Happy Families designed by A.E. Kennedy, 1930s
C. W. Faulkner’s “Busy Families”, c.1903
“Das Lustige Familien Quartett” published by Eugen Schmidt K.G., Dresden, c.1930s
“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” Happy Families
This “Jeu de Familles” from the 1960s designed by Jean Bachès promotes Chambord glassware.
Happy Families game by “Laboratoires Modernes” promoting herbal products, c.1929
“Brighter Families” promotional card game for Cosmos Lamps (Metrovick), 1930
Ferguson Happy Families card game was produced by Ferguson Electronics and printed by John Waddington Ltd in c.1960.
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.
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.
The Cow and Gate Happy Family game was issued around 1928 to promote nutrition products
“Marché 7 Familles” Happy Families card game published by France Cartes
Alfred Marks Recruitment Consultants publicity playing cards published by Astra Games
Chad Valley Happy Families, 1914
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.
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.
Reshuffle by Reetta Hiltunen, Finland, is an enlarged playing card set/installation, containing 48-pieces of individual card characters stemming from the traditional Finnish children's card game titled Pekka-game or Funny Families.
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.
Cheery Families card game designed by Richard Doyle and printed by De La Rue & Co., Ltd, c.1890
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.
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.
Vic Joc de Cartes, happy families quartet game, 1990
El Negrito Pedro, children’s card game, Buenos Aires, Argentina, c.1950s