Nice article Sanjeev. I still have my game I purchased in the 80’s as a teen. I played it with my kids and we still play it sometimes when they come for the holidays. We always yell COOP FOO-RAY or use Inspector Clouseau accents when we play.
Oh, Lordy! I had forgotten about this! Picture this- Spring, 1981, two Greyhound buses full of Presbyterian teens on their bi-annual 'Youth Witness Tour', going from city to city (well, five- it was only a week), performing a Christian witness show that they wrote, spreading the message all over, well, part of the country. Again, only a week. BUT! One of the teens brought a Mille Bornes game with him and fun and hijinks ensue as he and three friends while away the road hours playing game after game. And yes, with Clouseau accents. Good times, good times...
Sajeev; Excellent description of the game and its ability to entertain all ages. I played this as a child with my family and friends in the 60’s. Great fun. I have thought about it from time to time over the years— maybe I should find myself a copy.
Nice summary. We played this regularly in the 1960's as a youngster. I always loved the graphics. It can be quite action packed if the other players are into it. The other fast paced card based game we played back then was "Pit", I guess it would be considered commodities trading.
Our family played Milles Bornes fairly often. I'll have to ask my father when they got the first set. Believe it or not, going back before the iPhone, there actually was a pretty decent Milles Bornes app for the Palm family of devices called Puissance 10000. I don't know if it was licensed or not (probably not).