
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.820-1986

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record createdMarch 4, 2000
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