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Players drew cards corresponding to colony names, then had to deploy cards representing assets like boats, engineers, colonists, schools, and equipment, in order to win cards representing the exports of the various colonies.  “Images on the game,”Getty Research Institute curator Isotta Poggi writes in her blog post on the document, “provide a vivid picture of the vast variety of resources, including animals, plants, and minerals, that the colonies provided to France.” Cartoons on the cards depict coal (mined by a figure clearly intended to be a “native”), rubber, wood, and even wild animals.

Along the way, players needed to avoid pitfalls like sickness, “laziness,” and intemperance (illustrated by a cartoon of a red-cheeked white man in khakis and a white hat, served by a “native” in “traditional” dress). Once the cards representing a colony’s major exports had been won, the colony was considered “exploitée,” and was out of the game.  

read more on this board game designed to teach french children to admire french colonialism and enlist them in the colonial project here. (via)

afternoonyez:

Game of Goose (1925)
“This game with the inscription “LONG LIVE THE WORLD REVOLUTION” was published in 1925. After entering it through the gate with the rising red Sun which was also included in the coat of arms of the Soviet republics, you can study while working, enroll in the Red Army, chase the bourgeois, join the anti-alkohol campaign. Production meetings, war aircrafts and breaking the chains of the workers can promote you by even twenty spaces, while bad health and living conditions throw you back by just as much.”
Source: Poemas del rio Wang
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afternoonyez:

Game of Goose (1925)

This game with the inscription “LONG LIVE THE WORLD REVOLUTION” was published in 1925. After entering it through the gate with the rising red Sun which was also included in the coat of arms of the Soviet republics, you can study while working, enroll in the Red Army, chase the bourgeois, join the anti-alkohol campaign. Production meetings, war aircrafts and breaking the chains of the workers can promote you by even twenty spaces, while bad health and living conditions throw you back by just as much.”

Source: Poemas del rio Wang

gosergiogo:

Moon Travel Board Game conceptualized by Rajashekhar S. Bhusanurmath

This board game appeared in the 1969 Yugadi special issue of Sudha, the Kannada weekly magazine. The game starts with the Moon mission taking off and going through various phases and difficulties and landing on the Moon. Later, taking off from the Moon surface the probe has to enter the Earth’s atmosphere and land safely on the surface of Earth.

via Board Games of India
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gosergiogo:

Moon Travel Board Game conceptualized by Rajashekhar S. Bhusanurmath

This board game appeared in the 1969 Yugadi special issue of Sudha, the Kannada weekly magazine. The game starts with the Moon mission taking off and going through various phases and difficulties and landing on the Moon. Later, taking off from the Moon surface the probe has to enter the Earth’s atmosphere and land safely on the surface of Earth.

via Board Games of India