The founder of Ariel Productions, Philip Marx, was a prolific publisher of children’s books and comics towards the end of and just after the Second World War.
Round the World Happy Families by Chiefton Products Ltd of Bristol, c.1950s.
Bass & Bass ‘Jeu des Familles’ made by Franz-Josef Holler, Münich, 1989.
“Familias de 7 Paises” card game published by Naipes H. Fournier S.A, Vitoria, 1979.
Gibbs Happy Families card game promotion, both full sized and miniature versions, c.1946.
Naval and Military Families produced by Prince and Princess Louis of Battenberg, printed by Ernst Nister of Nuremberg, c.1905-10.
Round the World Families published by the London Missionary Society, c.1945.
Parkinson’s Happy Families published by Parkinson’s of Doncaster, confectioners established in the early nineteenth century.
“Dartmouth Happy Families” printed by Tozer & Co, 1989 to raise funds for Dartmouth Swimming Pool.
Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936.
“Les Artisans Tunisiens” Jeu de Sept Familles published by Éditions de la Mediterranée, Alpha S.A., Tunis
The Game of “Doctor Busby” published by Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, c.1890.
“Cotswold Happy Families” created by Mary Gardiner and illustrated by Chris Rhodes, printed by Willow Press, 1997.
“Reshuffle” by Reetta Hiltunen, Finland, is a playing card installation stemming from the traditional Finnish children's card game Pekka-game or Funny Families.
“Country Craftsmen” Happy Families with illustrations by Mandy Hall, published for the National Trust by Dinosaur Publications Ltd, 1978.
“Le Bossu de Notre-Dame” families card game published by Ducale (France Cartes), c.1998.
“Happy Families” game published by Chad Valley c.1930 drawn in the slightly grotesque style of the Victorian era.
“Das Lustige Familien Quartett” published by Eugen Schmidt K.G., Dresden, c.1930s
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
Ferguson Happy Families card game was produced by Ferguson Electronics and printed by John Waddington Ltd in c.1960.