Board game

Round the Town

1900-1910 (published)

Unknown

Width: 53.4 cm, Height: 39.3 cm, Height: 43.5 cm box, Width: 19.2 cm box, Depth: 2.4 cm box

MISC.413-1981 MoC

Chromolithographed geographical race game, Round the Town, designed in Englamd and made in Germany between 1900 and 1910

Design: chromolithograph mounted on card; two folds. A race around London on tracks; illustrated with various well known buildings No. of squares: ? Squares illustrated: none Square numbering: all steps Squares titled: some Subject of starting square: 8 starting points Subject of ending square: Trafalgar Square

This is a race game for up to eight players. There are eight starting points, all on the outskirts of London and each with numbered routes. The aim is to be the first player to reach the centre of London, marked by Charing Cross. There are six playing pieces (two may be missing). These are made of lead and portray a man and woman walking, a man walking, two motor cars, a man cycling and a woman cycling. They were probably made by Britains Ltd, a company famous for its lead figures.

There are 8 starting points, all on the outskirts of London and each with numbered routes. Lead pieces were probably made by Britains Ltd, a company which did produce flats for games as well as the hollows cast soldiers. CGG-Games & Puzzles, 1991

Location: In Storage

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