The Goose Game has roots possibly dating back to ancient Egypt, and it became especially popular in Europe and England in the 15th and 16th centuries as a game for the aristocracy. The board is often shaped in a spiral pattern with elaborate designs on each of the game's 63 squares. Simply stated, the game is a race around a track with a didactic twist. Spaces marked for good behaviors allow players to advance while landing on spaces marked for vices or bad behaviors causes backwards moves. This Germany variation does not include any actual geese, but the playing style remains the same. Although this game was originally published in Germany in the early 20th century, this version is a reproduction from 2005.