(circa1944). Stock ID #163186
Folding colour Japanese World War II board game, paper on card with central fold. Board only, does not include players pieces. Measures 30.5 x 15cm when folded, opening out to 30.5 x 30cm. Torn with a little loss along central fold, some soiling and occasional insect damage. A fair copy of a scarce game. An educational board game designed to help Japanese children recognise famous landmarks, fauna etc of the countries in the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Area. The player who most quickly collects the 15 or more products wins. Interestingly a kangaroo is illustrated on one square suggesting Australia was seen as part of the Co-Prosperity Area. The aim of the game is to be the player who is the first to collect 15 or more products. One square is the mandate square. The fortunate player who lands there can request resources such as trains, ships and planes from other players.
Countries or regions represented on the squares include: Sumatra, Thailand, Java, China, Manchukuo, Philippines, Celebes, Borneo, Malay, Hawaii, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, French Indochina, Burma, New Guinea, Mongolia, Japan, North Sakhalin and Siberia. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163186).
Price: $300.00 AU