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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”
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.
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.
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
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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