“The Blue Bird” board game

L'Oiseau Bleu

L’Oiseau Bleu

I thought I’d share with you a recent addition to my personal fairy tale collection. This is a French board game based on d’Aulnoy’s “L’Oiseau Bleu” or “The Blue Bird.” Although the attribution is a guess! D’Aulnoy’s name is not cited, but it certainly appears to reference the fairy tale.

Actually, it’s not the board game itself, but the print from which the board and box etc would be cut to assemble the game. I am giving thought to copying it and constructing the game as best I can. There’s the odd bit missing, judging by the game rules!

Still, even simply as an image, it’s rather glorious. I do like that on the board itself, there is a figure who looks quite a lot like Hermione. And she even has an owl!

The first Harry Potter board game?

The first Harry Potter board game?

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