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Test Match (board game)

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Age range  8 and up
Publisher(s)  John Waddington Limited John Sands Pty. Ltd.

Test Match is a cricket-themed board game first published in 1955 by John Waddington Limited in the United Kingdom and John Sands Pty. Ltd. in Australia.

Russell Jackson notes that "you pulled on a couple of cardboard tabs to randomly generate a type of delivery before your batting opponent did the same on the other end of the board, but if you were a genuinely competitive player, the reliance on luck over skill would eventually start to grate."

A three-dimensional version was released by Crown and Andrews in the 1977. This involved rolling a ball-bearing down a plastic gully attached to a plastic bowler. According to Jackson, this is "the greatest cricket board game of all time."


Test Match (board game) Wikipedia