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Board Games


TVTA is pleased to present a selection of international board games as featured in magazines, comics and catalogues from the 1960s to present. I haven’t included Role Playing Games as there is a section for this here 

Some of my favourite games over the years, and indeed this Christmas, have been Stratego, Game of Life, Scrabble, Ludo, Operation, Mousetrap, Trivial Pursuit and Battleship. Do you have a favourite board game? Let me know in the comments.

As always thanks for looking 🙂



Battleship

Canon Noir

Captain Scarlet

Chess

 


Cluedo

Game of Life

Mastermind

Risk

Monopoly

Mousetrap

Operation

Scrabble

Trivial Pursuit

Miscellaneous board games

Miro-Meccano catalogue of games. 1979. France


Thank you for rolling sixes, missing your turn, passing GO, collecting 200 euros, moving forward three spaces and spinning again with us 🙂


 

Transformers, Cluedo, Buccaneer, Monogram, and Siku Cars

Six UK toy and games adverts from the 1980s.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

1979/80 Miro-Meccano Games Catalogue

This French catalogue by the Miro-Meccano company features many well known board games that were popular not just in France but worldwide. The cover of the catalogue can be translated as Discover, rediscover Miro-Meccano games. Featured on the cover and throughout the pages is superhero brainy type character Miro who presents each game and holds in his hands themed elements such as cards, die and playing pieces. There is no date on the catalogue but going by other adverts I have I would place this around 1979/1980.

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Front and back cover.

Front and back cover.

Super Mastermind

Super Mastermind

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Cluedo

Cluedo

Monopoly

Monopoly

Jeannot Lapin

Jeannot Lapin

Maya L'abeille

Maya L’abeille

Boggle

Boggle

La Bonne Paye

La Bonne Paye

Risk

Risk

Badaboum

Badaboum

Can't Stop

Can’t Stop

Le Cinq Neuf

Le Cinq Neuf

Cannon Noir

Canon Noir

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

Mes Premiere Mots

Mes Premiere Mots

CLUEDO

Cluedo was originally called ‘Murder!’ and was developed and patented in the UK by Birmingham-born Anthony E Pratt who sold his game to Waddingtons. The game was officially launched in 1949 and rebranded by Waddingtons as ‘Cluedo’ (a portmanteau of the words clue and ludoludo being the Latin for I play).

In the US Cluedo was licensed by Parker Brothers and underwent a slight name change to ‘Clue’.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

Cluedo. 1979 Miro-Meccano catalogue page.

Cluedo. 1979 Miro-Meccano catalogue page.

Cluedo Video, 1988, France.

France. Cora Christmas catalogue. 1988.

Ets De Neuter cataloguepage. 1995. France.


You can read more about the history of Cluedo at this great site dedicated to all things Cluedo cluedofan.com