LONDON, December 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Many of us will remember playing Happy Families in our childhoods with our grandparents, or an elderly aunt. We can no doubt recall some of those classic family members, such as Mr. Bun the Baker, Mr. Chip the Carpenter or Dr. Dose.
Those characters were from the 1800s. Are they still relevant in 21st-century Britain?
Blighty Brands is set to drag the classic game into a new era, introducing the new Politically Incorrect Happy Families . Meet some of the new characters that represent modern-day Britain with all its diversity:
- Mr. & Mrs. Dole and their family - our benefits claimants;
- Ms. & Ms. Janey-Stitcher - they are our single-sex couple with two beautiful daughters;
- The Sterling family are our fat-cat bankers with a very privileged lifestyle;
- The Kowalskis are from Poland. Mr. Kowalski is a plumber; and
- The Starrs are our reality-TV family, dreaming of celebrity status.
Politically Incorrect Happy Families are proudly designed and made in Great Britain. They are available now for just £8.95 a pack from amazon.co.uk.
For more information, take a look at our website: http://www.blightybrands.co.uk .
The history of Happy Families
The original Happy Families were devised by Jean Jacques II, a French Huguenot immigrant to the United Kingdom, with designs thought to be by Sir John Tenniel, who was an illustrator for Punch magazine. They were released in time for The Great Exhibition of 1851.
The rules of the game are very simple. All the cards are dealt out to the players at the start of the game. Taking turns, players ask their competitors if they have certain family members to match a character they are already holding. As a family is completed, they are placed face-down on the table. The player with most completed families is the winner.
SOURCE Blighty Brands