TOUR DE FRANCE
France, 1950s

 

 

Old Tour de France game. It is a simple game printed on a thick paper sheet. It measures 33 X25 cms. There is no indication of the maker or of the year the game was published.

 

 

The game is played with a die, but 5 and 6 count for 4, so it makes a 123444 die. All incidents are negative (punctures, falls..) What is unusual about the rules is the fact that when you land on a square with a black circle (you are exhausted: you find these in the Pyrenees and the Alpes) you advance one square at a turn until the next white circle.

 

 

Lotsa trouble! The rules do not make clear if you get still punctures when you advance one square at a time. I hope you don't!

 

 

 

This game is part of a set of similar games. I have seen the set twice and both times it included the same eight games, so maybe that is the complete set.

The seven other games are:

JEU DES CHEMINS CIRCULAIRES ET ENCHEVETRÉS
JEU DE LA COURSE AUX CANARDS
JEU DU BRIGAND ET DES GENDARMES DANS LE BOIS
JEU DE LA PECHE A LA LIGNE
JEU DES DISQUES
JEU DE L'ASCENSION EN MONTAGNES
JEU DES AIGUILLAGES

 

 

 

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