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  • Pete Berthoud

Rupert Bear - Gibsons Editions

Updated: Jan 24

Rupert, Pepys Series


First Published: 1984, by Gibsons Games, Littlers Close, London SW19

Illustrator or Designer: After Alfred Bestall


Contents: 44 Cards + Folded Rules Sheet


Rupert - Box Front

Rupert - Box Front


Rupert is one of the Pepys games that Gibsons retained when they took over the brand in 1984. Unlike the Pepys versions the game is called "Rupert Bear" rather than just "Rupert" on the back of the box. The card backs, box and rules are all blue in the Gibsons edition but the faces are the same.


There may have been later editions of the game featuring a Barcode on the box or other differences but I have never seen any. If found, examples will be added to this page.


This 1984 pack was part of Rex Pitts' collection.


To compare the Gibsons version with the original Pepys editions and view all the cards see their page here.



Game & Version Details

Rupert 1984 Edition


Rupert - Box Front The copyright attribution is © Express Newspapers P.L.C. 1984

Box Front

The copyright attribution is © Express Newspapers P.L.C. 1984



 Card Back  Card Back The copyright attribution is © Express Newspapers P.L.C. 1984

Card Back

The copyright attribution is © Express Newspapers P.L.C. 1984

​ ​  Rules Front Rules Front The copyright attribution is © Express Newspapers P.L.C. 1984

Rules Front

The copyright attribution is © Express Newspapers P.L.C. 1984



   Rules Back Rules Back The address for Gibsons Games is Littlers Close, London SW19

Rules Back

The address for Gibsons Games is Littlers Close, London SW19


​Box Back, Blue "Rupert Bear" No barcode. The copyright attribution is © Express Newspapers P.L.C. 1984. The box top is vented.

​Box Back, Blue

"Rupert Bear"

No barcode.

The copyright attribution is © Express Newspapers P.L.C. 1984.

The box top is vented.


Box Top The box is vented.

Box Top

The box is vented.


Box Base

Box Base


​ ​  Top Flap Top Flap Made in the E.E.C.

Top Flap

Made in the E.E.C.


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