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Children’s Card Games (231)

June 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Le jeu de 7 familles” (the game of seven families) is a popular French children’s card game. It never caught on in the US, for some reason. The deck contains seven families, each comprising parents, grandparents, son, and daughter. The objective, naturally, is to collect all six of one family. The decks often have a theme; this one, which I guess is from the ’60s (no date is given) is devoted to aviation: balloon, helicopter, dirigible, rocket, airplane, glider, and parachute. Each family, when reunited, can be fitted together into a sort of frieze. My scanner is too small for all six, but here are the father and mother of the dirigible family.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamie // Jul 16, 2017 at 11:43 am

    You never showed me that!

  • 2 Doug // Jul 16, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Here it is!

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