The first Saturday back from our summer holidays in Spain, we resumed our weekly family board games night, to hour eldest daughter’s great delight. 🙂 We introduced to her our brand new Happy Families game that we had got for her over our holidays.
As a child, I had always enjoyed this game and it had been on my games shopping list for a while.
We had one of those great family times and all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Pre-requisites: Deduction skills; Reading skills can come in handy too.
Number of players: 2-5
- Give out 5 cards to each player.
- The rest of the deck of cards serves as a “pool”, sitting in the centre of the table.
- Playing clockwise, the youngest player starts by asking another player of his/her choice for a card s/he needs to complete a family in his/her possession. If s/he gets the card in question, s/he gets to request a new card from the players. Otherwise, s/he gets to draw a card from the pool.
- As families are reunited, they must be placed down facing upwards in front of the player. The player with most reunited families wins.