Happy Jones Families Game Review

When I was given the chance to review a family game I really couldn’t say no. We love to play games especially card games  so this Happy Families game from Go For It Games  includes the Go Fish gme as well seemed perfect.
Now I have an unusual surname and so was unable to get the game for my family name. It was pot luck which name I would get out of the list of the most popular 24 surnames and so I ended up with Jones!
I know a couple of Jones’s so will be fun teasing them with some facts I now know while I played the game about their surname.
The games have been redesigned especially for people with these surnames.
I love this idea – a personalised game. Great for kids to learn the origins and facts of their surname.
“Go For It Games are a small family enterprise specialising in really good little games and produce them in small quantities. Current ranges include card games for a special birthday milestone, games based on popular first names, and of course this one – popular surnames”
Jones Happy Families from Go For It Games

It’s one of those games you can take on holiday with you as it takes up hardly any room in your bags. They also make amazing little gifts.
Jones Happy Families game review
The cards are very bright and colourful with wonderful illustrations.
If you’ve had the pleasure of playing earlier versions of the card game Happy Families then you’ll know that the game is traditionally played with picture cards.
Those picture cards were divided into socially stereotyped professions (e.g. “Mr. Bun the Baker” etc). Those professions have been discarded in favour of something altogether more appropriate and enjoyable:
These new versions of Happy Families focus on the different stages and moments in FAMILY LIFE. Humorously illustrated, the new cards are divided into groups like “The Happy Family at Christmas” (complete with ironic references for adults), “The Happy Family on a Long Car Journey” and “The Happy Family with Teenagers”. From disastrous barbecue parties (think incinerated food, dogs stealing sausages etc) to joyous celebrations, this is the life of a real Happy Family sketched out in the most comical way.
Jones Happy Families - pictures of the playing cards

Mindful that families come in all shapes and sizes, the pack includes 4 optional blank cards that allow you (or more likely the kids) to create their own group of cards. Some choose to remodel the structure of the family whilst others go more lateral and make up groups of pets, pop stars or friends. If that doesn’t sound like you then you can ignore those cards and play straight out of the box

Here is a unique little Video for helping you to play the game!

Jones Happy Families Game


The 24 popular family surnames that are currently available are
Clark        Wilson      Robinson      Williams       Martin      Smith
Evans      Roberts     Lewis           Thompson    Moore      Taylor
Green      Jones        Harris           Thomas        Brown      Turner
Jackson   White         Hall               Johnson       Wright      Walker
You can find Go For It Games here on social media:
Go For it Games are on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/goforitgames/
And on Twitter – GoForItGames
The Happy Families range are priced at £6.99 per pack
If you would love to buy this amazing card game I can offer you as my readers a 10% Discount if you use the code:
(The code RACHEL10 will give you a 10% discount until the 24th December 2016.)
*I was given this game in exchange for a honest review. All thoughts and opinons are my own
A Cornish Mum
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  1. Margaret Gallagher
    9th September 2016 / 9:15 am

    This llok like a delightful game
    Not heard of this before

    • Rachel
      9th September 2016 / 3:47 pm

      Its great fun for all the family xx

  2. 20th June 2016 / 12:15 pm

    I love card games and happy families was always my favourite as a child 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix lovely

    Stevie x

  3. 18th June 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I have never seen a personalized game like this. That is really cool. I don't think my last name would make the cut though. This could make a cool gift though for someone whose last night fits the bill. #TribalLove

  4. 18th June 2016 / 10:50 am

    Ahhh! I was hoping they'd have my name as it's quite common… obviously not common enough. 🙂 x #triballove

  5. 17th June 2016 / 10:45 pm

    This looks so fun! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 17th June 2016 / 6:44 pm

    This is great – I've been coaxed into loving card games by my other half's family…unfortunately our Irish surname is not there though! xx #triballove

  7. 17th June 2016 / 3:37 pm

    Yep, we are on there. Damn common surname. Should have double-barrelled!

  8. 17th June 2016 / 9:38 am

    I'm a sucker for personalised things, unfortunately my surname isn't a popular one either so never find it!

    Lucy xx


  9. 17th June 2016 / 8:08 am

    It seems my surname isn't featured either, nor my partner's and A's. The games look fun though. #TribalLove

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