MilleBornes is a French card game, sold by Parker Brothers, that simulates a car race
of 700 kilometers. This game, as it originates from France, is based on the small
cement markers at regular intevals among the roads in Europe. The French call these
markers bornes kilometriques or as we know them as milestones. These milestones usually
shows the distance to the next town. Hence these markers gives this game its name:
MILLE BORNES pronounced as "MEEL BORN", meaning a thousand milestones.
The card game is usually for 2 or more players. Since your opponent is, of course,
the computer, thereby restraining the game to two players; the number of milestones
that you must complete is 700 kilometers, rather then the 1000 kilometers used with
4 or more players.
The object of the game is to be the first player to accumulate a total of 5000 points
over several games.
The object of each game is to play an exact total of 700 kilometers in distance cards
before your opponent does.
Each game is scored according to a set of rules, and accumulated, until a player scores
a total of 5000 points or greater. If both players scores above 5000 points, the higher
At the beginning of each game each player is dealt six cards from the deck. Each player
alternately takes a card from the draw pile and either plays or discard a card.
The play continues until one of the players reaches 700 km, or until the deck is
exhausted (even if neither players completed the 700 km trip).
As one of the objectives of this game, distance cards are accumulated until one
of the players reaches a exact distance of 700 kilo-metriques.
To assist you in balancing the exact distance, there are five different distance values
that may be played (provided that you have played a ROLL and have not been stopped
by hazard cards by your computer opponent). To assure fairness, a player cannot play
more than two 200 Distance cards within a game.
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Extracted from the README document that accompanied the shareware game TEGL Monopoly (1989)
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