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VINTAGE FROG RACE PARTY GAME (La Course des Grenouilles) BY SPEARS ENGLAND 1973
VINTAGE FROG RACE PARTY GAME (La Course des Grenouilles) BY SPEARS ENGLAND 1973
VINTAGE FROG RACE PARTY GAME (La Course des Grenouilles) BY SPEARS ENGLAND 1973
VINTAGE FROG RACE PARTY GAME (La Course des Grenouilles) BY SPEARS ENGLAND 1973

VINTAGE FROG RACE PARTY GAME (La Course des Grenouilles) BY SPEARS ENGLAND 1973

Frog Race Party game by J W Spear & Sons Ltd. "An hilarious party game for any number of players aged 6 - Adult" Box measures 29 x 23 cms and contained four different numbered and coloured Frogs made of thick card. Very simple concept (remember that techno games only in their infancy) Place two chairs beside each other, about 18" apart, at one end of the room. Each player takes a frog, a length of string and a ball. Tie the ball at one end of the string and thread the other end through the frog from the front. Tie this loose end to a chair leg approximately 7" from the floor. Players then unwind their strings moves his frog to the end close to the ball and stands in line with the other player about 10-12 feet away from the chairs. Frogs are then placed in a starting position i.e. sitting nearly upright, with their back legs only on the floor. When 'Go!" shouted players make their frogs hop towards the chairs by pulling and slackening their strings. But at no time must the string be lifted so high that the fro slides. First frog home is the winner. Simples! And I bet it causes more belly laughs than any expensive techno whizz gizmo, and is remembered in years to come.
VINTAGE FROG RACE PARTY GAME (La Course des Grenouilles) BY SPEARS ENGLAND 1973