“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