Another golden item from the long forgotten gaming shop of our Grandfathers' youth and it's a Chad Valley Co Ltd. treasure about trains: The Down Mail (and it's not even in the BGG database! edit: it is now...The Down Mail)
Just like Fahrt ins Blaue (see late Spring/early Summer), this is a basic roll-and-mover but comes in quite the most delicate, rich and soul-easing package:
Teensy metal train sculpts - ever so fragile! - which I have transferred to (each) their own baggy; a die and a cup and some beguiling, shaped wooden cubes:
The rules? Well, I can't really make much sense of them TBH: abbreviated to the point of obfuscation. And equally-incomprehensible in French.
The board? Oddly-folded to fit in the thin box, it's a colourful treat but ever so tiny:
Even the 'close-up' makes my old eyes ache:
You little chuffin' beauty, you!
Life and Games (but mostly games) from Tony Boydell: Dad, Husband and Independent UK Game Designer, Agricola fanboy and jealous admirer of Carl Chudyk.
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