Wizard of Oz, The
Updated: Sep 17
The Wizard of Oz, Card Game
First Published: 1940, Anonymous, but Registered to Castell Brothers Ltd.
Illustrator or Designer: After MGM Studios
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Leaflet
Wizard of Oz Box Front with Title Card
There are 44 cards in 4 suits (red, green, blue, black) of 11 cards.
The cards feature images and characters from the film including Judy Garland as Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, the Munchkins, the Witch and The Wizard.
The Wizard of Oz Cards - Red 1 to 9
The Wizard of Oz Cards - Red 10 to 11, Blue 1 to 7
The Wizard of Oz Cards - Blue 8 to 11, Yellow 1 to 5
The Wizard of Oz Cards - Yellow 6 to 11, Red 1 to 3
The Wizard of Oz Cards - Red 4 to 11 + Card Back
The game is based on the 1939 MGM film the Wizard of Oz based on L Frank Baum's book.
Rex Pitts confirmed that Wizard of Oz was registered to Castell Brothers in May 1940, see also Film Fantasy.
MGM are not mentioned on the box or in the rules but the MGM Logo of "Leo" the Lion with the Latin motto ARS GRATIA ARTIS (Art for Art's Sake) is featured on the card backs.
Game & Version Details
Wizard of Oz - Card Back
Wizard of Oz - Rules Front
Wizard of Oz - Rules Back
Wizard of Oz - Box Back
Wizard of Oz - Box Top
Wizard of Oz - Box Side Left
Wizard of Oz - Box Base
Wizard of Oz - Box Side Right
Wizard of Oz - Box Back With Flap