The Game of Goose - 1910


The Game of Goose is generally regarded as the first race game and was developed in Italy in the mid-16th century. This version by Spears uses the traditional spiral layout for the playing squares, but is unusual in that there are 68 rather than 63 playing spaces and all the ones that need an action in the play are marked by geese.

This copy was printed in Germany by J W Spear & Sons Ltd about 1910. 


Box is in bad shape, plus two holes in board, Grade 4 under the Hoyles Vintage Grading System (see here).