Fox & Geese Game

£19.99
ITEM CODE: 24797
A family-friendly strategy board game with roots in Norse culture. Some scholars believe the c.9th-11th century Icelandic saga of the brigand Grettir the Strong refers to the game,...
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A family-friendly strategy board game with roots in Norse culture. Some scholars believe the c.9th-11th century Icelandic saga of the brigand Grettir the Strong refers to the game, while others have simply referred to it as ‘The Viking Game’. It became popular in the British Isles in the medieval era; the account books of Edward IV (1442-83) record purchases of two foxes and 26 geese for a live-animal version of the game. The game pitches one fox against fifteen geese: either the geese must use their numbers to hem in the fox or they will be picked off, one by one. Tactile painted beechwood playing pieces and a folding playing board make this a rather more compact and practical version of the game!
Size & Additional Information
29.5cm sq playing board, supplied folded
16 painted beech wood playing pieces, each c.3cm long
Includes instructions
31.5 x 16.5 x 5cm boxed
2 players, age 5+
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