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Trafalgar : the new naval game.

London : F.H. Ayres, [early 20th century]
Physical Description:
1 game (24 pieces, 1 game board, 1 box, 1 folded sheet of instructions) ; in box 12 x 15 x 5 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .T73 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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"Rules. 1. The game is a contention between two opposing fleets, each consisting of one Admiral's Flag-ship, one Rear Admiral's Ship, and ten ships of the line; and is played upon a board as diagram I ... 8. The game is won either by one side sinking all but three of the enemy's ships, or surrounding the opposing Flag-ship, as in diagram II. This is called 'Victory.' ..."--Folded sheet of instructions.
Description based on Yale Center for British Art copy, which lacks a game board. The printed rules depict an irregularly shaped game board, with a grid of 10 x 12 squares (at maximum dimensions).
BAC: British Art Center copy also includes 29 small pawns (11 black, 11 green, 7 pink). There is no indication in the instructions that such pawns were part of the Trafalgar game.
Subject Terms:
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Naval battles.
Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805.
Games -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
F. H. Ayres. (Firm)
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art)
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