We are pleased to offer you this period correct reproduction of the 18th century game entitled "The Pleasant and Recreational Game of Fox". This specific version, as recreated by myself, dates to the 18th century and was originally in French, as produced here, but I have included a set of English instructions as to make it easier for you to be able to play.
This version of the game comes to you on laid linen paper, with hand cut period correct game pieces made using pine and hand finished with period milk paints. The games pieces have also been finished with a period sealer, as to ensure that they do not rub off on the playing purpose, to the extent possible. Further, this board has been adhered to line fabric, as was often the case, as to permit it to be both stronger and capable of easily being folded away.
Though children can play this game and learn quite a bit from it, especially in relation to mathematics, this game was also played for the purpose of gambling. As noted, though the original instructions as noted within the board itself are in French, I have included a set of instructions in English. We are now pleased to note that the set includes two wooden dice, hand made by my husband. Though the majority of dice in the period were bone, we have provided this set at no additional cost to you, the buyer, so that you may use it "out of the box".
This item is made to order and will be ready in less than one to two weeks (usually sooner) from the order date.
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