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Woodland Happy Families - Gibsons Editions

Updated: Apr 6

Racey Helps Woodland Happy Families, Pepys Series


First Published: 1984, by Gibsons Games, London SW19

Illustrator or Designer: Racey Helps


Contents: 44 Cards + Folded Rules Sheet


Woodland Happy Families - Box Front

Woodland Happy Families - Box Front


Woodland Happy Families is one of the Pepys games that Gibsons retained when they took over the brand in 1984. To compare the Gibsons version with the original Pepys editions and view all the cards see the page here.


Pre 2006 Gibsons cards with a full bleed front design.

Pre 2006 Gibsons cards with a full bleed front design.


The first card designs from Gibsons are full bleed, as in the original Pepys game, with the images going right to edges of the cards but post 2006 editions of the Gibsons version have a white border added.


Post 2006 Gibsons cards with a white border.

Post 2006 Gibsons cards with a white border.



The game is still in print and copies of this and other Pepys Series games can be bought direct from their publisher Gibsons Games.


The latest versions of the four remaining Pepys games that Gibsons publish all have their thumb cuts on the rear of the box. Woodland Happy Families and Woodland Snap also have the newest version of Gibsons logo and the boxes bear a UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark. The copyright attributions for these games are to both Gibsons Games Ltd. and to John Jaques & Son Ltd.


Woodland Happy Families - Purchased online direct from Gibsons in January 2023.


There was an earlier Gibsons edition of the game without a Barcode on the box, I will add an example to this page.


The postcode on the base of the post 1984 edition below relates to Gibsons Games when they were trading from: Unit 9/Greenlea Park, Prince Georges Road, London, SW19 2RB


For details of all the games Racey Helps illustrated for Pepys click this link.


Game & Version Details

Woodland Happy Families - Post 1984 Edition

Woodland Happy Families - Post 2006 Edition


Box Front

Box Front


​Box Front

Box Front


Card Back

Card Back


 Card Back

Card Back



Rules Front

Rules Front

Rules Cards x 6

Rules Cards x 6


The address for Gibsons Games is  London SW19

Rules Back

The address for Gibsons Games is London SW19


Box Back, Brown CE Mark & Barcode Serif Typeface No Address

​Box Back, Brown

CE Mark & Barcode

Serif Typeface

No Address


​Box Back, Brown CE Mark & Barcode Sans Serif Typeface Address: Gemini Court, Sutton SM1 4AF

​Box Back, Brown

CE Mark & Barcode

Sans Serif Typeface

Address: Gemini Court, Sutton SM1 4AF


Box Top The box is unvented.

Box Top

The box is unvented.


Box Top The box is unvented.

Box Top

The box is unvented.


Box Base London SW19 2RB

Box Base

London SW19 2RB


Box Base

Box Base



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