The Lion's Share of Games

The Lion (Panthera leo) is a symbol for bravery and often portrayed as ferocious beast. The lion-tamer was a familiar act in the circus. He would thrill the spectators just by being in the same 'space' as a lion or two. And then he would increase the thrill by putting his head into the lion's mouth. This association with the circus made the beast a familiar sight to children, most of whom had probably never seen a real lion in  their life. The lion was conscripted as a recognisable 'logo'. Look at the start of any film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer. And its plight as an endangered animal was brought to the world's attention by Joy Adamson and Elsa the Lioness, maybe the most famous lion that ever lived. Here are some lion's from my collection. Underneath I will add the name of the game the illustration came from and the publisher.

Noah's Ark

H P Gibson

Noah's Ark

H P Gibson

Noah's Ark

H P Gibson

Los Picapiedra

Naipes Comas

Schwarzer Peter

FX Schmid

Bedrohte Tiere

FX Schmid

The Lion King Domino

ASS

Beesten Kwartet

Uitgeverij de Harmonie

Donkey

Clifford

Circus Snap

Whitman

Zirkus Schwarzer Peter

Birkel

Freddy the Esel

Schulte & Gerth

Unknown Game

The Lion King Kwartet

Schmidt

Feuerschlucker

Ravensburger

Käpt'n Blaubär Quartett

Postbank

Buchstaben

ASS

Wer ist der Beste?

Krummacher

Do You Speak English?

Jos. Scholz

Zoo Friends

Waddy

Das Große Tiere-Quiz

FX Schmid

Jungle Thrills

Pepys

Jungle Thrills

Pepys

Jungle Thrills

Pepys

Lenny the Lion's Happy Families

Ariel

Lenny the Lion's Snap!

Ariel

Lion Playing Cards

Unknown Publisher

The Lion King Kwartet

Selecta

Bunte Tiere Mini Domino

Pelikan

The Lion King Memory

Ravensburger

Tier-Quartett

Piatnik

Jungle Ludo

Falcon

World Cup starts today so you might see this lion....

Lion - el Messi

International Fussball Stars

Winning Moves

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