• Peter Berthoud

Happy Families of the World (2nd Edition)

Happy Families of the World Card Game (2nd Edition)


First Published: 1963, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., St. Cross Street, London

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet


Happy Families of the World (2ndt Ed.) Box Front With Title Card
Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) Box Front With Title Card

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


Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Arabia and Austria Families.
Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Arabia and Austria Families.

Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Eskimo and Haiti Families.
Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Eskimo and Haiti Families.

Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Zulu and Korea Families.
Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Zulu and Korea Families.

Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: India and Italy Families.
Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: India and Italy Families.

Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Lapland and Spain Families.
Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Lapland and Spain Families.

Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Japan Family.
Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.) cards: Japan Family.


Confusingly Happy Families of the World 2nd Ed. has totally different artwork to Happy Families of the World 1st Edition and Happy Families of the Nations (these last two do share much of the same artwork).


In this 2nd Edition of Happy Families of the World, it must be said that more family members do look genuinely happy than in either of the games that preceded it. In several cases all the members of the same family are even smiling together, something you won't find in the other games.


The pack featured here was part of Rex Pitts' personal collection.


Game & Version Details



Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.- Card Back



Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.- Rules Front



Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.- Rules Back


Games Advertised:

Woodland Happy Families

Woodland Snap

Jacques' Happy Families



Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed.- Box Back



Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed. - Box Top



Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed. - Box Side Left



Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed. - Box Base


Envelope Style


Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed. - Box Side Right



​Happy Families of the World (2nd Ed. - Box Back With Flap