Vintage (1974) The Game of Nations political strategy board game published by Waddingtons. Canadian (English | French) issue. Complete.

$45.22 $60.29

Vintage (1974) The Game of Nations political strategy board game published by Waddingtons House of Games. Canadian (English | French) issue with all written words appearing in both official languages.

THIS GAME HAS BEEN INVENTORIED AND IS 100% COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION BOOKLET. The play money that is inside the box is, however, NOT! the original play money for the game. Game made in Canada.

Game overview: This game is a geopolitical simulation of local influence in the Middle East on the flow of oil supplies to the rest of the world. The map shows 8 fictitious Middle Eastern oil producing countries, one of which controls the Canal that links both ocean sides. If your superpower is on one ocean and you try to obtain oil from a country bordering on the other ocean, the Canal becomes of vital strategic importance. The alternative is to connect that country to another on the "correct" side of the board (through the land-locked middle countries, which are also bigger producers) with a series of pipelines. To move oil you must, of course, have a friendly leader in place at the head of that country. You start with a leader of your color on the capital of a country and one tanker that can transport oil from that country's port to your country. To reflect a level of organisation, oil is worth more per shipping if a king or politician is in place than a dictator or guerrilla, whose job is more offensive. You spend money to move leader pieces about the board, with the managing pieces costing more than the offensive pieces. Secret agents also move each turn and are used to defend attacks by blocking the path of opposing leaders and for moving onto "?" spaces to take a gamble on an incident card. At face value, half the cards are favourable and half not, but all offer diplomatic opportunities for the country who is most stable. To survive players must continually manage risks while trying to maximize their oil revenue. Early bold attacks, even combined with the right incident card, are not recommended: a co-operative approach to the game maximises revenue to offset the many accidents which can happen in the game.

Inside the box: as stated, this game is complete and inside the box you will receive:
- 1 2-part Game of Nations game board
- 4 sets of player pawns in original plastic cases (4 sets of 6 pieces each being 2 kings, 2 politicians, 1 dictator, 1 guerrilla and 1 secret agent) in red, blue, green and white)
- 16 yellow tankers
- 12 yellow pipelines
- 1 deck of Espionage Assignment Cards
- 1 deck of International Incident Cards
- 1 deck of Port cards
- stack of play money in denominations of $1 and $5 bills (this is replacement play money and is NOT the original money that came with the game)
- original box inserts

Condition: game is in EXCELLENT! condition and, as stated, is complete. 2-part board game lays flat, as it should, with NO! warping apparent. Game board imagery is bright and vivid, text clear and legible. All of the cards are in EXCELLENT! order with NO! ripped, torn or creased cards and NO! dog-eared corners to the cards. Original instruction booklets are here, in English and French, and all text is clear and legible. Box inserts are here and in good, clean and unbroken condition. Each of the player pawns comes in its own round, plastic lidded case and these are also in clean and unbroken condition. Game box is in EXCELLENT! condition with NO! split, torn or broken corners or panels. Box shows wear and rub to the edges and corners, top and bottom, and there are blemishes to the box, notably to the side panels. All box graphics are bright, all box text is clear and legible.

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