Fox and Geese Game by Channel Craft.
Made in the USA.
Natural hardwood board with brass keepers that hold the marble playing pieces inside the game board for storage.
Each game comes with instructions and history.
Fox & Geese is a descendant of a game called Taft, or Table, which is played on a cross shaped board.
Hala-Taft, the Fox game, is believed to have originated in Icelandic folklore around 1300 AD.
Early reference of the game Fox & Geese is mentioned in the Royal Household of Edward IV around 1470 AD.
American settlers continued to play this game in the New World on the ground or with carved wood and pebbles.
These high quality games will last a lifetime.
The Historic Traveler Game Series includes Tic Tac Traveler, Nine Men's Morris, Fox & Geese, and Triangle Solitaire.
Try them all.
WARNING - CHOKING HAZARD - This product may contain small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Available in a single size.
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Product Type: Channel Craft Fox & Geese Historic Traveler Game - Model # CC-GBFG - Length: 5" - Width: 5" - Thickness: 3/4" - Price: $8.99 each, or $8.50 when you order four or more.
Made in the USA by Channel Craft.
Combine this purchase with other items in our store for discounted shipping.
Channel Craft has been manufacturing Authentic American Toys, Games and Puzzles that are "Quality Crafted" right here in the U.S.A. for over 25 years now.
You'll find American Pastimes that are produced by skilled craftsmen and women to ensure aesthetic beauty, durability and great play value.
Channel Craft began as a one-man operation back in 1983 from the back of a step van / traveling wood shop, when president and founder Dean Helfer, Jr. drove from craft shows to folk festivals peddling his hand-crafted wooden products. He would arrive at a craft show the evening before and set up his traveling wood shop for the next morning ready to sand and sell his products that were finished right before the customer's very eyes. The craft circuit opened new avenues and provided the necessary cash flow to put together a true manufacturing operation.
As the years went on, Dean and his crew settled in the small mining town of Ellsworth, Pennsylvania to set up a "permanent" shop to hand craft his goodies. At this point, Dean had rubbed elbows with many other U.S. toy and game manufacturers and had worked out distributor partnerships to sell their products along with the Channel Craft toys. These partnerships turned into lasting business and personal relationships that would begin to bring together the cohesive theme of "Authentic American Toys, Games and Puzzles made in the USA."
Space constraints required Channel Craft to seek out a larger manufacturing facility if they wanted to continue producing the American Pastimes that had brought them this far. In 1991, Dean and Channel Craft settled into an old Army Corps of Engineers building south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, PA. With upwards of 70 employees, Channel Craft was "Quality Crafting" toys, games and puzzles for thousands of museums, specialty toy and gift shops, mail-order catalog companies and department stores.
With an addition of a new warehouse and shipping facility (left) in 1998, Channel Craft currently occupies three buildings (Manufacturing, Assembly and Shipping/Receiving) and continues to hand craft Toys, Games and Puzzles right here in the U.S.A.
Each year, new products grace the pages of their catalog and are tailor-made for each specialty toy and gift store, museum, park and attraction. You'll never find Channel Craft products in the major discount stores or worldwide superstore chains. Continue to look for the "Quality Crafted Fun" that is still made right here in the U.S.A. for another twenty-five more years to come.
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