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A rustic fox and geese games board dated 1897.

It comes with a circular box with bone pegs, the box having an old label on it 'Fox and Geese', which are earlier than the board.

This is a game of inequality using  one red peg to represent the fox and the white pegs 15  plus for the geese. The fox can move in any direction whereas the geese can only move sideways or forwards. If the fox can jump over a goose into a vacant square the goose is removed from the board. The fox in order to win the game needs to break through the line of geese and get to the otherside of the board. If the geese surround the fox and it is unable to move the game is over and the geese have win.

There are variations on the number of counters used from one fox to 15 geese sometimes two foxes are used and more  geese.

The board measures 22cm w x21cm d.

Antique Fox and Geese Game - with box & pegs

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