Updated: Jan 11
The Perishers Card Game, A Pepys Game
First Published: 1974, A Pepys Game by Castell Larby Ltd. Deer Park Road, London
Illustrator or Designer: Dennis Collins/Maurice Dodd
Contents: 42 Cards + 2 Rules Cards
7 sets of 6 cards. Each set of 6 features a Perishers character with their own colour background, Wellington - Blue, Marlon - Green, Grumpling - Dark Orange, Maisie - Pink, GB Calcutta - Light Orange and (Old) Boot - Red. (Old) Boot's cards all have the same image, the other characters have 7 different images.
The Perishers was a Daily Mirror comic strip that first appeared in 1959. For most of its life it was written by Maurice Dodd and drawn by Dennis Collins. For an excellent history of the strip see this archived page. for a visual bibliography of the many Perishers books visit Tony's Trading .
The copyright notice © DMN/FILM FARE refers to Daily Mirror Newspapers and FilmFair. The former owned the Daily Mirror where The Perishers were published and the latter the film company who produced The Perishers animated series. I imagine that FilmFair was misspelt and under-spaced because somebody got the name confused with Fine Fare a major British supermarket chain of the time.
If the game was intended as a TV tie-in then Pepys must have been disappointed, The Perishers animations weren't screened on the BBC until 1979, five years after the game's release.
Game & Version Details
The Perishers - Card Back
The Perishers - Rules Card 1
The Perishers - Rules Card 2
Round the World
Speed Jaques Snap
Tom and Jerry Snap
Jaques Happy Families
Woodland Happy Families
Goal WiId Life
Little Grey Rabbit
The Perishers - Box Back
The Perishers - Box Top
The Perishers - Box Side Left
The Perishers - Box Base
The Perishers - Box Side Right
The Perishers - Box Back With Flap