Mille Bornes is the classic card game of cross-country automobile racing through France.
You're cruising along at 100 mph, bolstered by an extra tank of gas, when suddenly your opponent cuts you off with a flat-tire card. You slam to a halt, sidelined until you draw a spare tire. It's a 1,000-mile race along an imaginary road; your goal is to arrive first, avoiding the hazards–flat tires, accidents, empty gas tanks–while inflicting them on your opponents and collecting the spares and repairs that will speed you on.
The absorbing Mille Bornes (French for 1,000 milestones and pronounced "meel born") has easy-to-follow rules of the road: green means go; red means stop; obey the speed limit at all times. You might even pick up a few words in French.
This game is also known as "Thousand Miles", "Thousand Stones", or "Mile Stones", and is based on an earlier American game called "Touring".
Number Of Players: 2, 3, 4, or 6
Recommended Ages: 8 and up
Mille Bornes Games
- Mille Bornes Card Game
In the card game Mille Bornes, players race across France while laying down mileage points, overcoming traffic hazards, and sabotaging their opponents! Mille Bornes is an auto race card game where players play cards such as "100 Miles" to travel closer to the 1000 mile goal, or "Speed Limits" to slow their opponents down. This game also includes hazard cards such as "Flat Tire" or "Stop" cards, while "Driving Ace" can help speed players on their way. Mille Bornes is easy to learn and has been a family favorite for over 50 years.
- Mille Bornes Collector's Edition
Race across the French countryside in this card game where you lay down mileage points, overcome traffic hazards, and sabotage your opponents. Mille Bornes (Thousand Milestones) is an auto race card game where players play cards such as 100 miles to travel closer to the 1000 mile goal, or speed limits to slow their opponents down. Other cards included are hazards like Flat Tire or Stop cards, while Driving Ace can help speed them on their way. Be the first player to lay down 1,000 miles of cards to win Mille Bornes!
Mille Bornes Links
- Codex99: Mille Bornes
Images and descriptions from a number of vintage editions of Mille Bornes.
- Mille Bornes Collector's Edition Rules
Official rules for the Mille Bornes Collector's Edition, from the game's publisher, Winning Moves. [PDF]
- Touring: The Automobile Card Game
This is the game that Mille Bornes is based on. It was published by Parker Brothers. Here are the rules and images of the game and the cards.
- Wikipedia: Mille Bornes
Information about the game, from the free online encyclopedia.