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Snap Dragon board game (1987)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 9th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Snap Dragon board game (1987) 1
    Source: https://www.etsy.com TheGamesAreHere. License: All Rights Reserved.

    ITC Honda (1970) is used for the logo of Snap Dragon. “The snappy dragon-feeding game” was first published by Tomy Corporation, then a subsidiary of Coleco Industries, Inc., Amsterdam, NY, in 1987. The game was also known as De gulzige draken (Dutch) and Dragons affamés (French).

    What’s all the grumbling about? These dragons are r·e·a·l·l·y hungry! See how fast you can feed your dragon the most marbles. But wait – the blue ones taste better to dragons than the orange ones. Better grab those first! Grab one marble at a time and snap it back into your dragon’s tummy. Hurry, the dragon with the fullest tummy – and the most points – wins.

    Honda is set on a winding baseline, with a thick white outline and a red contour. The version used here is distinguished by the a with the triangular counter (cf. Wallau). This glyph is sadly not included in the digital fonts by ITC and Corel, but apparently was available as alternate in a film version. It has survived in the æ glyph of ITC’s digitization.

    The subheading is in Kabel Black, the description in Helvetica. The Coleco Games logo uses caps from Harry and the Tomy wordmark appears to be in Frankfurter.

    Snap Dragon board game (1987) 2
    Source: https://www.etsy.com TheGamesAreHere. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Snap Dragon board game (1987) 3
    Source: https://www.etsy.com TheGamesAreHere. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Snap Dragon board game (1987) 4
    Source: https://www.etsy.com TheGamesAreHere. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • ITC Honda
    • Kabel Black
    • Helvetica
    • Harry
    • Frankfurter

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