Pinocchio, Pepys Series
First Published: 1940, Pepys Series
Illustrator or Designer: After Walt Disney Studios
Contents: 45 Cards + Rules leaflet
Pinocchio Box Front With Thumb Cut
There are 5 sets of 9 cards. All cards feature characters from the films and a letter. Each set individually spells "Pinocchio" and tells part of the story. The sets letters are coloured: Red, Black, Green, Blue and Orange.
With 2 letter Cs, 2 Is & 2 Os there is scope to reorder parts of the story.
Pinocchio cards: The Red Set
Pinocchio cards: The Black Set
Pinocchio cards: The Green Set
Pinocchio cards: The Blue Set
Pinocchio cards: The Orange Set
The game is based on the classic Walt Disney animated film Pinocchio but this fact is not promoted on the box. "Walt Disney - Mickey Mouse Ltd" only gets a one line mention in the rules and the "Disney sketches" upon which the game is based are only mentioned in a small advert.
The only "branding" is the "Pepys Series" device on the box. There is no mention of Castell Brothers or their address in the rules but several Pepys games are advertised on the back cover and on an inside fold. In contemporary press advertising Castell Brothers were credited as the publishers.
Pinocchio Contemporary Press Advert
Game & Version Details
Pinocchio - Card Back
Pinocchio - Rules Front
Pinocchio - Rules Back
Mickey's Fun Fair
Pinocchio - Rules, Inside Fold
Chase the Enemy
Pinocchio - Box Back
Pinocchio - Box Top
Pinocchio - Box Side Left
"King of Card Games"
Pinocchio - Box Base
Pinocchio - Box Side Right
"An Old Favourite in a New Setting"
Pinocchio - Box Front With Flap