1920-1938: Soviet Children’s Games Chris September 26, 2012 1920-1929, Toys & games 13 CommentsFavourited 2565 times Add to favourites 192019241924192419251925192519251925192619281929192919311931193319331938 13 Responses Gary Libby September 26, 2012 Some of these appear to be wargames, so they may not be all children’s games. Maybe some who knows Russian can chime in. Reply Critical Mass September 27, 2012 Too bad the titles aren’t translated, so we can only guess what the game is about. The original page has some Russian text that thanks to Google Translate can be coaxed to tell us a bit more about the games’ goals. Between the pretty prominent war games, it’s not surprising to find political propaganda (Guessing Game: The Labour Code), but also a lot of world travel games. Training your kids to be globe trotters? Hmmm. Reply Merkwurdigliebe September 27, 2012 Holy crap, is number 5 a game about gassing peasants?! Reply 951109 September 28, 2012 yep, and eating their mothers alive, of course. and dont forget about burning the churches and hocpitals Reply Michel September 27, 2012 In number ten, doesn´t that worker look a lot like Hitler???? Reply Andy September 27, 2012 I have spotty russian, but I’ll give it a try. :3 The first is a travel around the USSR game. 2 and 3 images are something like ‘Circular Racing’ 4 is ‘Airplane Travel around the USSR’ 5 is ‘Chemical Warfare’ (good family fun!) 6 is ‘Revolution’ 7 and 8 are two different ‘Air Battle’ games 9 is the circular racing game again I can’t make out 10, 11 is ‘Polar Route of Ice Breakers’ 12 is ‘Reds and Whites: War Game’ 13 is ‘Tank Battle’ 14 is some sort of educational car modelling kit 15 is ‘Sea Battle’ 16 says it’s a game about ‘Pioneer Troop Maneuvers’. Pioneers are soviet boy/girl scouts. 17 is ‘Modern Warfare’, I’m not kidding. 18 is just a straight-up ‘Battle’ game. Reply Ken Whitehurst September 27, 2012 Yes, Number 5 is entitled “Chemical War” Wow. Reply AlexW September 27, 2012 The Soviets took chemical defence really seriously in the 1930s. They even developed slime suits for their PVKhO units back then. Reply Red Cardinal September 27, 2012 I ask what is hopefully not a silly question – What, are “Slime suits”? Reply 951109 September 28, 2012 IMHO, thats googletranslating. AlexW, do you mean [b]rubber suit[/b]? like this http://www.himvoiska.narod.ru/_rkka4.jpg, for example. Red Cardinal September 28, 2012 Aha I see. Bio-chemical protection suits. I kinda guessed that was what we were talking about but was intrigued by the ‘slime’ Thanks 951109! 951109 September 28, 2012 10 can be translated like “right mode of life”, IMHO Reply Mike G October 13, 2012 what? No Monopoly? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.