Updated: Sep 17
Shuffled Symphonies, Card Game
(The twin Red and Blue packs were released at the same time and are not separate editions)
First Published: 1939, Anonymously published by Castell Brothers
Illustrator or Designer: After Walt Disney Studios
Contents: 45 Cards + Rules Booklet
Shuffled Symphonies Box Front - Blue
Shuffled Symphonies Box Front - Red
There are 2 cards each of 22 characters and 1 Big Bad Wolf card.
Shuffled Symphonies cards: Elmer Elephant, Pluto, The Three Little Pigs, Dopey, Horace Horsecollar, Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Ambrose Kitten.
Shuffled Symphonies cards: Clara Cluck, Tily Tiger, The Twins, Dirty Bill, Pied Piper, Country Cousin, Max Hare, Goofy, Minnie Mouse.
Shuffled Symphonies cards: Toby Tortoise, Clarabelle, Donna Duck, Three Little Wolves, The Big Bad Wolf.
There is a very good feature on this game, with a rare colour advert from 1939 and an example of the Shuffled Symphonies comic strip from Mickey Mouse Weekly, written by Rex Pitts on World of Playing Cards.
The game was published anonymously but is clearly by Pepys and was promoted alongside at least one other Pepys game.
The small leaflet to the right was included in some packs of Snow White, a game proudly published as a "Pepys Series" game by Castell Brothers.
Pears Soap's Shuffled Symphonies promotion capitalises on the proven success they had recently enjoyed with a similar promotion for Pepys' Snow White.
On the back of Shuffled Symphonies' rule book there is also an illustrated advert for Pears Soap featuring Snow White.
Game & Version Details
Shuffled Symphonies - Card Back Blue
Shuffled Symphonies - Card Back Red
Shuffled Symphonies - Rules Front
Shuffled Symphonies - Rules Back
Advertising Pears Soap
Shuffled Symphonies - Box Back Blue
Shuffled Symphonies - Box Back Red
Shuffled Symphonies - Box Top Blue
Shuffled Symphonies - Box Side Left Blue
Shuffled Symphonies - Box Base Blue
Shuffled Symphonies - Box Side Right Blue
Shuffled Symphonies - Box Back Blue With Flap