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Reproduction Family Card Games

Submitted by on October 25, 2010 – 3:14 pmNo Comment

The reproduction family card game set made for a lovely family afternoon, for very little cost (the cards were just £4.99) and we had hours of fun!

Buy online: Lakeland Ltd

Price £4.99

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Initial thoughts: This took me immediately back to my childhood when I opened these cards!  I recognised the design of the cards, which looks quite quirky and retro now but at the time they seemed ‘old fashioned’ to me (aged 9!)   My mum once had Happy Families and Snap hanging around the house so it was nice to introduce my kids to them.  Whilst they know Snap very well, they had never played cards much before, so it was nice to teach them.

We liked: I gathered the family together for a card playing afternoon – my two children (8 and 3) and my husband, and Grandma and Grandad came too!  It took about 5 minutes to get everyone organised and go over the rules, but when we started playing it all came back to us quite quickly.  My husband and I had to help out our two children with their ‘hands’ and as ‘Grandma’ can be quite competitive, it was fun to catch her out and try to win each round!  Old Maid was not a game we were familiar with, having never played before but it was easy enough to pick up and we all had a great time!

We weren’t keen: There wasn’t anything about the product itself that had a downside, although I would say that on the packaging it gives a “Suitable for age 6 and up” guideline, but my 3 year old managed brilliantly in the Snap game on his own, and only really needed a bit of help from ‘Mum’ on the other two, so don’t rule out the younger ones when playing these games!

Overall: This card game set made for a lovely family afternoon, for very little cost (the cards were just £4.99) and we had hours of fun!  It was nice to show my children games that I had played as a child and my parents loved the ‘retro’ style of the cards’ design.  It reminded them of old ‘seaside postcards’ from the Fifties!

Nadine [Time Management Mum]

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