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Chad Valley Company Limited (manufacturer)

Across Africa with Livingstone

Published: Chad Valley Company Limited, Birmingham, 1920s/30s

Edition: 1st

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Object: Board Game

Place of origin: Birmingham, UK

Date:1920s-1930s

Artist/Maker: Chad Valley Company Limited (manufacturer).

Rewards: forward movement, extra turns. Forfeits: backward movement, missed turns No. of Players: 4. Equipment required: spinner, card disc with the numbers 1 to 4 marked in coloured quarters; in the centre is a blue card arrow held by a metal knob markers for the players.

The playing surface shows an outside of the lower half of the continent of Africa with the title at the top, a scale map of England and Wales in the lower right corner and a miles scale at the bottom. The game is a race following a path coloured blue and then changing to red; the moves are denoted by circles, some of which are white while others are red or blue. The red to blue circles indicate forfeits and reward squares and the instructions are contained in a separate booklet. Also shown are illustrations of animals and events from Livingstone's travels together with the names of towns and areas. Rules of play are pasted to the inside of the lid.

One copy in the Victoria & Albert Museum London.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Very Good +
  • Overall Condition: Very Good +
  • Size: Large fold-out
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 020 8997 9894
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