Updated: Dec 29, 2022
Skid-o, A Realistic Speedway Card Game (AKA SKIDO and SKID-O)
First Published: 1951, Pepys Series Games
Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited
Contents: 50 Cards, 6 Motor Bikes and wooden stands, 1 Speedway + Rules Booklet
There are 50 cards in total. 42 Speed Cards (26 Move, 3 Pull Out, 3 Skid , 10 Acceleration) and 8 Control cards (6 Turn, 2 Hard Over)
A double feature game based on the sport of Motorcycle Speedway racing. There is an interesting article by John Chaplin at Speedway Plus about British Speedway in the 1950s.
Chaplin begins his article by saying "The Golden Age of Speedway was over. The story of the sport in the decade between 1950 and 1959 is one of steady but precipitous decline."
Pepys' timing of their release of Skid-o seems to have been misjudged.
The only "branding" is the "Pepys Series" device on the box, no address or other details feature in the rules.
Game & Version Details
Skid-o - Box Contents
Skid-o - Speedway Riders on Their Wooden Stands
Skid-o - Card Back
Skid-o - Rules Front
Skid-o - Rules Back
Woodland Happy Families, Woodland Snap, Faraway Tree, Contraband, Snow White, Peter and the Wolf, Disney Wu-Pee, Mickey and the Beanstalk, Speed, Picture Dominoes, Sylabex, Cinderella, International Football Whist, I Commit
Skid-o - Box Top Side
Skid-o - Box Side Left
Skid-o - Box Side Base
Skid-o - Box Side Right