• Peter Berthoud

Skid-o

Updated: Sep 4

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


Skid-o Box Lid Front
Skid-o Box Lid Front

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)

Skid-o cards: Speed Cards - Move, Pull Out & Skid
Skid-o cards: Speed Cards - Move, Pull Out & Skid

Skid-o cards: Speed Cards- Acceleration and Control cards - Turn & Hard Over
Skid-o cards: Speed Cards- Acceleration and Control cards - Turn & Hard Over

Skid-o: Speedway Track
Skid-o: Speedway Track

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



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Skid-o - Box Top Side



Skid-o - Box Side Left



Skid-o - Box Side Base



Skid-o - Box Side Right