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european travellers

Board Game
after 1823 (published)
Place Of Origin

Design: engraving, coloured by hand; 15 sections mounted on linen showing a map of Europe
No. of squares: 123
Squares illustrated: as a map
Square numbering: all
Squares titled: in booklet
Subject of starting square: iceland
Subject of ending square: London


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

  • Board Game
  • Booklet for Board Game
Additional Titlean instructive game (manufacturer's title)
Physical Description
Design: engraving, coloured by hand; 15 sections mounted on linen showing a map of Europe

No. of squares: 123

Squares illustrated: as a map

Square numbering: all

Squares titled: in booklet

Subject of starting square: iceland

Subject of ending square: London
DimensionsSize: 19½in x 26¼in
Object history
contained in a cloth covered slip case with stamped gilt title

See also Circa 226-1964, E. 1780-1954

The latest date found is 1823, however, the slipcase bears the date 1854 which is hand written in pencil.

Along the bottom the publishing details are:- Pubd. by E WALLIS, 42 Skinner Street - Also Games of the Produce of England-The United States - South America - Historical Pastimes etc. etc on a similar plan.
Historical context
Rewards: extra turns and forward movement

Forfeits: missing turns, remaining in same place or backward movement

No. of Players: any

Equipment required: game

counters and markers



Rules:

RULES FOR PLAYING THE GAME

The players are provided with a Card, containing nine Letters, nine Numbers, two Crosses and one Blank, which are to be cut up on the lines with a pair of scissors.

2. The letters are to be distributed one to each player, according to the number about to play, and the remainder laid aside. They are used to mark each player's position o the Game.

3. The numbers, crosses and blank are to be placed in a lady's reticule, and drawn in turn, one by each player, after the manner of a lottery.

4. Each player, on drawing a number, is to place his letter on the same number in the Game, and read the description aloud. When it is his turn to draw another, he adds them together and advances his letter to that number which they make when so added, reading as before, and observing any directions which may be given him. But if he draw a cross, he is to draw again, till he obtain a number, which number is to be deducted from, instead of added to his former station, and his letter moved back accordingly. Each card to be returned to the bag after drawing.

5. Whoever draws a blank, remains at his former number.

6. After each player has drawn once, the Game is to be continued in the same manner, passing the bag round, till some one makes up the exact number 123 who wins the Game.

7. If a player go beyond No. 123, he must go as many back as he had exceeded it, and the lottery must continue till some one makes up the exact number.

8. If two players arrive at the same number, the one who arrived last must go back to his former number.

9. When a player is sent back to any place, he is not to read the description, or attend to the directions in italics, and when sent forward he is only to read the description and stop there till his turn to draw again.



There follows the EXPLANATION or Description of each of the stops 1 to 123. The details reveal the date of the Turkish Janissary rebelling against the Sultan in 1823.

*The back page is damaged and missing so 105 to 109 and 119 to 123 are actually missing their details.



Rules placement: booklet
Production
EDWARD WALLIS, 42 SKINNER STREET
Collection
Accession Number
B.7:1-1997

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record createdMarch 4, 2000
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