Win-A-Lot (1st & 2nd Editions)
Updated: Apr 12
Win-A-Lot, A Pepys Card Game
First Published: 1951 Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., St. Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited
Contents: 26 Cards, Indicator Board, 5 Counters (4 small, 1 large), 100 Share Certificates (20 each of 4 Companies), £1,720 in Pepys Currency + Rules Booklet
There are just 26 cards: 6 each for 4 companies, Oil, Diamonds, Gold, Rubber plus 1 Bull and 1 Bear card.
The only difference between the two edition's share certificates is that in the 2nd Edition the "5 Shares" certificates are distinguished by a white Number 5.
On the left is the 1st Edition Indicator Board with 4 small counters and 1 large counter, beneath that are 20 Pepys currency £1 coins. On the right is the 2nd Edition Indicator Board. Both editions used the same metal counters and coins. Paper currency changes colours from the 1st to 2nd editions. Both editions have exactly the same cards and boxes.
The small counters are the same as those used in Horsie-Horsie and the coins and large counter are the same as those used in Housing Drive.
A de-luxe version of the 2nd Edition was produced in a red velvet covered box with golden dividers. The contents are the same as a regular 2nd Edition copy of the game.
The de-luxe version of the 2nd Edition
Game & Version Details
Win-A-Lot 1st Ed - Box Contents
Win-A-Lot 1st Ed - Paper Currency
Win-A-Lot 1st Ed - Rules Front
Win-A-Lot 1st Ed - Rules Back
Win-A-Lot 2nd Ed - Box Contents
Win-A-Lot 2nd Ed - Paper Currency
Win-A-Lot 2nd Ed - Rules Front
Win-A-Lot 2nd Ed - Rules Back
Win-A-Lot - Card Back
Win-A-Lot - Box Top Side
Win-A-Lot - Box Side Left
Win-A-Lot - Box Bottom Side
Win-A-Lot - Box Side Right