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Please identify sugoroku game Europe 1914

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Attached a paper game board displaying Europe with a playing field like a go board.

Does anyone know the name?
Since it looks like it was published in 1914, it might be about World War I, but then before that started...?
How would it be played?
Maybe there is more about this game on the internet?
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papieren bordspel europa 1914.jpg
 
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Can you post closeup pics of the instructions/writing on the board?
 

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Please find the text enlarged.
Clicking it might enlarge it further.
If still not readable I can make closeups of separate parts, but that would take more attachments.
I would be curious to know the purpose (conquering countries?) and according to what rules, if they are not too complicated.
If the name of the game is found the internet might get me further.
Thanks a lot for giving it a try.
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papieren bordspel europa 1914 regels.jpg
 

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Players win by annihilating the enemy's army or conquering the enemy's capital city.

Can you provide us a close-up of the vertical lines at the left end (outside of the black frame)?
 

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It very much looks like a dice game.
With rules what to do on throwing (1)(4) or (3)(5) or (2) or (6)
Here are closeups anyway.

A1 SAM_4513.jpg
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A2 SAM_4526.JPG

B SAM_4524.jpg

C SAM_4514.jpg

D SAM_4515.jpg

E SAM_4516.jpg
 

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It's legible but it's just the instructions. How about the text on the far left edge? That might give some clues about the manufacturer or name of the game.

It may use dice but it looks similar to Risk (which also uses dice if I'm not mistaken).
 

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It's legible but it's just the instructions. How about the text on the far left edge? That might give some clues about the manufacturer or name of the game.

It may use dice but it looks similar to Risk (which also uses dice if I'm not mistaken).

Yes, I thought of Risk too, played it quite a lot in the seventies according to the old rules.
That game is from 1957.
Would the creator have known this possible predecessor? The rules might tell...
 

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Actually it looks more like Diplomacy from 1954, which I played at that time too. It uses the map of Europe around 1901 However moves are made not by using dice but solely by negotiation.
 

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It shows the publishing date (1914), printer (安藤九郎) and publisher (水上敏介) and their addresses in Nagoya but Googling their names doesn't lead to anything obvious to me. Maybe somebody else will have better luck.
 

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Would it be possible to say in general terms how the game is played?
E.g.:
With how many players?
Does it start with an empty board and are the intersections then occupied by stones and captured as in go?
Or does it start out with armies that move and capture as in chess or checkers?
What role do the dice play?
Does it have an element of negotiation between the players?
 

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With how many players?
5~10. One or two players for each country. Belgium allies itself with France.

Does it start with an empty board and are the intersections then occupied by stones and captured as in go?
Or does it start out with armies that move and capture as in chess or checkers?
Players put their unit pieces freely on intersection points in their country before the game starts.
Airplane is always put on the capital city.

What role do the dice play?
1, 4
The player can attack one enemy's piece by airplane. If the enemy's piece doesn't have an antiaircraft gun, the unit is annihilated. If the enemy's unit has antiaircraft gun (a black dot is on the bottom of the unit piece), the airplane is captured, and the enemy can use it.

3, 5
The player can move three pieces (attack an enemy's piece, move forward or backward).
When attacking an enemy's piece, the player checks the number on the bottom of each piece, and the piece with the larger number wins. If the numbers are the same, it's a draw. The two pieces go back to each capital city and go into the reserves.

2
The player can put a piece from the reserves to the point broken by enemy's airplane, or can change the position of pieces in their own country.

6
The player can contact an allied country, and can ask them for help (e.g. ask to attack by airplane).
 

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5~10. One or two players for each country. Belgium allies itself with France.


Players put their unit pieces freely on intersection points in their country before the game starts.
Airplane is always put on the capital city.


1, 4
The player can attack one enemy's piece by airplane. If the enemy's piece doesn't have an antiaircraft gun, the unit is annihilated. If the enemy's unit has antiaircraft gun (a black dot is on the bottom of the unit piece), the airplane is captured, and the enemy can use it.

3, 5
The player can move three pieces (attack an enemy's piece, move forward or backward).
When attacking an enemy's piece, the player checks the number on the bottom of each piece, and the piece with the larger number wins. If the numbers are the same, it's a draw. The two pieces go back to each capital city and go into the reserves.

2
The player can put a piece from the reserves to the point broken by enemy's airplane, or can change the position of pieces in their own country.

6
The player can contact an allied country, and can ask them for help (e.g. ask to attack by airplane).
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Thanks very much.
This game already seems to have all the ingredients of the later games Diplomacy and Risk. Including (6) negotiating for help.
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