• Peter Berthoud

'Planes Game, The

Updated: Sep 4

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 cards: Classes - Pioneer, Speed, Bomber, Fighter, Distance, Travel plus Helicopter card.


'Planes cards: Trio cards 1
'Planes cards: Trio cards 1

'Planes cards: Trio cards 2
'Planes cards: Trio cards 2

'Planes cards: Trio cards 3
'Planes cards: Trio cards 3

'Planes cards: Trio cards 4
'Planes cards: Trio cards 4

'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



Games Advertised:

Speed

Astronaut

The Car Game



'Planes - Box Back



'Planes - Box Top



'Planes - Box Side Left



'Planes - Box Base


Envelope Style



'Planes - Box Side Right



​'Planes - Box Back With Flap