• Peter Berthoud

Robin Hood

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


Robin Hood Box Front With Title Card
Robin Hood Box Front With Title Card

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: 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

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