Happy Families

Happy Family Rules

Happy Family is a card game for 2 to 5 players. The game has cards of 7 different families, each composed of 6 members. The goal of each player is to gather as many families as possible.

How to win?

The player who gathers the most families wins the game.


  • 42 cards

Set up

  • Shuffle and distribute the cards.
  • Each player must have 7 cards in hand.
  • The rest will form the deck.
  • Each player groups their cards by family.
  • The youngest player starts.
  • Play clockwise.

How do you play?

  • Ask the player of your choice for a family member that you do not have.
    Example: In the “Baker” family, I would like the son.
  • Be careful! You can only ask for a member of a family that you own.
  • If you get the card, continue playing.
  • If you do not get the card, draw and end your turn.
  • Caution! If a player has the card you want, he is obliged to give it to you.

Reunite a family

  • Gather all 6 members of a family.
  • Call out “Family” and put the 6 cards in front of you.
  • Play again and ask for a new card.

End of the game

As soon as all 7 families are formed, the game ends.

Rules in PDF

Discover the Happy Family rules in PDF.