• Peter Berthoud

Happy Families of the Nations

Happy Families of the Nations

(The twin Pink and Blue Boxes were released at the same time and are not separate editions, the cards and rules in both are identical.)


First Published: 1958, A Pepys Game, Pepys Series, Castell Brothers Ltd. St Cross Street, London

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet


Happy Families of the Nations Blue Box Front With Title Card
Happy Families of the Nations Blue Box Front With Title Card

There are 44 cards, 11 families of four cards each: Mr., Mrs., Miss and Master.


Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Spain and Eskimo families.
Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Spain and Eskimo families.

Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Greece and France families.
Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Greece and France families.

Happy Families of the Nations cards: The India and Sweden families.
Happy Families of the Nations cards: The India and Sweden families.

Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Italy and Japan families.
Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Italy and Japan families.

Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Holland and Austria families.
Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Holland and Austria families.

Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Arabia family.
Happy Families of the Nations cards: The Arabia family.

Happy Families of the Nations is an expanded version of Happy Families of the World 1st Edition.


In Happy Families of the Nations the cards are full size and not economy quality. The game was issued in two different coloured boxes, pink and blue, but the card backs in each are the same dark red and the rules are identical. All of the families from Happy Families of the World 1st Edition have been included using the same artwork and two new families, Japan and Sweden have been added.


Happy Families of the Nations was confusingly superseded by a third game, Happy Families of the World 2nd Edition, a totally redrawn game with different families.


The twin Pink and Blue Boxes were released at the same time and are not separate editions, the cards and rules in both are identical.


Game & Version Details




​Happy Families of the Nations - Pink Box Front With Title Card



Happy Families of the Nations - Card Back



Happy Families of the Nations - Rules Front



Happy Families of the Nations - Rules Back


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Happy Families of the Nations - Pink Box Back



Happy Families of the Nations - Blue Box Back



Happy Families of the Nations - Box Top



Happy Families of the Nations - Box Side Left



Happy Families of the Nations - Box Base



Happy Families of the Nations - Box Side Right



​Happy Families of the Nations - Box Back With Flap