Alfred Marks Recruitment Consultants publicity playing cards published by Astra Games
C. W. Faulkner’s “Busy Families”, c.1903
This “Jeu de Familles” from the 1960s designed by Jean Bachès promotes Chambord glassware.
Cheery Families card game designed by Richard Doyle and printed by De La Rue & Co., Ltd, c.1893
“Comic Families” card game from Australia, c.1940s
“Cotswold Happy Families” created by Mary Gardiner and illustrated by Chris Rhodes, printed by Willow Press, 1997
“Country Craftsmen” Happy Families with illustrations by Mandy Hall, published for the National Trust by Dinosaur Publications Ltd, 1978
The Cow and Gate Happy Family game was issued around 1928 to promote nutrition products
“Das Lustige Familien Quartett” published by Eugen Schmidt K.G., Dresden, c.1930s
“Game of Doctor Busby“- anonymous manufacturer, c.1850.
The Game of “Doctor Busby” published by Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, c.1890.
El Negrito Pedro, children’s card game, Buenos Aires, Argentina, c.1950s
Jeu des 7 Familles Provinciales printed by Nisse, Croix-Lille, c.1930
Ferguson Happy Families card game was produced by Ferguson Electronics and printed by John Waddington Ltd in c.1960.
“Funny Families” card game manufactured by Woolley & Co, 1890s.
Happy Families is probably one of the most popular card games ever invented, with educational benefits relating to sorting and matching of sets, as well as early literacy and elementary genealogy, flowers or bird identification, etc.
Happy Families designed by A.E. Kennedy, 1930s
Tower Press “Happy Families” No.5367
“Happy Families” game published by Chad Valley c.1930 drawn in the slightly grotesque style of the Victorian era
Chad Valley “Happy Families” card game, c.1950
Hee Trading Co., Malaysia, manufacture board games, jig-saw puzzles, chess sets, games compendiums as well as card games such as Happy Families, Donkey and Snap.
John Jaques & Son (established in 1795) published a large range of popular parlour games, many of which have become classics.
In 1851 the games manufacturer John Jaques of London (founded in 1795) commissioned a set of drawings from John Tenniel, later Sir John, the chief cartoonist of Punch, for their new game of Happy Families.
“Jeu des 7 Familles” by Jeux et Jouets Français of Paris who took over Mauclair-Dacier in 1904
“John Bull”, the Capital English Game published by W. Cremer, c.1865.
“Jovial Families” card game published by A. Collier, London, c.1890
Happy Families game by “Laboratoires Modernes” promoting herbal products, c.1929
“Le Bossu de Notre-Dame” families card game published by Ducale (France Cartes), c.1998
“Les Artisans Tunisiens” Jeu de Sept Familles published by Éditions de la Mediterranée, Alpha S.A., Tunis
“Marché 7 Familles” Happy Families card game published by France Cartes
Chad Valley Happy Families originally designed by Max Pollock (1887-1943)
Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936
Merry Families published by Multum in Parvo Co., Ltd, from 1896
“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” Happy Families
The “Mustering of the Mustard Club” was one of many promotional items produced by Colman's for the Mustard Club which was launched in 1926.
‘Happy Families’ published by Nestlé in 1935.
Ottakar’s Happy Families designed by Chris Burke, 2000
The Pekka-game consists of family members of four, illustrating the stereotypes of Caucasian Finns with various occupations, each with their wife, daughter and son.
“Reshuffle” by Reetta Hiltunen, Finland, is a playing card installation stemming from the traditional Finnish children's card game Pekka-game or Funny Families.
“Toby’s Family Playing Cards” published by G. Heath Robinson & J. Birch Ltd, London, 1920s.
A series of card games for children published by Tower Press during the 1950s which evoke the optimism and love of fun of that era.
Vic Joc de Cartes, happy families quartet game, 1990
Published in 1933, this game celebrated the burgeoning passenger services by air around the world. Spears Weltflug Quartette was produced in German, Dutch and English versions.