• Peter Berthoud

Muffin

Updated: Sep 4

Muffin Card Game


First Published: 1951 c., Pepys Series Games, Castell Brothers Ltd. St. Cross Street, London

Illustrator or Designer: Neville Main


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet


Muffin Box Front With Title Card
Muffin Box Front With Title Card

There 2 numbered Muffin cards and 1 each of 12 other numbered cards. There are also 4 each of 7 unnumbered cards plus 2 Peregrine Penguin cards.


Muffin Cards; Muffin, Louise the Lamb, Willie the Worm, Oswald the Ostrich, Peter the Pup, Sally the Seal, Grace the Giraffe, Molly the Gog and Wally the Gog.

Muffin Cards; Muffin, Louise the Lamb, Willie the Worm, Oswald the Ostrich, Peter the Pup, Sally the Seal, Grace the Giraffe, Molly the Gog and Wally the Gog.

Muffin Cards: Doris the Mouse & Morris the Morris, Poppy the Parrot, Otto the Octopus, Sam the Scarecrow, Katie the Kangaroo, Muffin Thinking, Muffin's Snowman, Muffin Learns to Cook.

Muffin Cards: Doris the Mouse & Morris the Morris, Poppy the Parrot, Otto the Octopus, Sam the Scarecrow, Katie the Kangaroo, Muffin Thinking, Muffin's Snowman, Muffin Learns to Cook.

Muffin in Disguise, Muffin Flying, Muffin Hiking, Muffin Sailing, Peregrine Penguin.

Muffin in Disguise, Muffin Flying, Muffin Hiking, Muffin Sailing, Peregrine Penguin.



Produced by Pepys to tap into the popularity of Muffin the Mule as a TV character, the game is an early example of a TV "spin-off". There are more details about the game and its background on World of Playing Cards. For information about the Muffin Syndicate (see box top below) and other early TV tie-in products Teletronic have an excellent feature that also helps to firm up the publication date for the game to circa 1951.


And if you need a quick reminder of the theme tune:




Game & Version Details



Muffin - Card Back



Muffin - Rules Front



Muffin - Rules Back


Games Advertised: Win-A-Lot, Famous Five, Riders of the Range, Speed, Circus Snap, Happy Families of the World, Rhymo Dominoes, Picture Dominoes, Farmyard Cries, Cinderella, Woodland Happy Families, Woodland Snap, Skid-O, Faraway Tree, Snow White, Contraband, Chase, Disney Wu-Pee, I Commit, Sylabex, International Football Whist



​Muffin Rules - Front (Pink) Variation from another pack



​Muffin Rules - Back (Pink) Variation from another pack



Games Advertised:

Woodland Happy Families

Woodland Snap

Farmyard Cries

Pepys Stationery



Muffin - Box Back



Muffin - Box Top



Muffin - Box Side Left



Muffin - Box Base



Muffin - Box Side Right



Muffin ​- Box Back With Flap