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Tinman

I found this board game at an antique mall in PA a couple weeks ago and finally got around to taking a few pictures; Google translates the title to:  A Journey to the Planet.  The box and board art has a neat blend of futuristic and dated craft and remains quite colorful; I'm not certain the board pieces are original and I'm hoping a fellow Dromer or two could shed more light on the piece if it's known.  Unfortunately there is no date or manufacturers information on the box or board.

 

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Brian..

Great artwork. A few months ago I added a range of space games to the database but this is a new one to me. The artwork suggests the 1950s.

 

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Tinman

Thanks Brian, I agree with your guess on it's age.  I posted the find on a Vintage Space Toys page on FB and Gernot suggested it was actually Austrian due to the way "January" was spelled.  It seems to be a new one for everyone so it may be difficult to determine what game pieces actually came with the set.  Another member posted the below link, which may be where a lot of your pictures came from for the German Space Board Games database.

 

http://www.wirtschaftswundermuseum.de/weltraumspiele.html

 

 

From the instructions, Gernot also said the game came with four rockets and one robot for a total of 5 players, which may have looked like this:

 

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Tinplate6

There is no question that the robot playing piece, and the board illustration are based on Tobor the Great.

 

 

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Tinman

True that Brady.  It sounds like the "pieces" that came with my set are NOT original to the game; Gernot said the instructions also described the use of dice.  The rockets are moving up the board while the robot is used by a 5th player to move down the board, knocking the rockets back to the beginning.

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