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Board game features an array of characters preceding the classic 1939 movie.

1920s Wizard of Oz board game sets off on yellow brick road to auction

A 1920s Wizard of Oz board game is heading to auction this month, and is estimated to fetch between $800 and $1,200.

Based on the series 14 Oz books by L. Frank Baum published between 1900 and 1920, the board game features an array of characters preceding the classic 1939 movie.

Titled The Wonderful Game of Oz, the board game, published by Parker Bros, does of course feature some instantly recognisable faces including the Cowardly Lion, the Tinman, the Scarecrow and a load of Munchkins.

The game features tokens and dice featuring the letters in the word Wizard in place of numbers, reports Slate.

Players roll the dice and however many different letters of the word Wizard they roll is the number of spaces they can move along the board. The first to enter the Emerald City is crowned the winner.

The 1921 first issue boxed board game will head to auction in Philadelphia in on Thursday, April 10th, where it is estimated to reach around $1,000.

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