The Great Train Robbery is a board game created by the British military historian and author Bruce Barrymore Halpenny in the early 1970s and is based upon the actual robbery that took place on the 8 August 1963. Although based on The Great Train Robbery, the board game has been adapted on a few small points, one being the extra farm house that was added for playing purposes. The game is a form of strategy race game with the robber player trying to avoid the police players.
The game itself took three days and three nights for Bruce Halpenny to design and then three years to bring onto the market. The famous train artist David Weston was commissioned by Bruce Halpenny to paint the box.