Picture Dominoes (Nursery Rhyme Favourites)
Updated: Dec 20, 2022
Nursery Rhyme Favourites, Picture Dominoes, The Sucessor to Dingbats Dominoes, Pepys Series
First Published: circa 1946
Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited
Contents: 28 Tiles
The title on the box is often misread, the blue on blue text above the word 'Picture' and below the word 'Dominoes' is unhelpful. I have seen more copies being sold as "Picture Dominoes" than as "Nursery Rhyme Favourites, Picture Dominoes" hence the belt and braces title of this entry.
The artist is uncredited but the work looks like Ern Shaw's, he sometimes went uncredited on other Pepys games including some printings of Menuette. The box states that the game is "The successor to Dingbats Dominoes" which was credited to Ern Shaw and published circa 1939. The style of the tile backs is the same as many other early Pepys games but with production of games being severely reduced during World War II I think 1946 is the likely date of the game's first publication.
The game was reissued as "Nursery Rhyme Dominoes" circa 1951. The tiles below are from that reissued version of the game. In both versions the tiles are identical apart from the backs.
Picture Dominoes (Nursery Rhyme Favourites) Tiles: 0 - Old King Cole, 1 - Queen of Hearts, 2 - Humpty Dumpty, 3 - Little Miss Muffit, 4 - Little Boy Blue, 5 - Little Bo-Peep, 6 - Old Mother Hubbard (and later tile back)
For more details of Pepys' range of eight domino games, see the Pepys Dominoes feature.