• Peter Berthoud

Speed 3rd Edition

Updated: Oct 16

Speed Card Game 3rd Edition, Pepys Series


First Published: 1948, Pepys Series

Illustrator or Designer: Not credited but assistance acknowledged


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet


Speed 3rd Edition Box Front With Thumb Cut
Speed 3rd Edition Box Front With Thumb Cut

There are 44 cards: 9 Aeroplanes, 9 Train, 8 Ships, 7 Motor, 6 Horses, 4 Lightning Cards and 1 Extra Turn.


Speed 3rd Ed cards, Aeroplanes: “Tudor 1”, de Havilland “Vampire”, Handley Page “Hermes”, Gloster “Meteor”, de Havilland “Mosquito”, Hawker “Tempest V”,  Short Bros. “Solent”, Taylorcraft “Auster Autocrat”, Bristol “Brabazon”

Speed 3rd Ed cards, Aeroplanes: “Tudor 1”, de Havilland “Vampire”, Handley Page “Hermes”, Gloster “Meteor”, de Havilland “Mosquito”, Hawker “Tempest V”, Short Bros. “Solent”, Taylorcraft “Auster Autocrat”, Bristol “Brabazon”.


Speed 3d Ed cards, Trains: “Golden Shuttle”, “Cornish Riviera”, “The Coronation”, “Golden Arrow Limited”, “Atlantic Coast Express”, Royal Scot”, “The Coronation” Showing Beaver Tail, “The Coronation Scot”, “Torbay Express”

Speed 3d Ed cards, Trains: “Golden Shuttle”, “Cornish Riviera”, “The Coronation”, “Golden Arrow Limited”, “Atlantic Coast Express”, Royal Scot”, “The Coronation” Showing Beaver Tail, “The Coronation Scot”, “Torbay Express”.


Speed 3rd Ed cards, Ships: “Athlone Castle”, H.M.S. “Vanguard”, H.M.S. “Formidable”, “Orion”, H.M.S. “Exeter”, H.M.S. “Cossack”, “Queen Mary”, “Queen Elizabeth”

Speed 3rd Ed cards, Ships: “Athlone Castle”, H.M.S. “Vanguard”, H.M.S. “Formidable”, “Orion”, H.M.S. “Exeter”, H.M.S. “Cossack”, “Queen Mary”, “Queen Elizabeth”.


Speed 3rd Ed cards, Motors: “Capt. Eyston’s “Thunderbolt”, Seagrave’s “Golden Arrow”, Campbell’s “Blue Bird”, E.R.A (Dobson),  “Austin Seven Racer”, “Tourist Trophy Race 1905”, Cobb’s “Railton-Napier”

Speed 3rd Ed cards, Motors: “Capt. Eyston’s “Thunderbolt”, Seagrave’s “Golden Arrow”, Campbell’s “Blue Bird”, E.R.A (Dobson), “Austin Seven Racer”, “Tourist Trophy Race 1905”, Cobb’s “Railton-Napier”.


Speed 3rd Ed cards, Horses (All Derby Winners): 1941 “Owen Tudor”, 1942 “Watling Street”, 1943 “Straight Deal”, 1944, “Ocean Swell”, 1945 “Dante”, 1946 “Airborne”

Speed 3rd Ed cards, Horses (All Derby Winners): 1941 “Owen Tudor”, 1942 “Watling Street”, 1943 “Straight Deal”, 1944, “Ocean Swell”, 1945 “Dante”, 1946 “Airborne”.


Speed 3rd Ed cards: Lightning Cards and Extra Turn Card

Speed 3rd Ed cards: Lightning Cards and Extra Turn Card.



There were at least three different sets of rules issued. In one set there is no mention of Castell Brothers and no address is given. In a variant, Castell Brothers are not mentioned but Bow Street and North Wallace Street addresses are given.


A third set of rules, not pictured, has "Published by Castell Brothers Ltd." on the front cover and Bow Street and North Wallace Street addresses. This third version also contains a misprint in the contents incorrectly stating that there are "8 Motor Cards". The only games advertised on the back page of these rules are: Kargo, Peter Pan and Dumbo. Many thanks to Malc Hutson for sharing this observation.


Game & Version Details





Speed 3rd Ed - Card Back



Speed 3rd Ed - Rules Front



​Speed 3rd Ed - Rules Contents



​Speed 3rd Ed - Rules Acknowledgements



Speed 3rd Ed - Rules Back



Games Advertised:

Horse Racing To-Night

Home Cricket

Horsie-Horsie

Dingbat Dominoes

I Spy

Wu Pee

Peter and the Wolf

Sylabex



Speed 3rd Ed - Variant Rules Front



Speed 3rd Ed - Variant Rules Back

Games Advertised:

Chase

Woodland Snap

Woodland Happy Families

Faraway Tree

Contraband

Snow White

Peter and the Wolf

Disney Wu-Pee

Mickey and the Beanstalk

Picture Dominoes

Sylabex

International Football Whist

I Commit



Speed 3rd Ed - Box Back With Title Card



Speed 3rd Ed - Box Top



Speed 3rd Ed - Box Side Left



Speed 3rd Ed - Box Base



Speed 3rd Ed - Box Side Right



​Speed 3rd Ed - Box Front With Flap