About this memory
A wooden puzzle, the 'new war game', from the collections of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries.
Entitled, The Silver Bullet, or The Road to Berlin the game is played by each player starting with an imaginary 500 men. Failure to pass the different fortresses (by losing your ball down the holes) entails a loss of as many men as indicated at the point of failure. The player reaching Berlin with the largest number of men wins the game.