• Peter Berthoud

Pandas' Party

Updated: Sep 4

Pandas' Party, The Novel Jig-Saw Card Game.


First Published: 1940, Anonymously

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited


Contents: 54 Cards and 2 Key Cards + Rules Booklet


Pandas' Party Box Front With Thumb Cut
Pandas' Party Box Front With Thumb Cut

54 cards that placed together make this image:


Pandas' Party cards: Laid out to complete the image.
Pandas' Party cards: Laid out to complete the image.

Pandas' Party cards: The top left-hand corner of the image in detail.
Pandas' Party cards: The top left-hand corner of the image in detail.

According to the rules: "There is scope for the exercise of a considerable degree of skill in developing the game.".


The game was published anonymously but Rex Pitts notes the particular similarities in box design to Gulliver's Travels, also published anonymously but registered in March 1940 to Castell Brothers, and concludes that Pandas Party is also a Pepys game. (Rex Pitts, Pepys: The Story of The Company and its Games 4th Ed. p 9). It certainly looks, feels and shares the same dimensions of Pepys games of that era.



Game & Version Details




Pandas' Party - Card Back



Pandas' Party - Rules Front



Pandas' Party - Rules Back



Pandas' Party - Key Cards



Pandas' Party - Box Back



Pandas' Party - Box Top



Pandas' Party - Box Side Left



Pandas' Party - Box Base


Pandas' Party - Box Side Right


​Pandas' Party - Box Back With Flap


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