'The Royal Pastime of Cupid or Entertaining Game of the Snake', board game

'The Royal Pastime of Cupid or Entertaining Game of the Snake', board game

'The Royal Pastime of Cupid or Entertaining Game of the Snake'
Board game
R H Laurie (publishers)
England
About 1850.
Museum no. E.1747-1954

The Game of the Snake is an adaptation of the Game of the Goose. It is known to have been first published in about 1750. It is likely that this particular version is an impression from the original engraving plate with some of the lettering altered. The game begins near the head of the snake and finishes at its tail. Instead of having a separate rule booklet, the instructions for playing the game are printed on either side of the snake.