Punch and Judy
Updated: Dec 29, 2022
Punch and Judy, A Pepys Game
First Published: 1956, A Pepys Game
Illustrator or Designer: Neville Main
Contents: 34 Cards + 1 Rules Card
There is 1 Punch card and 1 Judy card. There are 4 each of the other 8 character cards
Punch and Judy cards: Punch and Judy
Punch and Judy cards: Dog Toby, The Baby, The Beadle, The Policeman, The Crocodile, Jack Ketch, Joey the Clown, Jim Crow
The same format as Panto. An economy game with smaller cards than usual. The only "branding" is the "A Pepys Game" device on the box front, no mention of Castell Brothers and no address is given.
The illustrator was Neville Main whose initials can be seen by Judy on the right hand side of the title card.
In Pepys, The Story of The Company and its Games 4th Ed.p32, Rex Pitts notes that at some point the cards were further reduced in size so that two slightly different packs can be found, one with white borders, shown here and one without borders. In both cases the boxes are identical but he says the pack without borders fits the box "sloppily".
Game & Version Details
Punch and Judy - Card Back
Punch and Judy - Rules Front
Punch and Judy - Rules Back
Punch and Judy - Box Back
Punch and Judy - Box Top
Punch and Judy - Box Side Left
Punch and Judy - Box Base
Punch and Judy - Box Side Right
Punch and Judy - Box Back With Flap