Updated: Dec 30, 2022
Wild West Card Game, Pepys Series
First Published: 1964, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., St. Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Brian Tucknutt, Inventor & Illustrators Not Credited.
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet
The pack consists of 15 Cowboy cards, 15 Outlaw cards, 3 Sheriff cards and 11 Hold-Up cards.
In Pepys, The Story of The Company and its Games 4th Ed.,Rex Pitts includes copies of original correspondence between Brian Tucknell and Castell Bros. Ltd.. Brian Tucknell devised the game, known initially as 'Gunfight'. Pepys commissioned an (unnamed) artist to illustrate the cards and published it under the name 'Wild West'. The letters between Brian Tucknell and Castell also reveal the quantity sold between 1964 and 1974, the initial fee paid and Brian Tucknell's "meagre" annual commission.
Brian Tucknell created other card games, Board Game Geek contributors have identified three.
Game & Version Details
Wild West - Card Back
Wild West - Rules Front
Wild West - Rules Back
Wild West - Box Back
Wild West - Box Top
Wild West - Box Side Left
Wild West - Box Base
Wild West - Box Side Right
Wild West - Box Back With Flap