6 IN EINEM
WJB, Germany, 1930s (?)
Old german track cycling game with metal riders. I guess it can be considered the German veldiv game. There are some different versions of the game. There is the box containing metal riders and a quite disappointing box. The smaller box contains only the riders (no board, no rules) while the envelope contains a much more elaborate board.
My friend Juergen Schick tells me that the game may be more modern than I think. I concede it might be a post-war game (from the second half of the forties), though I have not been able to find out more.
As his title suggests, you can play 6 different races (over a 100-square track):
These are all the riders I have, so far (32 riders, though three of them are unfortunately beheaded (lower row of the right box). The big hand-made wooden dice come from the big box, while the black smaller dice came with one of the small riders' boxes, as you can see.
What is surprising is that the boxed version should be the expensive one, thus more elaborate, and it is not so. The riders that come independantly in the smaller boxes are, at least, better painted than the ones in the complete version of the game. Which makes me suspect that there must be more versions of this game around.