'Planes Game, The
Updated: Jan 24
The 'Planes Game, Pepys Series
First Published: 1965, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., St. Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Not credited
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet
The pack contains: 12 Class cards (2 each of Pioneer, Speed, Bomber, Fighter, Distance, Travel) plus 2 Helicopter cards and 30 Trio cards (each featuring 3 examples from the different Classes in a different order).
'Planes cards: Classes - Pioneer, Speed, Bomber, Fighter, Distance, Travel plus Helicopter card.
'Planes was the last of three games to feature Pepys' "Trio" cards. The other two being Girl in 1955 and Car in 1961.
Unusually all the backs of the cards have been printed upside down, see Goal 1st Ed. for another example.
The aircraft featured are:
On the Class cards:
Pioneer - 1908 X-Channel Bleriot
Speed - McDonnell Phantom
Bomber - Avro Lancaster
Fighter - Supermarine Spitfire Vb
Distance - Vickers Vimy
Travel - B.A.C. VC-10
+ Helicopter - Westland Wasp
On the Trio cards:
Pioneer - 1909 Avro Triplane, 1906 Santos Dumont, 1909 Voisin, 1903, Wright, 1908 Cody.
Speed - Convair F-106, Hawker Hunter, 1913 Deperdussin, Fairey FD-2, 1931 Supermarine S68.
Bomber - Heinkel Me III, Vickers Armstrong Wellington 1c, B.A.C. TSR-2, Handley Page 0/400, Avro Vulcan 2.
Fighter - Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Hawker Hurricane, North American Sabre, Sopwith Camel, Hawker Siddeley P.1154.
Distance - D.H. Gipsy Moth "Jason", Ryan "Spirit of St. Louis", Fairey Long Range Mono, Boeing B-52, Fokker "Southern Cross".
Travel - Boeing 707, Handley Page 42, De Havilland Comet 1, Douglas DC-3. D.H. 9C
Game & Version Details
'Planes - Card Back
'Planes - Rules Front
'Planes - Rules Back
The Car Game
'Planes - Box Back
'Planes - Box Top
'Planes - Box Side Left
'Planes - Box Base
'Planes - Box Side Right
'Planes - Box Back With Flap