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A French manufacturer of toy games named JEU NOUVO, based in Villeurbanne near Lyon, has issued in the 1940 and 50’s a traffic game called JEU des CROISEMENTS (“game of crossings”). The game board measures 33,5 cm by 19 cm. It is a journey through France. The very first version came with simple wooden blocks as game pieces; the later version featured a crudely shaped version of 6 metal Split Window VW beetles. The VW game pieces were made from metal, hollow and the length is 32mm. However, it is NOT confirmed that the game pieces are indeed VW. On the game board a car is visible that resembles the VW in shape, but is NO VW. So....?

Additional Info

  • Manufacturer: JEU NOUVO
  • Scale: 1/78
  • Length: 32mm
  • Production Era: Late 1940’s – Early 1950’s
  • Country: France
  • Materials: Cast Metal
  • Color: Green, Yellow, Grey, Blue, Red/Brown, and ?
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