ANTIQUE CARD & TABLE GAMES

Board and Boxed Games 1850 to 1920

c1850 Besieged Board Game

This consists of a hand colored attractive board, that doesn’t fit in the box.

A box with a board for Besieged on the lid and a number of playing pieces .
Besieged – Condition – The separate Board is clean, bright and appears hand colored / The board on the lid is grubby and scuffed / There are 23 + 2 pieces which resemble those for a similar game in the V&A.

There are also a number of chips in poor condition / Rules of the game (photocopied) in German plus notes from V&A

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REF: MIS707

£ 95

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1860 Paper on linen game

There are three sheets with different characters on them – Androcles and the Lion seem to feature.

The cover has 60 on the cover in gold, as does the cover that slips inside (with the sheets inside it)

Condition / All in good plus condition

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REF: MIS624

£ 225

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1870 - The Moffillisahn or Indian Castanets – Jaques

A John Jaques & Son game The Moffillisahn or Indian Castanets, in mahogany slide top box with green label.

Described in the rules as “an elegant and favourite toy with the Punjaee women of high cast, many of whom will amuse themselves and their children with it for hours”

A game with a ball at each end of a silken cord, which can hit one another and be kept in continuous motion by a jerk of the player’s hand.

Unusual  game which we hadn’t previous seen.

Condition – Indian Castanets – Original box – very good –  slight damage to the rim on one side  so sliding lid is loose.  Indents inside the box for the two balls.  Balls on string – not silken cord as described in the rules.  Photocopy of rules.

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REF: JJ210

£ 275

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1880 - A tour around Germany

1870 / 1890 – An Early Board Game – A Tour Around Germany by Hiking, Post, Coach, Train and River Steamships

The board is very beautiful with vignettes of villages and form of travel used.

Condition – The board is  bright and colorful. It folds into four, but is an unusual way.

There is a slight bend by centre fold, and the corner has been damaged and broken off.  Picture does not show this as it was just bent when it was taken – more pictures on request.


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REF: MIS354

£ 50

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1887 - The Yacht Race - Spear

This game consists of a box into which the board fits.

It is small – about 14 by 27 cms (5.5 by 10.5 inches). The board fits snugly into the box, and has no folds.
We have seen other version with a two or four folded boards.

The box states “The Yacht Race” – the board states “improved edition” we have also seen  “New and Improved Edition”

The Yacht Race – Condition Board is very clean, no rub marks etc, but has a 6cms crease on the RHS – possible caused by trying to get it out of the box quickly /

Playing pieces – 6 original small (1.5cms height) metal yachts – very good / Rules sheet – stuck into lid (as per other editions) very good / box – complete undamaged – just a lttle grubby and scuffed at the edges.

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REF: MISC922

£ 225

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1891 - Reise die Schweiz - Voyage en Suisse - 1st edition

A large very attractive board which folds out to shows Switzerland, with places to visit round the board.

This seems to be an early edition of the game. The artwork and color is bright. The game is a standard type of race game

 

Voyage en Suisse – Condition – Board folded in 4 – some wear along the folded edge otherwise very good / cards 2 missing / dice 3 two sided (red/black) and 1 numbered 1-6. 

No playing pieces (but they appear to be colored rounds in this version of the game), also gold star and two round card borad discs / Rules – original worn / Box – rubbed at the edges / corners split but good 

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REF: MIS222

£ 250

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1890-1895 Gallopea - Globe Games

This is an unusual and very pretty Horse Racing Board made by Globe Games.

As with all their games the artwork is very good and slightly different. The picture shows the board with the original playing pieces lying on the board on the right hand centre portion.

 

Gallopea – Condition / The board is very good – no damage, very clean and bright

/ Horses – very good one missing a head otherwise just light paint damage

/ Spinner good – this should fit onto a metal shaft the fits through a hole in the board – it can be balanced to work but ideally the shaft should be soldered onto its base (all there) but we don’t like to repair things as some people prefer them unrepaired

/ No rules but a photocopy of a Globe Games Advertsing Phamplet which shows the game

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REF:  MIS411

£ 150

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1890 / 1900 - The Conjurer – maker unknown.

An early magic set with description of the tricks in German, French and English.
It appears complete and consists of
An Indian Magic Ball (which needs repair ) / 5 playing cards / 7 number cards / “magnetic stick” / Hollow pipe / cinder box with 4 identical cards (one is burnt and returned to the box, and  found to be complete – so could only be used three times!!.)

Condition – The Conjurer – Pieces see above / Box  – very good / Rules – very good

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REF:  MISC703

£  150

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1890s - The Flying Scotchman - J W Spear

This is board only and a cheap version of the game.
It follows the three routes from London to Edinburgh.

In 1860 Walter Leith – General Passenger Superintendent of the Great Northern Railway – suggested that the three companies that operated on the East Coast Route (the GNR, the North Eastern and the North British) share the cost of new coaches for the route from London to Edinburgh.
The result was the East Coast Joint Stock and in June 1862 a new service began using these coaches.
It departed from London, Kings Cross, going north and from Edinburgh going south, simultaneously at 10am, passing each other roughly half-way.


This game is a standard race game which has three different trains racing along the these three routes.

Condition – The Flying Scotchman – Board only, rules on the back, very good condition
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REF: MISC923

£ 55

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1891 - Race Round The World - Mcloughlin Brothers

This interesting and rare game was made just after Nellie Bly was travelling round the world trying to break Phileas Fogg‘s record as told by Jules Verne. It was possibly designed as a race between the two ladies who racing each other in different directions.

Nellie Bly was already well known for her exposure of an asylum (10 Days in a Mad House). She was working for The World Newspaper who followed her progress.
At the same time, The New York Newspaper, Cosmopolitan, sponsored its own reporter, Elizabeth Bisland, to beat the time of both Phileas Fogg and Bly. Bisland would travel the opposite way around the world

The Board Game follows the route taken by Nellie Bly as far as we can see. through England, France (where she met Jules Verne in Amiens), Brindisi, the Suez Canal, Colombo (Ceylon), the Straits Settlements of Penang and Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan

Condition – Race Around the World – Complete – Board Game with two dials – one removable that stores markers and rules – Book style board – cover is scuffed and has been repaired with tape on the back – playing area is a little grubby and scuffed at the edges and around the dials – original rules and period if not original markers

Postage Free

REF: MIS500

£ 225

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c1880/90 - The Flying Scotchman - J W Spear

This board game, designed by Jap and published by Spear, follows the three routes from London to Edinburgh.
In 1860 Walter Leith – General Passenger Superintendent of the Great Northern Railway – suggested that the three companies that operated on the East Coast Route (the GNR, the North Eastern and the North British) share the cost of new coaches for the route from London to Edinburgh.
The result was the East Coast Joint Stock and in June 1862 a new service began using these coaches.
It departed from London Kings Cross going north and from Edinburgh going south, simultaneously at 10am, passing each other roughly half-way.
This game is a standard race game which has three different trains racing along the three routes.

Condition – The Flying Scotchman – complete / This game has little sign that it was ever used / Board – mint – 6 playing pieces – very good / Rules in lid / Box – split at corners and a little grubby.

REF: MISC702

£ 325

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1895 - A Bible Game for Sundays

This is a folded paper board game, which contains “nearly a hundred pictures from The Old Testament”.
Designed by Mary C Whitney of Tokio Japan and Anna Braithwaite of Baltimore USA

Condition – The board is mint no damage / Rule Booklet – 32 pages with questions for many of the circles on the sheet – very good / Original card slipcase – top flap split a little dusty but otherwise very good / Original card counters 1-8 – very good
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REF: MIS793

£ 145

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1906 - Pip Pip - Motor Racing Game - C W Faulkner

This game – one of the Upitee Series – is an early Motor Racing Game.
In common with these games the “board” is built from 20 cards. A dice is used to determine the number of place to move forward. Normal accidents and incidents occur as per the early days of motoring.

c1906 Pip Pip – C W Faulkner’s Motor Racing Game –

Condition – Pip Pip / Cards (Board) are very good – lovely period art work / 6 playing pieces with original metal stands are all good (numbered 1-6) / Rules good – fold has split so two seperate sheets– light foxing / Box- missing bottom short side otherwise good, complete wth inner box for horses.

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REF: MIS508

£ 175

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c1910 - The Aereal Contest - Early Flying Board Game - J W Spear and Sons

The Aereal Contest – an  early flying game from Spear.

This game features wonderful biplanes from the early 1900s – it was produced in three different sizes – this is the smallest/cheapest with card planes (other editions have metals planes).

Note the spelling of the game, on the box lid, does not match the spelling inside the same box lid (the game is spelt Aerial inside the box!)

The Aereal Contest / Condition – Board – very good, no damage or wear / playing pieces (5/6) – 2 are mounted and good, the other three have wear and are missing the base that would fit into the wooded base / Rules – inside lid

 As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging.

REF: TRA020

£ 180

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1912 - Voyage Through the Clouds - J W Spear with Airships

This was made by JWS for the German Market.
The Airship travels to numerous identified locations including: the Alps, Switzerland, Florence, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Berlin, North Sea, London, New York, Paris, Strasbourg.

The game has 70 numbered positions with various adventures the players encounter including heavy storms and fires.
This version has six different colourful lead models of balloons as playing pieces (as opposed to card or metal zepplins in other versions).

The board is very large and folds into four – the centre fold is taped, the vertical folds are cut (ie the board is in two pieces with each pieces folded again) It seems this was how the game was sold as the box is made to hold the board (in depth) andthe board could not be folded into four as it is made of thick strong card.

A Voyage through the Clouds – Condition – Board is very good – no damage / Six metal pieces on stand are also very good / Rules – inside box lid in German (but a photocopy of English rules could be provided on request / Box – Slightly scuffed and light damage at corners/edges – missing part of one side.

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REF: MIS715

£ 550

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1912 - A Voyage through the Clouds - J W Spear

Described on the box as The Game for Today.

The Airship travels to numerous identified locations including: the Alps, Switzerland, Florence, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Berlin, North Sea, London, New York, Paris, Strasbourg. The board has 70 numbered positions with various adventures, the players encounter including heavy storms and fires.


A Voyage through the Clouds – Condition – Board is very good – no damage / Six metal pieces on stand are also very good / Rules – inside box lid / Box – Slightly scuffed and light damage at corners/edges.

Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging.The board 

REF: MIS77z

£ 295

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1889 - The New Game of Invasion - F H Ayers

The New Game of Invasion – Invented by Lieut Chamberlain RN – by FH Ayers.

This Game is based on the idea that England have lost control of the channel and blocked entry to the Thames.
The Tunnel Channel is shown on the map. It is an interesting and different style of game

 

The New Game of Invasion – Condition – Board is paper and has been taped at the back to protect the folds – playing area is good / There are a selection of bone counters that seem to be original and came with the game / Rules are original and very good / Box is a little scuffed and damaged at the edges


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REF: MIS75

SOLD

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1894 - Trafalgar - F H Ayers

A Rare and interesting board game that is ” A game of skill which possesses dramatic interest”.

The rules state that Trafalgar “should appeal to the popular and patriotic feelings of all grown-up English people, whilst it is fair to suppose that our sailor-loving youngsters will be equally captivated by the opportunity of contending in amateur Navel engagements”

The pieces are shown on a Halma Board, which is similar but not identical to the board shown on the rules, but could, and in one case we know was, adapted to play this game.


A board that would be large enough for the playing pieces layed out as shown would be over 24 inches in length.  We know of four copies of this game and none have an original board, which points to the board being a folded paper sheet that has been lost in the mist of time.


The game consists of two opposing fleets both with Admiral’s Flag ships, Rear Admiral ‘s Ships and 10 ships.
There are also wreck-buoy to mark where ships have been sunk.
There appear to have been two versions one in a maple box and this style in a card box.  This game was copyrighted on 17/08/1894. 

Trafalgar – Condition / Original Board missing – an Ayres Halma board can be provided / Playing pieces – complete (flag on flagship original) and good / Original Rules – Complete but one page is detached / Box good – some wear on the corners

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REF: MISC704

SOLD

 

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c1898 - Cock o' the North - F H Ayers

This was dedicated by permission to Piper Findlater V.C., who was the piper at the battle

In 1897 the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders was part of the Tirah Expedition to north west India to protect trade routes and suppress local, hostile tribes.
The Tirah Expeditionary Force amounted to no less than 32,882 officers and men, with a supplementary back-up of 19,558 cooks, medical officers, hospital staff and various trades persons.

Blacksmiths and vets were also in attendance to oversee the welfare and treatment of the 8,000 horses, 1440 riding ponies, 18,384

Cock o’ the North – Condition / board – good, clean, no damage, / playing pieces – all the gurkias have their weapons (with moveable pieces) in tact.

The Highlanders consists of four actual highlanders and the piper (there is no mention in the rules of using the piper separately so it appears that he is the fifth highlander).

One of the highlanders’ guns is missing. Otherwise the pieces are in very good condition.

Dies and shakers are good. Box is a little split at edges, picture is clear and good, rules are inside the lid
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REF: MIS755

SOLD

 

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c1910 Garrison Officers and Men

A rare board game made by SB Series, as for German Tactics, with good graphics of British soldiers.

Condition – The board is stained at the base, as can be seen from the picture (probably water damage), otherwise firm and well colored / no rules or playing pieces

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REF: WAR200

£ 65

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1910 – Tid-Olf – Pealland (Britain)

Rare Golfing Game with Tiddley Winks on 9 hole course.

This game is a nine hole golf game – each hole being a different obstacle.

They are well made and very different unlike any other tiddley wink game we have seen. More pictures can be supplied – please ask – but the box lid shows the pieces and the course below is set out in the way.


The history of this game is difficult to trace. Games manufacturing was a fringe activity of Britain’s (the makers of toy soldiers) from very early in their history.

Games manufacturers naturally turned to the premier figure makers to participate in their games, but Britains produced games of their own, once more following a tradition established in their early toymaking years. (Old Toy Soldiers Newsletter Vol. 6. )


We have seen a number of games with Pealland as the manufacturer with Britain pieces which supports this. There appears to be little documented and only an 1880 catalogue known.
The other games we have seen appear to be made during the period c1910

Tid-Olf – Condition – the lid is missing its sides – rules are on the inside, the box base is complete, all nine obstacles are present and in good condition – no damage – light use
Postage free UK / Europe £3.50 / Worldwide £5.00

REF: MIS502

SOLD

 

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1910 - Shunto - The Great Raiway Game - F H Ayres ltd

This game consists of a dark green painted wooden pegged board/box, the interior revealing a system of wooden rails and points,

together with two painted wooden paddles, two green painted wooden locomotive,

fifteen red carriages (two sets numbers 1-8 one no 5 misssing),

two brown open trailers,

The box with trade label:“Shunto”…

The Great Railway Game…F. H. Ayres Ltd, Manufacturers, London….

Robert’s Patent NosPatent 188807/19 and14983/20.

It depicts trains of the Great Eastern and Great Northern Railways

Shunto – Condition – Board is slightly scuffed and missing one of the wooden joints that keeps the board together when opened / Pieces – 2*1-8 red carriages (missing one no 5), 2 engines, 2 open trucks, and 2 wooden spatulas / No rules.


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REF: MIS336

£ 245

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c1912 - Blow Football - Spear

An early game where the footbll is controlled by pipe you blow down.
This version is shown in Spear’s 1915 catalogue.

Blow FootBall Condition – One Goal Keeper has a repair to the RHS with card and tape (just above the tree), other is good. The 6 blow sticks good / ball is squashed squashed / box very good / Rules inside lid.
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REF:  MISC604

£ 45

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c1914 - Zeppelin Voyage / Eine Reise im Luftschiff / A Voyage Through The Clouds

A very pretty and interesting games board produced first in 1909 (this may be a little later as there are card playing pieces rather than the normal metal which might indicate a metal shortage due to WWI)


The object of the game is to race your airship around the world. Destinations include: London (The Tower of London), New York, Berlin, Vienna, Venice and Rome. Lovely artwork.


Zeppelin Voyage – Condition – Board is very good – no damage / Four card playing pieces – good, one with replacement base, one has a crease/slight damage / Rules – a photocopy from a box lid is included

Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging.

REF: BBG400z

£ 125

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1914 Dexterity Puzzle - Get Rid of Huns - The Great European War Game

The Great European War Game.


For this game the mercury represents the European Allies:- British Empire, France, Belgium, Italy, and Servia. The four colored discs represent Germany, Austria, Hungary and Turkey
The game starts with the “enemies” in Hunland and they have to be manoeuvred to their corners. Then the Allies must occupy Berlin.
The war is then ended by the Allies separating (the mercury being broken into small globules and return to their own countries).

Condition – Puzzle – slight abrasion to printed surface, manufacturer’s descriptive printed label to verso, of frame, 180 x 180 mm, possibly resealed

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REF: MISC705

£ 345

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1915 - The Strand War Game

This is a board game created by The Strand Magazine during WWI.


Described as a combination of draughts, chess and war, it is played by two opponents, representing the Allies and the Germans, over a map of actual territory of the war – January 1915.


The Advertisement (copy included with the game) for this explains
“The pieces consists of three kinds Infantry, Cavalry & Artillery each with their separate moves and possibilities…
A letter received from a well-known Colonel sayas:
“I think your War Game is THE BEST OF ITS KIND”
This was published by George Newnes Ltd (publisher)


Condition – The Strand War Game / board very good, playing area excellent – Cover – slight wear at fold- odd small scuffs / Rules – original – very good / Playing pieces in original box complete and very good / Box – very good /
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REF:  WAR102

£ 275

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c1918 - 'Kill-Kiel' - Jaques

Description

A game with submarine mines, by John Jaques.   It was invented by Bertram C. Joy.

It depicts a naval wargame in the North Atlantic, including ships and sea mines.

The game is large 18 by 11.5 inches.

The box has a map in it that depicts the area between England and Denmark (basically from Hull north ).

There is a 11 by 12 set of circles – 17 circles, on each side of the board, have letters on them.  Both sheets can be lifted from the  side and underneath is a plain sheet with just the lettered circles showing.

Presumably the “mines” were “hidden” under the top sheet and you had to negotiate a route to Denmark.  Unfortunately we can find no more details about this game.

Condition – board – clean – slight split at the base where the sheet has been bent  / small round metal playing pieces  – good/ no rules / box – scuffed and rubbed 

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REF: JJ175

£ 325

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c1918 - With the Flag to Berlin

A board game thats object is to reach Berlin.

Very different from most board games as you move forward depending on where a ball on thread operated by a spring lands.

The game consists of a board two mounts and two posts to attach ball and string.  The actual flags that would have been used as playing pieces are missing. The string is colored and the movement of the pieces depends depends on the color of the string where the ball stops.

We can only find a reference to this in the Museum of Packages.  

Condition / Board very good / wooden holders and mounts – used / flags missing  / colored string, ball and spring – good / Rules inside bix lid – good / Box – good picture on the front showing the game being played  – bottom one split corner – top four corners split.

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REF: WAR101

£ 175

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c1943/44 Bomber Command – A Board Game

A board game “for all ages” A normal style race game but the aim is to get four planes to Berlin and then back to the UK.
There are obstacles along the way.

Bomber Command – Condition – Board is very good – slight crease on the front right corner (board closed) / Playing pieces – original – 16 counters and the orginial sheet that they fit in with the original envelope / The original dice would have been made from a folded piece of card – this is missing. / Rules are both on the back of the board and the envelop the playing pieces are in

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REF: MIS139

£ 155

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