• Peter Berthoud

Gulliver's Travels

Updated: Sep 4

"Gulliver's Travels"


First Published: 1940, Anonymous

Illustrator or Designer: Based on the Paramount Film of the same name.


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules leaflet


Gulliver's Travels Box Front With Title Card
Gulliver's Travels Box Front With Title Card

"There are 44 cards in the pack each bearing a word. These are selected so that correct sentences may easily be made up from them in the course of play."


Gulliver's Travels cards: Princess Glory - And - Gulliver - Are - Singing - And - King Bombo - Is - Astonished
Gulliver's Travels cards: Princess Glory - And - Gulliver - Are - Singing - And - King Bombo - Is - Astonished

Gulliver's Travels cards: Prince David - Is - Frightened - And - Removes - Terrified - King Little - Faithful - Shot
Gulliver's Travels cards: Prince David - Is - Frightened - And - Removes - Terrified - King Little - Faithful - Shot

Gulliver's Travels cards: Courageous - Steal - Flustered - Prepared - Dance - Retreat - Defend - And - And
Gulliver's Travels cards: Courageous - Steal - Flustered - Prepared - Dance - Retreat - Defend - And - And

Gulliver's Travels cards: Secure - Town Crier - Drags - Gabby - Is - Sweethearts - Spies - And - Are
Gulliver's Travels cards: Secure - Town Crier - Drags - Gabby - Is - Sweethearts - Spies - And - Are

Gulliver's Travels cards: Soldiers - Tailors - Are - Is - Are - And - Shipwrecked - Forever
Gulliver's Travels cards: Soldiers - Tailors - Are - Is - Are - And - Shipwrecked - Forever

This colourful word and language game is based on the feature-length animated Paramount film Gulliver's Travels (1939). It was only the second feature-length animated film ever made, the first being Snow White (1937) by Disney.


This 1939 trailer gives a good idea of the animation style and the free interpretation of Jonathan Swift's classic book.


The game was published anonymously but was registered in March 1940 to Castell Brothers (Rex Pitts, Pepys: The Story of The Company and its Games 4th Ed. p 9).


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



Game & Version Details



Gulliver's Travels - Card Back



Gulliver's Travels - Rules Front



Gulliver's Travels - Rules Back



Gulliver's Travels - Box Back



Gulliver's Travels - Box Top



Gulliver's Travels - Box Side Left



Gulliver's Travels - Box Base



Gulliver's Travels - Box Side Right


​Gulliver's Travels - Box Back With Flap