Another interesting junk shop find, this book of reprinted Six Edwardian and Victorian Board Games compiled by Olivia Bristol.
One of the interesting games is called The Prince’s Quest, a ‘fairy race game’ with plenty of random setbacks, depending where you land, access to secret paths and a starting mechanism of rolling a d6 to find which path you set out on.
One of the drawbacks of the reproduced game (which originally covered three game panels) is the tiny spaces to put game counters on.
Marcia Malia’s comment below suggests that her original game board is quite small, like the reproduction.
One solution is to use 15mm Peter Laing figures on simple small bases – I grabbed the nearest figures to hand but should probably have chosen Peter Laing 15mm Knights to match the theme.
It is perfectly dice led as board games go with absolutely no skill element at all, just the luck of dice, so perfect for solo gaming if you fancy controlling two figures and rolling two dice yourself!
Interesting game and several other techno / scifi almost comedy steampunk games of diving for treasure and an airship inspired A Trip to Mars, beautifully colour reproduced.
Well worth tracking down a copy.
Posted by Mr. MIN, Man of TIN.