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Board Games + Other Toys

Board Games: Around the World / 20,000 Leagues / Nellie Bly
Toys: Disney Shooting Game / Disney Periscope

Around the World in 80 days Games

Voyage autour du Monde En 80 Jours, 
D'apres Jules Verne, Jeu amusant et instructif

An early (1870's?) French board game based on Around the World in 80 Days

Details of this game.

German version of Voyage autour du Monde en 80 Jours:

Image from here.

Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours, D'apres Jules Verne
(ca 1880 / ca 1915)

Details of this game

Edité par la Société des Jeux et Jouets Français (initiales JFJ), Paris.
Sans Date : ca.1915
Formats : Box 33.5x25.5cm
Game Board 56x49cm.

The 1915 version of the game, has the board folded into quarters, while the 1880 version of the game, the board is folded in half.

1880 version

1915 version

Large images and details

Jules Verne Le Tour du monde en 80 jours

Publisher: Maison Guérin-Müller & Cie, ( A. Capendu, successeur) Paris
Date: s.d.
Paper, folded in quarters
Size: around 49 x 59 cm

I found images in 2 places.

First, on the Twitter feed of Matthieu Letourneux

and an auction listing at Giraud-Badin (from which I have taken some details)

Jeu de l’oie (game of Goose) game board inspired by Jules Verne's novel whose boxes are illustrated with color lithographs and the center occupied by a world map. Without the instructions.

Maison Guérin-Müller & Cie, ( A. CAPENDU, successeur) Paris

Images above from here.

Around the World in 80 Days Travel Game (1957)

A board game based on the 1956 movie Around the World in Eighty Days by Michael Todd. 
Produced by Transogram games, copyright 1957.


Around the World in 80 Days
A race full of adventure, based on the novel by Jules Verne

by Ravensburger, distributed by Fisher PRice

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea  (1954)

A board game based on Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Produced by Jaymar, copyright 1954.  
The game is a deep sea treasure hunt.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1960's)
by Jaymar Games
(Instructions for this and I assume the above 1954 version)

This board game retains the title, but the image is no longer a Disney image. Maybe the rights were lost?

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1960s)
Disney tie-in
Gardner Games

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Game. (1975)

"Race your Nautilus to safety past the moving gunboats! Players race their Nautilus from START to HOME PORT. Land on a wheel and YOU control the gunboats. Rotate the gunboats to sink an opponent. Be the first player to sail the Nautilus to HOME PORT amd win the game. 
Every player is Captain Nemo in this exciting dimensional action game. Children and adults will enjoy the random movement of the cruising gunboats in a game inspired by the famous 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride at Walt Disney World. 
A suspenseful race for 2 to 4 players. Suggested for ages 5 to adult." 

In Canada, this game was a "Lakeside" brand, and was produced by Leisure Dynamics of Canada, copyright 1975. The game is "inspired by Walt Disney World".

20,000 Leagues Toys - Movie Tie-Ins

Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Shooting Game
tin with graphics

Walt Disney's Nautilus expanding Periscope
inspired by 20,000 Under the Sea

Captain Nemo Official 20,000 Leagues Undersea Gun
made in USA

These are Water Pistols, that are to be mounted on a bicycle's handlebars
(thats what the metal pins are for at the bottom)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1954 Pressbook

Image courtesy of Carlos Hernandez (

Looking for Images of 1954 Movie Tie-Ins for:

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Telescope as used by Capt. Nemo on the Nautilus
    described as: "This is a child's version of the Telescope used by Captain nemo, manufactured by Elrene of New York"
  • 20,000 Leagues School Bag
    in eye catching Red, by National Leather Manufacturing Company, New York (though seen in Dark Blue!)
    "will carry a 20,000 Leagues message to and from the schools wherever they are sold"
  • Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea "Electric" Quiz Game
    (by Jacmar Manufacturing Co.)
  • Captain Nemo "Nautilus Commander" Hat
    manufactured by Elrene, New York City
  • 20,000 Leagues Puzzles
    Four colorful jigsaw puzzles, each portraying a dramatic scene from...the Jaymar Speciality Company

Nellie Bly

Round the World with Nellie Bly
McLoughlin Bros

Numerous Box Designs:

Nelly Bly
J K Singer, New York

Nellie Bly
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