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Ghost Train

Board Game
1970-1975 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Prototype board game, hand drawn and painted game operated with cogwheels. An upright title panel slots into the back. There are also five ghost shapes, one on a post and one in a house, six playing counters reprenting children in cars, six black card squares (three marked 'S', one plain, one with a green spider and one with a white spider's web). There is a single white plastic die. One headless yellow plastic figure (possibly not part of the game). One clear plastic stand

Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 5 parts.

  • Packaging
  • Packaging
  • Packing Materials
  • Title
  • Board
TitleGhost Train (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Painted card, plastic
Brief description
Prototype board game, Ghost Train, English, 1970-75
Physical description
Prototype board game, hand drawn and painted game operated with cogwheels. An upright title panel slots into the back. There are also five ghost shapes, one on a post and one in a house, six playing counters reprenting children in cars, six black card squares (three marked 'S', one plain, one with a green spider and one with a white spider's web). There is a single white plastic die. One headless yellow plastic figure (possibly not part of the game). One 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
Production
Toy Development Ltd, may be the makers or the designers of this game which would have then been manufactured by either Palitoy or Denys Fisher.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
B.2054:1 to 5-1999

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Record createdSeptember 6, 2000
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