One Thousand Milestones. On French roads there are small marker stones giving the distance in kilometres to the next town. In this famous old French card game, players compete to drive 1000 km, dealing with hazards along the way. Draw a card to your hand, play or discard. You must lay a green traffic light to start, play cards showing mileage, dump hazards (flat tire, speed limit) on the other players, remedy hazards (spare tire, end of limit) from yourself, play safety cards (puncture proof), and try to be the first to clock up the distance.
When the Dujardin Company released the 1st edition of this game in the 1950's, they added for promotional reasons, a black-and-white printed voucher with the game. If you sent 4 of these vouchers to the company, you got a high-quality enamel key ring, fixed onto a black lizard-structured leather plate for free. They came in a small cardboard box with some notes from the designing artist.
Later on they released another key ring, this time in silver-metal-design with another 1000 Bornes logo embedded.
Both items are desirable additions for the ambitious game collector.
The New Hazard - GET LOST!:
MB-Lost - A new Hazard. This doesn't just stop you, it actually removes 25 miles from your progress. But, unlike other Hazards, you don't need a Roll / Go! / Green Light or Right-of-way / Emergency Vehicle card to start up again, just a Remedy (see the next card).
MB-Map - A new Remedy. Think of this as either a local map, or just directions to get you back on track. (Which is why it's not a safety.) Once you play this you can start making progress again. You do not need to play a Roll / Go! / Green Light or Right-of-way / Emergency Vehicle card to start up again, just this remedy.
MB-GPS - A new safety. This card will prevent you from being lost. If you play it immediately after having a Lost Hazard played on you, you do not lose the 25...
SVGs - Scalable Vector Graphics that can be blown up to whatever size you need. (If you aren't sure what program to use to open / edit these, Inkscape is free and cross-platform. Inkscape.org )
CC BY-SA 3.0 licensed card images by Wikipedia user John Reid https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:John_Reid from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mille_Bornes#Card_images
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To play the game, print the cards in the following quantities:
Hazards: 3 Accident, 3 Out of Gas, 3 Flat Tire, 4 Speed Limit, 5 Stop
Remedies: 6 Repairs, 6 Gasoline, 6 Spare Tire, 6 End of Limit, 14 Go/Roll
Safeties: 1 Driving Ace, 1 Extra Tank, 1 Puncture Proof, 1 Right of Way
Distance: 10 25-Mile, 10 50-Mile, 10 75-Mile, 12 100-Mile, 4 200-Mile
Summary that contains all the rules to the game for both teams and for individual players. I took the liberty of using only the English description ("Green Light Card") instead of the French ("Roulez") or abreviated Engligh ("Roll"). If printed out back to back, laminated, and trimmed, they will fit in the box- at least the box my set came in.
This handy two-sided reference sheet should be everything you need to set-up and play a two-player game (assuming you already know the rules). Print on a piece of card stock, trim to 4"x6", and it should fit right in your game box.