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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Wonderful Game of Oz
I've been gradually piecing together a set of The Wonderful Game of Oz. This was first sold by Parker Brothers in 1921, and continued to be available for a number of years after that. I came across the game board and box first, then found a boxed set of dice and playing pieces - these are the later version made of turned wood, rather than the original pewter figures. I have come up with one of the pewter pieces, a Cowardly Lion...now I just have to find a Dorothy, Scarecrow and Tin Woodman!
I coaxed a few friends into trying the game, and have to admit it's not one of the more exciting board games I've ever played! But the game board is really attractive - it's easy to see how it would appeal to younger kids familiar with the Oz stories.
Posted by Bill Campbell