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Mille Bornes Card Game (1960 Parker Brothers Bilingual Edition)

Contributed by Chris Purcell on Mar 21st, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    Mille Bornes is a French version of an American card game that’s been around in one version or another for more than a hundred years. The illustrations shown here are from the French edition of 1960, adapted by Parker Brothers in 1962.

    There’s a wonderful graphic history of the game here.
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    Source: © Parker Brothers. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    5 Comments on “Mille Bornes Card Game (1960 Parker Brothers Bilingual Edition)”

    1. Fonthausen (Jacques Le Bailly) says:
      Mar 22nd, 2013  8:30 am

      I used to play with exactly the same cards as a kid! Brings back good memories.

    2. Nov 28th, 2013  6:23 pm

      I had forgotten how good this game looked. Many hours of playing and contemplating these beautiful designs (instead of concentrating on the game).


    3. Feb 25th, 2014  7:02 am

      See also France’s “Edition Spécial” version of the game.

    4. Jun 16th, 2016  5:11 am


      The combination of the fonts and pictograms is really nice. Now and then.
      I love this version of the Cards and the game very much. As my father did, I now play it with my son.

      Stephy Marzian

    5. Jun 16th, 2016  6:50 am

      Here’s Stephy’s photo of the German version, “1000 Kilometer”. Thanks for sharing!

    6. Patrick Taylor says:
      Jul 9th, 2018  3:29 pm

      I think the claim of American basis is probably misplaced as most card games originated from European countries anyway.

      It would appear from this article that original thought was required.

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