That bookshop now no longer exists, after being destroyed in the great earthquake of 2011, but I still have the game, or will do until tomorrow.
Because, not without a sight tinge of nostalgia, I've decided to part with it. It's not just that I've taken it around the world with me without ever having played it, but also that I know a fellow who had it when he was a young buck, would love to have it again, and will put it to good use on the table.
As Tennyson said:
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use!
So tonight I got the map out for a look for old time's sake, took a few photos, and readied it for the post.
I'm very pleased that it's going to a good home and hope it will bring back some happy memories and help create a few more.
And here she is, in all her 1976 SPI glory!
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