The Online Guide to Pocketeers

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In 1975, Palitoy released the original set of "Eight great Pocketeers" in the UK, under licence from TOMY.  Each one was an ingenious mechanical pocket game and came in a green packet featuring a unique cartoon name and character design.   Palitoy/TOMY went on to release 38 more Pocketeers.

Pocketeers are based upon Japanese Tomy Pocketmates which have been reproduced all around the world. In America and later in the UK, too, they were called Tomy Pocket Games. This site is a tribute to these innovative games.


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The UK Pocketeers List

The Complete Pocket Games List

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Pocketeer memories

Advertisements and Catalogues

Pocket Game Groupings


James Masters Home Page

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Also, look out for some of the games from my shop Masters Traditional Games. We have the following interesting and unique games:


Giant Games

Giant Jenga Giant Connect 4 Giant Chess Giant Draughts (Giant Checkers) Giant Ludo Giant Snakes and Ladders Giant Dominoes


Pub Games

Skittles Bar Billiards Bar Skittles Shove Ha'penny


Board Games

Pachisi Ludo Shogi Go Chess Chinese Chess Compendium of Games Backgammon


Garden Games


Table Games


Poker Sets



Tile and Card Games