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- Object: Il nuovo et piacevole gioco dell ocha
Game board with divisions numbered from 1 to 63; in the centre the rules of the game, and in the four corners fools. 1598
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Height: 507 millimetres
Width: 378 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- In the Gioco dell'Oca or 'Game of the Goose', players race to move tokens around the track according to the roll of two dice. Landing on those spaces marked by geese allow them to double their throw, whilst others invoke a range of outcomes: players at the inn on space 19 miss a turn, players must wait at the well on space 31 until another takes their place and the skull (Death) on space 58 sends them back to the beginning. Records of the goose-game in Italy date back to 1480. Soon popular across Europe, this is the first known impression to carry a date.
M. Leesberg, 'El juego real de cupido: a Spanish board game published in Antwerp c. 1620', in: Delineavit et Sculpsit, n. 39, October 2015, p. 23-44, ref. 5.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2017 Sept 29-Nov 23 BM G90a Prints in Play
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- Prints and Drawings
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