# 20537

NATIONAL GAME COMPANY

[BOARD GAME] Motor Ride For 2, 3 or 4 Players.

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[Ballarat and Melbourne], The National Game Company, [c.1940]. Thin card, 250 x 250 mm, folding game board printed directly onto the card, plain outer side; a very good example of the small-scale, flimsier version of this game (other examples are 330 x 330 mm, and 360 x 360 mm, on thicker board).

A scarce Australian-made and designed board game which reflects what it was like to drive on Australian roads at this time. The hazards encountered by the players include skidding on gravel, sheep blocking the road, and broken axles and springs due to bumpy country roads. The Powerhouse Museum holds a variant edition with different graphic.