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BUCCANEER (1st Edition) 1930’s Board Game by Waddington’s

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This is a rare 1930’s (First Edition) of ‘Buccaneer’ – the classic family board game by Waddington’s.

This edition has always been particularly sought-after because of the linen-backed, roll-up treasure map, and the beautifully crafted pieces of ‘treasure’, which are much heavier and more detailed than in all of the later editions of the game.

Complete first editions of ‘Buccaneer’ are now very hard to find – especially with all of the components in good condition.

The game we currently have for sale, pictured on this page, is complete and still has all of the original treasure. It has some age-related wear but it is relatively minor (some creasing and small marks to the map etc.) and the game is in good condition for its age.

PLEASE NOTE – the end caps for the cardboard tube (which holds the treasure map) are missing.

Manufacturer: Waddington’s, 1930’s



  • Large, linen-backed treasure map
  • 1 x Cardboard ‘Treasure Island’
  • 6 x Bakelite boats with paper sails are wooden masts
  • 28 x Chance cards
  • 52 x Crew cards
  • 32 x Pieces of treasure (Wooden barrels, gold bars, rubies, diamonds and pearls)
  • 1 x Instruction leaflet
  • 1 x Rules of the Game leaflet



  • Pre-owned
  • Game components: Good – Very Good (Grade: 7.5/10)
  • Map: Good (Grade: 7.0/10) Minor marks/creasing
  • Box & Map tube: Average – Good (Grade: 6.0/10) General wear. End caps missing from tube.


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The pictures on this page are of the actual item we have for sale
This item will be carefully packed and shipped in sturdy protective packaging.