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What’s In That Game Box? – Globetrotters (Irwin Toy, 1984)

Ever scoured the Internet looking for what exactly you were missing from the old board game you pulled from your closet, only to find no one who could give you the answer?  Well, stop that fruitless searching through endless google results, as this week we look at a forgotten 1984 Irwin Toy classic, Globetrotters: The Game of Travel and Adventure.

Box art for Globetrotters: The Game of Travel and Adventure

The contents of Globetrotters are as follows:

The game box (with the Globetrotters logo superimposed on an image of a blue “satellite-style” world map, all on a black background).

The a large fold-out game board (94cm x 56cm) showing a map of the world.

Six plastic player tokens (black, blue, green, red, white, and yellow).

A set of 90 Memory Markers (15 each of black, blue, green, red, white, and yellow small round plastic tokens).

A set of Traveler’s Cheques (play money) in a classic MasterCard design, which features an image of Thomas Cook.  Each is in a $100 denomination, and appear very realistic, albeit tiny (approx. 10.5cm x 5cm).

Two six-sided dice.

A special black-colored 12-sided die.  The die shows numbers from 1 to 10, plus an X enclosed in circle, and an image of an airplane.

A set of 16 Keys, in two colors (purple and red).  The keys are labeled with the following destinations:

AFRICA (Red)
ASIA (Red)
CAIRO (Purple)
EUROPE (Red)
HONG KONG (Purple)
LONDON (Purple)
LOS ANGELES (Purple)
N. AMERICA (Red)
NEW YORK (Purple)
OCEANIA (Red)
PARIS (Purple)
RIO (Purple)
S. AMERICA (Red)
SYDNEY (Purple)
TOKYO (Purple)
TORONTO (Purple)

A set of 70 Airline Tickets, each with two destinations, and consisting of:

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST; COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
ACAPULCO, MEXICO; ROME, ITALY
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA; ATHENS, GREECE
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA; VANCOUVER, CANADA
ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR; GREENLAND, NORTH ATLANTIC
ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, ANTARCTICA; PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ; HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
BANKGKOK, THAILAND; NEW ORLEANS, U.S.A.
BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA; KALGOORLIE, AUSTRALIA
BERLIN, GERMANY; BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
BOGOTA, COLUMBIA; MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
BOSTON, U.S.A.; BARCELONA, SPAIN
BRASILIA, BRAZIL; BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA; BOMBAY, INDIA
CAIRO, EGYPT; TAHITI, SOUTH PACIFIC
CALGARY, CANADA; JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
CANTON, CHINA; NEW YORK, U.S.A.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA; SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.A.
CASABLANCA, MOROCCO; KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
CHICAGO, U.S.A.; ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA; NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA
DENVER, U.S.A.; BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
FIJI, SOUTH PACIFIC; RIO de JANEIRO, BRAZIL
GLASGOW, U.K.; LENINGRAD, U.S.S.R.
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO; ATLANTA, U.S.A.
HANOI, VIETNAM; JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
HAVANA, CUBA; WARSAW, POLAND
HELSINKI, FINLAND; LISBON, PORTUGUAL
HOBART, AUSTRALIA; HAWAII, NORTH PACIFIC
ISTANBUL, TURKEY; AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
JAKARTA, INDONESIA; KINSHASA, ZAIRE
KATMANDU, NEPAL; LAGOS, NIGERIA
KIEV, U.S.S.R.; GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA; DALLAS, U.S.A.
LONDON, U.K.; PHILADELPHIA, U.S.A.
LOS ANGELES, U.S.A.; CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
MADRID, SPAIN; KARACHI, PAKISTAN
MAJORCA, MEDITERRANEAN SEA; TOKYO, JAPAN
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO; ALGIERS, ALGERIA
MIAMI, U.S.A.; MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
MONTE CARLO, MEDITERRANEAN SEA; SEYCHELLES, INDIAN OCEAN
MONTREAL, CANADA; COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
MOSCOW, U.S.S.R.; MADRAS, INDIA
MUNICH, W.GERMANY; MANILA, PHILIPPINES
NAIROBI, KENYA; ST.LOUIS, U.S.A.
OSAKA, JAPAN; SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
OSLO, NORWAY; TAIPEI, TAIWAN
PARIS, FRANCE; LAS VEGAS, U.S.A.
PEKING, CHINA; DAR-ES-SALAAM, TANZANIA
PERTH, AUSTRALIA; CALCUTTA, INDIA
PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA; QUITO, ECUADOR
RANGOON, BURMA; CARACAS, VENEZUELA
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA; QUEEN MAUD LAND, ANTARCTICA
SAN DIEGO, U.S.A.; YOKOHAMA, JAPAN
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA; MINNEAPOLIS, U.S.A.
SEATTLE, U.S.A.; AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
SEOUL, S.KOREA; DAMASCUS, SYRIA
SIBERIA, U.S.S.R.; SANTIAGO, CHILE
SINGAPORE, OCEANIA; FLORENCE, ITALY
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN; TUNIS, TUNISIA
SUN CITY, SOUTH AFRICA; SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
TEHERAN, IRAN; DUBLIN, IRELAND
TORONTO, CANADA; MACAO, SOUTH CHINA SEA
TRIPOLI, LIBYA; LIMA, PERU
VIENNA, AUSTRIA; DELHI, INDIA
WASHINGTON, U.S.A.; SHANGHAI, CHINA
WEST INDIES, CARIBBEAN SEA; MAR del PLATA, ARGENTINA
WILKES LAND, ANTARCTICA; REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
WINNIPEG, CANADA; KHARTOUM, SUDAN
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND; HONG KONG, SOUTH CHINA SEA

A set of 30 ADVENTURE Americas and Africa Cards.

A set of 30 ADVENTURE Eurasia and Oceania Cards.

A DEMONSTRATION GAME pamphlet outlining gameplay of a typical Globetrotters game.

The OFFICIAL RULES pamphlet.

Aside from the inner black plastic tray which holds all the pieces in an orderly fashion, that’s it.  This hard to find game has a lot of charm, even though some of the destinations it features are in countries that no longer exist (such as the U.S.S.R. and Czechoslovakia).  Regardless, it can be a lot of fun to play, with the added advantage of teaching some basic world geography!

Box contents for 1984 Irwin Toy game, Globetrotters

Samples of game cards from the Irwin Toy game, Globetrotters

Tokens, dice, markers, and Keys from the Irwin Toy game, Globetrotters

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6 Responses

  1. I am also looking for an English version to buy.

  2. Imloking for this game but can’t find an english version.

  3. looking for the game used to purchase

  4. Wow, this seems a lot like a game I designed myself. I had no idea I was ripping off another game! This sounds cool though.

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