• Peter Berthoud

Peter Pan

Updated: Nov 18

Peter Pan Card Game

(The Green and Red Versions of the box and cards were issued some months apart, Green being the first.)


First Published: 1939 & 1940, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., Bridewell Place, London & North Wallace Street, Glasgow

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited


Contents: 45 Cards + Rules Booklet. There are 4 suits of 11 numbered cards each, Red, Green, Blue & White and 1 Joker. Together the suits in this order tell the story of Peter Pan.


Peter Pan Padded Box Lid - Green

Peter Pan Padded Box Lid - Green


Peter Pan Padded Box Lid - Red

Peter Pan Padded Box Lid - Red


The Red Set 1-11:

Peter Pan Cards

Peter Pan Cards

The Green Set 1-11:

Peter Pan Cards

Peter Pan Cards

The Blue Set 1-11:

Peter Pan Cards

Peter Pan Cards

The White Set 1-11:


Peter Pan Cards


Peter Pan (1912) by George Frampton, Kensington Gardens, London. (Photo circa 1937)
Peter Pan (1912) by George Frampton, Kensington Gardens, London. (Photo circa 1937)

The figure of Peter Pan on the box and the card backs is based upon the statue by Sir George Frampton erected in 1912 in Kensington Gardens, London.


In the inside cover of the rule book it is noted that the game is published "By permission of, and in collaboration with the original Publishers of Peter Pan card game, H.P Gibson & Sons."


That game was drawn by Charles Buchel and printed by Thomas de la Rue. It was published around 1912. You can see that game at World of Playing cards.


Many years later, when Gibsons rescued the Pepys brand it was republished as as a Pepys game. That version will soon have its own entry on Collecting Pepys.




Game & Version Details




​Peter Pan (Green) - Box Contents



​​​Peter Pan (Green) - Box Base



​Peter Pan (Red) - Box Contents



​Peter Pan (Red) - Box Base



Peter Pan (Green) - Card Back



Peter Pan (Green) - Rules Front



Peter Pan (Red) - Card Back



Peter Pan (Red) - Rules Front



Peter Pan (Red) - Rules Back

(Same text in Green Edition)



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Peter Pan (Red) - Rules Inside Back Cover

(Same text in Green Edition)



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Peter Pan (Red) - Rules Inside Front Cover

(Same text in Green Edition)