Updated: Sep 4
Richard Greene in Television's Robin Hood, Pepys Series
First Published: 1956, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., St. Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Based on the TV series
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet
The game has 4 sets of 11 numbered cards each featuring a scene from the TV series.
Robin Hood cards: 1 Robing Hood, 2 Maid Marian, 3 Little John Defeats the Sheriff, 4 The Sheriff of Nottingham, 5 The Outlaws of Sherrwod Forest, 6 Friar Tuck, 7 Little John, 8 Robin's Fight in Waldern Castle.
Robin Hood cards: 9 Arthur Duke of Brittany, 10 Robin of Loxley, 11 Robin Fights Sir Hubert Devere With Morning-Stars
The game was based upon the successful TV series, Robin Hood, starring Richard Greene. 143 episodes were produced between 1955 and 1959. The programme's theme song is still sung by Nottingham Forest fans at every home football game. The original theme sung by Dick Calvert was a chart hit in 1956.
The series was filmed in Black and White, the illustrations for the cards are coloured re-workings of scenes from the programme.
Ariel also produced a Robin Hood Snap game in 1955, World of Playing cards have a feature by Rex Pitts that features all the Ariel card games.
Game & Version Details
Robin Hood - Card Back
Robin Hood - Rules Front
Robin Hood - Rules Back
Robin Hood - Box Back
Robin Hood - Box Top
Robin Hood - Box Side Left
Robin Hood - Box Base
Robin Hood - Box Side Right
Robin Hood - Box Back With Flap