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Title(s):

Belagerungs-Spiel = The game of siege = Jeu de siege.

Additional Title(s):

Game of siege

Jeu de siege

Published/Created:
[Germany?] : [publisher not identified], [mid-19th century?]
Physical Description:
1 game (1 gameboard, 24 game pieces) ; in box 18 x 18 x 4 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1312 .B453 1850 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Title from publisher's original illustrated box.
The game board and box top include illustrations of a fort siege (hand-colored lithographs).
The game is a contest between 24 attackers (bases painted blue) and 2 defenders (bases painted red). Following rules of movement similar to those in the game of checkers, the attack attempts to win the game by placing its men on all nine of the fixed points within the fort.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Germany -- 19th century.
Games -- Germany -- 19th century.
War games -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Board games.
Games.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1850.
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