Peter and the Pirates
Updated: Nov 18, 2022
Peter and the Pirates, A Pepys Card Game Based on the Walt Disney Film "Peter Pan"
First Published: 1953, A Pepys Card Game by Castell Brothers Ltd., St Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: After Walt Disney Studios
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet
There are 4 principal character cards: Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy & Captain Hook. Each of these principal characters has 2 sets of 5 numbered cards connected to them. These sets are lettered according to the first and last letters in the principal's name, Peter Pan's sets are P&N, Tinkerbell T&L, Wendy W&Y, Captain Hook C&K.
Peter and the Pirates cards, Peter Pan: Peter Pan, Peter’s shadow sewn on by Wendy, Peter and the Darling’s fly away, Peter and thee Darling’s fly over Tower Bridge, Peter’s Never Never Land, Peter Pan with the Mermaids, Peter goes to rescue Tiger Lily, Peter Pan, Tiger Lily and the Indian Chief, Peter fights Captain Hook.
Peter and the Pirates cards, Peter Pan: Peter and Captain Hook fight in the rigging, Peter dresses in Hook’s clothes.
Peter and the Pirates cards, Tinkerbell: Tinkerbell, Tinkerbell admires herself in the mirror, Tinkerbell escapes from the drawer, Tinkerbell flies round Nana, Tinkerbell tells the Lost Boys to fire at Wendy, Tinkerbell is captured by Smee, Tinkerbell shows Hook how to find Peter’s House, Tinkerbell imprisoned by Hook, Tinkerbell saves Peter from Hook’s bomb.
Peter and the Pirates cards, Tinkerbell: Peter searches for Tinkerbell after the explosion, Tinkerbell has sprinkled the ship with fairy dust for its journey from Never Never Land.
Peter and the Pirates cards, Wendy: Wendy, Wendy and Mr. and Mrs. Darling, Nana carries boy’s medicine, Wendy’s brothers and the Lost Boys off to hunt Indians, Wendy’s brothers and the Lost Boys captured by the Indians, Wendy’s brothers and the Lost Boys tied to the stake, Wendy is made to work for the Indians, Wendy sings to Michael and the boys, Wendy defies the Pirates.
Peter and the Pirates cards, Wendy: Wendy walks the plank, Wendy is back at home and the ship sails away.
Peter and the Pirates cards, Captain Hook: Captain Hook, Captain Hook fires at the children, Captain Hook’s Pirate crew, The Pirate ship, Hook is shaved by Smee, Captain Hook and the Crocodile, Captain Hook and Peter fight on Skull Rock, Captain Hook is almost caught by the Crocodile.
Peter and the Pirates cards, Captain Hook: Captain and the Pirates at Hangman’s Tree, The fight on the Pirate ship.
Peter and the Pirates went on sale late in 1953, small adverts mention it amongst other Pepys games in newspapers of 1953 and 1954. A larger feature in Kinematograph Weekly March 19th 1953 gives an idea of the range of other Peter Pan products that were available or planned for the year:
Merchandise Campaign for Peter Pan
A BIG scheme of merchandising tie-up is being prepared by the Walt Disney British organisation. In addition to the large publicity, advertising and exploitation campaign by RKO-Radio for Walt Disney's "Peter Pan" the technicolour full-length cartoon feature.
The article begins by listing a number of new books and colouring books from Collins, Dean & Sons, Hodder & Stoughton and Brockhampton Press and then continues:
A.A. Donaldson of Glasgow is adding to its list of scrapbooks a "Peter Pan" edition with a host of colourful characters.
The Hemel Hempstead firm of John Dickinson is placing on sale a "Peter Pan" stationery set, the cover of which can be used as a picture for memento purposes.
"Peter Pan" toys, games and crackers, amongst them a "Peter Pan" grocery and tuck shop, will be sold by Coleman of London; and a film viewer and strips produced by Film Strips of Dunstable will form another selling line. There are also toy projector and strips from Johnsons of London.
Children's handkerchiefs embossed with the "Peter Pan" motif are being made by Seftons of Belfast; printed "Peter Pan" fabrics are for sale by the Manchester firm of Edmund Potter; and there are children's hair ribbons by Payne's of Nottingham, and special children's overalls and shorts by T.H. Lawton of Manchester. Also in preparation are slippers, ties and aprons.
Quetta Carpets of London is co-operating with the production of special rugs, and two other Disney licensees, G. Leonardi of London and John Beswick of Longton, are preparing plaster models and figurines.
Game & Version Details
Peter and the Pirates - Card Back
Peter and the Pirates - Rules Front
Peter and the Pirates - Rules Back
Riders of the Range
Peter and the Pirates - Rules Inside Back Cover
Pepys Party Games
Peter and the Pirates - Box Back
Peter and the Pirates - Box Top
Peter and the Pirates - Box Side Left
Peter and the Pirates - Box Base
Peter and the Pirates - Box Side Right
Peter and the Pirates - Box Back With Flap