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  • Peter Berthoud

British Towns

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

British Towns Card Game, Pepys Series


First Published: 1961, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers, St. Cross Street, London

Illustrator or Designer: Not credited


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet


British Towns Box Front With Title Card
British Towns Box Front With Title Card

The pack has the following cards: 1 Key Card, 9 Region Cards and 34 Town Cards. The Regions are numbered 1-9.


British Towns Cards 1: Key Card and 2 Region Cards. Town Cards: Dover, London, Southend, Cowes, Oxford, Portsmouth.

British Towns Cards: Key Card and 2 Region Cards. Town Cards: Dover, London, Southend, Cowes, Oxford, Portsmouth.


British Towns Cards 2: 2 Region Cards and Town Cards: Windsor, Plymouth, Polperro, Wells, Caernarvon, Cardiff, Menai Bridge.

British Towns Cards 2: 2 Region Cards and Town Cards: Windsor, Plymouth, Polperro, Wells, Caernarvon, Cardiff, Menai Bridge.


British Towns Cards 3: 2 Region Cards and Town Cards: Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Stratford.

British Towns Cards 3: 2 Region Cards and Town Cards: Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Stratford.


British Towns Cards 4: 2 Region Cards and Town Cards: Norwich, Blackpool, Crewe, Liverpool, Manchester, Penrith, Leeds.

British Towns Cards 4: 2 Region Cards and Town Cards: Norwich, Blackpool, Crewe, Liverpool, Manchester, Penrith, Leeds.


British Towns Cards 5: 2 Region Cards and Town Cards: Newcastle, Sheffield, York, Ayr, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews.

British Towns Cards 5: 2 Region Cards and Town Cards: Newcastle, Sheffield, York, Ayr, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews.



The game shares some similarities with a far earlier set collecting game, Jaques Counties of England first published in 1866. World of Playing Cards have a feature on that game.


In British Towns include "Interesting notes" on some of the town cards in the rulebook.




Game & Version Details




​ British Towns - Card Back



​ British Towns ​- Rules Front



​ British Towns - Rules Back


Games Advertised:

British Birds

Round Britain

Round the World



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​​ British Towns - Box Top



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​ ​ British Towns - Box Base


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​ ​ British Towns - Box Back With Flap


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