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Spielbox game compendium

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 16th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1985
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    Spielbox game compendium 1
    Source: https://www.ddr-museum.de DDR Museum. License: All Rights Reserved.

    A fine addition to my humble but growing collection of Motter Ombra used in East Germany:

    Spielbox is a compendium of six games produced by VEB Piko in Sonneberg, probably in the mid-1980s. Othmar Motter’s display masterpiece is used in lowercase letters for the name, with a die in place of the i dot.

    The Thuringian town of Sonneberg is known “as a center of toy production and was dubbed the ‘toy capital of the world’ in the 1920s.”

    Spielbox game compendium 2
    Source: https://www.ebay.de 1010anss (detail). License: All Rights Reserved.

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