A late 19th century mahogany Fox & Geese games board and counters.

The counters are housed in a small box when not in use. 


There are two red pegs representing the foxes and nineteen white pegs for the geese.


The board measures 23cm w x 2.3cm h

This is a game of inequality using either one or two pegs to represent the fox and the white pegs 15  plus for the geese. The fox can move in any direction whereas the geese cannot move backwards. 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.


Antique Mahogany Fox & Geese Game - with counters

    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.

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    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

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    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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