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 🙂


 

ETS De Neuter toy trade catalogue 1995

ETS DE NEUTER is a French toy distributor that has been in operation for more than 60 years. The following scans are from its 1995 Christmas trade catalogue and feature many of the big name toy and game brands. The front cover has a wintry, foresty, Christmas wonderland feel to it, while the back cover shows a range of cool merchandise for popular 90s film The Lion King. In between these covers are more than 80 pages of well-presented toy photos and dioramas, making this catalogue a joy to look through.

As well as toys and games, ETS De Neuter distributed household, sports, leisure and electrical goods, which the catalogue also features – but we’ll save those goodies for another time. For now, sit back and enjoy these cool 90s toys. Click if you need to go bigger. Thanks for looking.

Cover. Ets De Neuter. Catalogue Noël. 1995. France.

Batman and Robocop toys.

Biker Mice From Mars.

Playmobil sets and Wild West sets.

Joustra construction. Road Rigs.

K’Nex.

Lego Technic.

Meccano construction.

Barbie dolls, play sets and accessories.

Barbie dolls, play sets and accessories.

Barbie merchandise.

Action Man.

Polly Pocket.

Power Rangers.

Play-Doh.

Crayola

Spirograph.

Spirograph.

Monopoly.

Qui Est-Ce? / Guess Who?

Cluedo.

Tir’Pic / Ker Plunk.

Touche Coule / Battleships.

Mastermind.

Docteur Maboul / Operation.

Trivial Pursuit.

Astérix plush.

Sailor Moon.

Sindy.

Tintin.

Nikko Radio Control.

Nikko Radio Control.

Nikko Radio Control.

TCR.

Transformers.

Le Roi Lion / The Lion King. Back cover of Ets De Neuter catalogue. 1995. France.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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.

Click on images to enlarge.

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

MONOPOLY

The origins of Monopoly can be traced back to 1903 when American Elizabeth J. Magie Phillips designed a game called The Landlord’s Game. By 1935 her game was developed by Parker Brothers and became known by its present day name of Monopoly.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Monopoly. 1979 Miro-Meccano catalogue page.

Monopoly. 1979 Miro-Meccano catalogue page.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.