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British Wild Flowers - Gibsons Editions

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

British Wild Flowers Card Game, Pepys Series


First Published: 1984, by Gibsons Games, London SW19

Illustrator or Designer: Uncredited


Contents: 44 Cards + Folded Rules Sheet


British Wild Flowers - Box Front

British Wild Flowers - Box Front


Wild Flower Sevens is one of the Pepys games that Gibsons retained when they took over the brand in 1984. The Gibsons game is called "British Wild Flowers", however the original name was retained on the first edition's rules. The card design is the same but the colour of the backs was changed.


The earliest edition of the game has no barcode on the box and other small differences. I have found two examples and both have cards and rules from the T.J. & J Smith version of the 2nd Edition. Presumably unsold T.J. & J stock was simply reboxed. I have yet to find a Gibsons box without a barcode but with Gibsons rules, if I find an example I will add it here.


The post 1984 pack illustrated here was part of Rex Pitts' collection.


To compare the Gibsons version with the original Pepys editions and view all the cards see the page here.



Game & Version Details

British Wild Flowers 1984 Edition

British Wild Flowers Post 1984 Edition

Box Front

Box Front


British Wild Flowers - Box Front

Box Front



Card Back The card backs are identical to the T.J. & J Smith Edition

Card Back

The card backs are identical to the T.J. & J Smith Edition


 Card Back

Card Back



Rules Front "Wild Flowers" The rules are from the T.J. & J Smith Edition

Rules Front

"Wild Flowers"

The rules are from the T.J. & J Smith Edition

​ ​  Rules Front "Wild Flowers"

Rules Front

"Wild Flowers"



Rules Back The rules are from the T.J. & J Smith Edition

Rules Back

The rules are from the T.J. & J Smith Edition


 Rules Back The address for Gibsons Games is  London SW19

Rules Back

The address for Gibsons Games is London SW19


​Box Back, Purple "Wild Flowers" No barcode. Copyright attribution is "H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd., London". The box top is vented

​Box Back, Purple

"Wild Flowers"

No barcode. Copyright attribution is "H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd., London". The box top is vented


 ​Box Back, Claret "British Birds" No barcode. ​Box Back, Purple "Wild Flowers" No barcode. and unvented

​Box Back, Purple

"Wild Flowers"

Box Top The box is vented.

Box Top

The box is vented.


Box Top The box is unvented.

Box Top

The box is unvented.


Box Base

Box Base



Box Base

Box Base


Top Flap Made in the E.E.C.

Top Flap

Made in the E.E.C.

​ ​  Top Flap Top Flap Made in the E.E.C.

Top Flap

Made in the E.E.C.


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