• Peter Berthoud

Happy Families of the World (1st Edition)

Happy Families of the World


First Published: 1954, A Pepys Game

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited


Contents: 36 Cards + 1 Rules Card


Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) Box Front With Thumb Cut
Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) Box Front With Thumb Cut

There are 36 cards, 9 families of four cards each: Mr., Mrs., Miss and Master.


Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Austria and India Families.
Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Austria and India Families.

Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Italy and Spain Families.
Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Italy and Spain Families.

Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Holland and Eskimo Families.
Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Holland and Eskimo Families.

Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Arabia and France Families.
Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Arabia and France Families.

Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Greece Family.
Happy Families of the World (1st Ed.) cards: Greece Family.


Happy Families of the World (1st Edition) 1954 was revised and released as Happy Families of the Nations in 1958. The economy sized cards were increased in size and two new families Japan and Sweden were added, otherwise the cards and artwork are the same.


A third game, Happy Families of the World 2nd Edition was confusingly published in 1963, that has completely new artwork and new families that don't appear in either of the games that went before.

The only publication detail to be found in the game is " A Pepys Game" on the box, there is no mention of Castell Brothers and no address given.


Game & Version Details



Happy Families of the World (1st Ed)- Card Back



Happy Families of the World (1st Ed) - Rules Card Front



Happy Families of the World (1st Ed) - Rules Card Back



Happy Families of the World (1st Ed) - Box Back



Happy Families of the World (1st Ed) - Box Top



Happy Families of the World (1st Ed) - Box Side Left



Happy Families of the World (1st Ed) - Box Base



Happy Families of the World (1st Ed) - Box Side Right



​Happy Families of the World (1st Ed) - Box Back With Flap