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 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.