Kōbunsha]*. 光文社, Volume 5 number 1. Showa 25 . Stock ID #164487
This supplement to Shonen少年 published on New Year's Day Showa 25  is folded as issued. Two games printed back to back on a single sheet. Race around the world game is brightly coloured, the Whale Hunting game on the reverse is printed in a light purple ink. Some even browning and a little wear along folds. A few small closed tears. Good copy. A colourful educational sugoroku designed for boys which shows various places around the world and diverse forms of transport including trains, aeroplanes, liners, inuit canoes, elephants and camels. The players start from Japan (represented by an image of Mt Fuji), and can travel either eastwards or westwards around the world, with the westward course taking them to Manila, Singapore, Colombo, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle, and the eastward course taking them to Hawaii, Panama, New York, London, Paris, Rome, Cairo, Colombo and Hong Kong. There are images of famous landmarks such as the Vatican, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Staue of Liberty and the Niagara Falls, and comic-book style images of an Indian on an eliphant, and African with a spear, a Native American, a Hawaiian hula dancer etc. Colombo is clearly a place to be avoided, as it is illustrated with a picture of someone suffering from a fever, and if you land on this circle you have to miss a turn. On the reverse is a whale hunting game Nanpyoyō hogei tsūkai gēmu-ban (南氷洋捕鯨痛快ゲーム盤) - Antarctic Ocean Whale Hunting Game. The illustrations show whaling ships, images of whalers manning a harpoon gun, and depictions of various sorts of whale. The game was played between two individuals or two teams, which the dice representing "harpoons", and different dice scores representing the special of whale caught, with humpback whales having the lowest score and 30 meter white whales having the highest. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164487).
Price: $350.00 AU