• Peter Berthoud

Punch and Judy

Updated: Sep 4

Punch and Judy, A Pepys Game


First Published: 1956, A Pepys Game

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited


Contents: 34 Cards + 1 Rules Card


Punch and Judy Box Front With Title Card
Punch and Judy Box Front With Title 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: Punch and Judy


Punch and Judy cards: Dog Toby, The Baby, The Beadle, The Policeman, The Crocodile, Jack Ketch, Joey the Clown, Jim Crow

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


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