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

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