The Great Canadian Pie focuses on the unity or separation of the eight Canadian provinces. Produced in 1977 by Waddington’s House of Games of Bramalea, Ontario in Canada, the game is presented in both the French and English languages, which, by the way, has been one of the divisive cultural elements of Canada. The object of the game is for each player to pay his total budget (eight items for a total of $2 billion), regardless of whether a player remains in or outside of the Canadian Confederation.
This rare and hard-to-find Canadian board game is in good vintage condition, with all of the games components present. The province pieces, the cards, score pads and play money are still in great shape. The rules booklet, again written in both French and English, is only slightly yellowed from age. The box top has two split corners and two places where the top has been pushed in from weight once placed on top of it. The color graphics are wonderfully illustrated and vibrant in color. The box bottom has one split along a wide edge. This board game also comes with a printed newsletter of other games from the manufacturer. Please see accompanying photographs for condition issues.
This game is ideal for Francophones or those students learning to speak or practice their language skills in French. A teacher of French or political science might also find this board game to be a fun treasure. But, despite whether the game is played in French or English, The Great Canadian Pie promises hours of delightful family entertainment.