Mille Bornes

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Mille Bornes (English pronunciation: /ˌmɪl ˈbɔrn/) (French for a thousand milestones, referring to the stone distance markers on many French roads) is a French card game. In the United States, Mille Bornes is manufactured and distributed by Winning Moves Games under license from Hasbro. It was previously produced by Parker Brothers[1] and is commonly available in stores that sell games.

Mille Bornes is listed in the GAMES Magazine Hall of Fame.



The game was created in 1954 by Frenchman Edmond Dujardin,[2] and was quite similar to the earlier American automotive card game Touring. A key innovation was the addition of the coup-fourré, whereby bonus points are earned by holding back a safety card (such as the puncture-proof tire) until an opponent plays the corresponding hazard card (in this case, the flat tire).[3]

Some Mille Bornes decks are printed in both English and French. The Spanish version Mil Hitos, distributed by Heraclio Fournier, was very popular in Spain during the 1970s.[citation needed] In the Netherlands there is a variant of this game, Stap op, which deals with cycling instead of driving.[citation needed] The hazards and distances are different, but the mechanics of the game are exactly the same.

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