The Long Arm of the Law: Policemen in Games

I have a good friend here ('Hello, Ingo") who collects games associated with the law amongst other themes he collects. That set me thinking. How many policemen can I recall on boxes or cards. Quite a lot in the end.

Here in Germany there are many games related to road safety, which is a good thing. I cannot think of many English games in that genre. Here, such a theme, can teach children 'How to cross roads', 'How to know road signs', 'How to ride your bicycle safely', and so on. A very popular character in games in Germany is Benjamin Blümchen: Benjamin is an elephant and he is a character created for a children's TV series. Because he is always very helpful someone somewhere thought he could be a torch-bearer for road safety messages and so it came to pass. I have lots of Benjamin games but I cannot find one image of him as a policeman. Invariably he is just Benjamin, dispatching good advice or he is Lollipop Man.

Here are some law enforcers that I have found in my collection which are a tribute to all those anonymous artists and illustrators who have worked in the game-business. As usual, underneath is the name of the game where these policemen 'live', and the publisher of that game. I may also add an observation.

Crown the Queen

John Waddington

Jolly Snap

Tower Press

Autospiel Spanarna Eye Spy

TT-Line

Promotional Game

I Commit

Pepys

Alles Kocht

Hensels Drei Glocken

Promotional Game

Comic Families

Southern Cross

Australian

 

Familiar Faces Snap

Globe Series

Augen auf im Straßenverkehr

Lehrmittel Pössneck

East German

Funniosities

Waddy

Circus Donkey

Arrow

I Commit

Pepys

Road Safety Snap!

Hazel Mill

Käpt'n Blaubär

Postbank

Promotional Game

Huckleberry Hound Booby

Tower Press

Beat Your Neighbour

Patterson Blick

Happy Families

Arrow

Noddy Snap

Pepys

Snap

Unknown Publisher

Happy Families

Clifford

Verkeers Kwartet

King Cards

Cops and Robbers

Michael Stanfield

Tuffa Viktors Kortspel

Alga

Andy Capp game

 

Misfitz

Faulkner

Tinker Tailor

Waddy

Happy Families

Chad Valley

Lustiges Quartett-Spiel

Jos. Scholz

I Commit

Pepys

Noddy Snap Cards

Sampson Low

Police

AGMüller

Marto

Globe Series

Gendarmes

Miro

French

Round the World

Pepys

Snap

Kay

Snap

Woolworths

The Funny Snap

Monster Penny

Just slightly effeminate!!

Funny Face Snap

Tower Press

Happy Families

Chad Valley

Kleine Verkehrslehre

Rudolf Forkel

East German

Road Safety Snap!

Hazel Mill

Popular People

Waddy

 

Happy Families

Arrow

Little Noddy Car Game

B & S

 

 

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