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  • Peter Berthoud

Kargo (Padded Box Editions)

Updated: Jan 24

"Kargo", Card Golf


First Published: circa 1937, Castell Brothers Ltd. London

Illustrator or Designer: Bruce Angrave


Contents: 53 Cards, Introduction to the Game + Rules Booklet


Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition, Top with Text in Green
Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition, Top with Text in Green

Kargo Pepys card: Holed Arroach
Kargo Pepys card: Holed Approach

There are 53 cards as follows:


Drive (200, 220, 240) - 3

Brassie (180, 190, 200) - 3

Spoon (170, 180, 190) - 3

Iron (160, 170, 180) - 3

Mashie (20, 40, 60, 80, 100,120, 140, 150) - 8

Mashie-Niblick (20, 40, 60, 80) - 4

Niblick ( 10, 20, 30, 40) - 4

Putt - 10

Sliced to Rough- 1

Pulled to Rough- 1

Out of Bounds- 1

Lost Ball- 1

Stream- 1

Bunker - 2

Bad Bunker - 2

Missed Putt - 2

Stymie - 1

Sunk Putt - 2

Holed Approach - 1


Represented below are examples of each card design, without the different distances, the Kum-Bak article on Collecting Pepys shows every card in the pack.

Kargo Pepys example cards 1
Kargo Pepys example cards 1

Kargo Pepys example cards 2
Kargo Pepys example cards 2

Bruce Angrave's original designs have been augmented with green on the course and the green and red card backs are new with the Pepys device in the centre.



Edward VIII stamps from a booklet pane featuring an advert for Kargo. Issued in 1936.

Magazine adverts for Kargo from 1937 (l) and 1938 (r).


Rex Pitts' feature on the Story of Pepys Games, at WOPC, is well worth reading for the background to the game.



Game & Version Details



​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition Red, Box Contents



​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition, Top with Text in Red



​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition Green, Box Contents



​​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition, Top with Text in Green



​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition Bronze?Box Contents


The sealed pack is red-backed. I am not sure if the metallic print on the box has degraded or was meant to be this bronze colour.



​​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition, Top with Text in Bronze or degraded Red Metallic print?



​​​​Kargo Pepys Padded Box, Crossed Clubs, Cream, Cream Rules with Red Lettering - Box Contents



​Kargo Pepys Padded Box, Crossed Clubs, Cream, Cream Rules with Red Lettering.

I have only seen this style of rule book with the red box above.


​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Cream, Crossed Clubs, Cream Rules with Red Lettering - Rules Front.

I have only seen this style of rule book with the cream box above.


​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Cream, Crossed Clubs, Cream Rules with Red Lettering - Rules Front.

Games Advertised:

Famo

Speed

Snow White

Chase the Enemy

Kargo

Belisha

Progress

Mickey's Fun Fair

The Crime Club

Spelso


​​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition Red with Crossed Clubs, Box Contents


​​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Edition, Red Top with Crossed Clubs & Text in Gold



​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Red, Red Rules with Gold Lettering.


I have only seen this style of rule book with the red box above.



​Kargo Pepys Padded Box Red, Red Rules Back


Games Advertised:

Jack of All Trades

Snow White

Kargo

Belisha

Progress

Mickey's Fun Fair

The Crime Club

Anagrams



Kargo Pepys - Rules Front


The back of the rule book has no print.


This style of rule book is found in all Padded Box versions on this page except for the Red and Cream "Crossed Clubs" box designs.



Kargo Pepys - Card Back Red



​​Kargo Pepys - Card Back Green



Kargo Pepys Padded Box Editions- Box Back with Title Card.


All the packs on this page use the same title card.


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