Updated: Sep 4
Wild Life Card Game by Philip Wayre, Pepys Series
(The twin Red and Blue boxes were released at the same time and are not separate editions)
First Published: 1963, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., St. Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Philip Wayre
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet
There are 44 cards, 11 animals each have 2 different photos and there are 2 cards for each photo.
Wild Life cards: Coypu, Crossbill, Eagle Owl, Fallow Deer, Fox.
Wild Life cards: Fox, Hare, Otters, Macaws, Malabar Squirrel
Wild Life cards: Woodchuck, Sun Bear
Wild Life was the only Pepys game that used colour photographs. The photos were taken by Philip Wayre at the Norfolk Wildlife Park at Great Witchingham that he and his wife Jeanne had founded in 1961.
Philip Wayre MBE appeared as a naturalist on both the BBC and ITV. Today he is perhaps best remembered for the key role he played in the helping to save otters from extinction in Britain, you can read his obituary here. And Remembering Norfolk includes personal recollections of Norfolk Wildlife Park and a short film featuring Philip Wayre.
Game & Version Details
Wild Life - Card Back
Wild Life - Rules Front
Wild Life - Rules Back
Wild Life - Box Back Red
Wild Life - Box Back Blue
Wild Life - Box Top
Wild Life - Box Side Left
Wild Life - Box Base
Wild Life - Box Side Right
Wild Life - Box Back With Flap