• Peter Berthoud

Belisha (Wartime Editions)

Updated: Sep 4

Belisha Card Game, Pepys Series

(The Red and Green backed packs of cards and their matching boxes were released at the same time and are not separate editions)


First Published: 1941, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., Bow Street, London

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited


Contents: 53 Cards + Rules Booklet


Belisha Wartime Economy Box Front With Thumb Cut - Green
Belisha Wartime Economy Box Front With Thumb Cut - Green

Belisha Wartime Economy Box Front With Thumb Cut - Red
Belisha Wartime Economy Box Front With Thumb Cut - Red

The wartime economy version of Belisha is very similar to Pepys' 1941 Kargo and Peter Pan. All the padded boxes have been replaced with tuck boxes.


In Belisha's case the card backs have been redesigned but the fronts remain the same. Rather than the Red and Blue cards of the earlier edition the cards and boxes are now Red and Green. The rules don't have a stiff paper cover or advertisements. The boxes have nothing printed on their sides, just top and bottom.


A feature looking at all of Pepys' wartime games will be added to this site in due course.


The green pack featured here was part of Rex Pitts' personal collection.



Game & Version Details



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Card Back - Green



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Card Back - Red



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Rules Front



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Rules Back



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Box Back With Title Card, both boxes use the same card.



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Box Top, Green



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Box Top, Red



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Box Base, Green



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Box Base, Red



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Box Back with Flap, Green



​​Belisha - Wartime Economy Box Back with Flap, Red