Produced in the mid-1930s as part of the Pepys series of card games of England, I Commit was invented by the then-popular British novelist and Broadcaster Laurence Meynell. Promoted as a “new, skillful and thrilling Crime Club Card Game,” I Commit is composed of 53 beautifully illustrated cards divided into a variety of categories that include Criminals and Master Criminals, Motives and Master Motives, Opportunities and Master Opportunities, Clues and Master Clues, and, of course, the Police Force.
The object of this card game is for each player to dispose of cards in their hands while collecting as many counters as possible. All of which can be done by:
- Committing a crime;
- Arresting those involved in a crime;
- Declaring a posse of inspectors;
- Founding a police college; and
- Exposing a nest of criminals.
The I Commit card game is in great vintage condition. The game box shows minimal signs of wear, but it has “AO/M” and “3/9” written in pencil on its front side. The illustrations of the game cards are vivid and masterfully created, and the cards are free of tears, creases, frayed edges, and wear. The rules booklet is a bit tattered on the first page and shows small signs of rust where the original staple is. The accompanying photographs show the condition issues of the card game.
I Commit makes for great crime-solving game play for the entire family and would serve as a delightful gift. Collectors of vintage card games, especially those who collect games from the British Pepys series or crime-themed games, will want to add this to their collections.