The Pank-a-Squith board game was first advertised in Votes for Women on 22 October 1909. It was designed to teach people about the issues involved in the suffragette campaign to win the right for British women to vote and to raise money for the movement.
It is a spiral game which represents the suffragette struggle (led by Emmeline Pankhurst) against Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and the Liberal Government. It comes with six painted, cast lead figures each representing a suffragette. Players attempt to guide their suffragette from her home to the Houses of Parliament, the game’s goal.
The suffragettes ran a very successful marketing campaign and whilst Pank-a-Squith was designed with humorous intent, the darker side of the campaign such as force feeding and police violence against women protesters is not overlooked.
Sent out approximately every two months.