Mexico City: Imprenta Vanegas Arroyo, [ca. 1910]. Broadside, approximately 12 x 16 inches. A few small nicks at edges. Light dust soiling. Very good plus. Item #2426
A scarce "Juego de la Oca" broadside board game, illustrated by Posada and published by Arroyo. This "Cowboy Smugglers Dice Game" is a relative of familiar games in which the objective is to reach the end of the board first, moves are determined by rolls of the dice, and squares have varying bonuses or penalties. "'Los Charros Contrabandistas' involves a total of sixty-four cells (one more than the traditional game of goose) and, apparently, three dice. The cells are illustrated with a variety of curious and mundane subjects, including acrobats (nos. 19 and 47), a matador (no. 45), and a blacksmith (no. 35). Portrayals of thieves appear on several penalty cells (such as nos. 13, 18, and 31). The player who lands on cell 64, the calavera, loses the game" - Tyler. The brief rules are printed in a cartouche at the upper right of the sheet. Attractive and unusual, particularly in the present superior condition.
Tyler, Posada's Mexico 75.