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Sound Quartett

Oi oi oi for the seal


Happy Families as you know it of old and yet completely different, because this time you use sounds. At the start all players look at the animals together and decide on the suitable sound. Then each player chooses one of the double-sided animal cards -  horse, monkey, owl, snake, wolf or seal - the sound of this animal is his name for the game. Then each player is dealt five cards from the face-down stack.

Then – as the active player - you ask a player for a card, as usual, but in this game you have to accost him with his animal sound and then make the sound of the animal whose card you want – there are bee, elephant, donkey, fish, frog, cockerel, dog, cat, cow, lion, mouse, sheep and pig; if he has it, he must hand it over. You may go on asking for another card if you received the first one. If the asked player does not have the card, he makes a farting sound and put out his tongue at you, you must draw a card and your turn ends.

If you have collected a set, you say “Taterata” and then make the animal sound of the set and put it down on the table. If someone is out of cards, you win with most sets. The rules recommend to use only sets of three cards for this introductory game and to remove one card from each set from the game. If you decide to play with all four cards in a set, you are dealt seven cards at the start of the game.

A very witty and cute idea and a nice version for a classic game mechanics. Children love if, of course, because they can be really noisy and also display some very bad manners deliberately if they do not hold a card they are asked for. Nice family fun as a filler game.


Players: 3-6

Age: 5+

Time: 15+

Designer: Arthur Scholten / Sensalot

Artist: Gabriela Silveira

Price: ca. 7 Euro

Publisher: Ravensburger 2016


Genre: Set collection, animal imitation

Users: For families

Version: multi

Rules: de fr it nl

In-game text: no



Cute version

How does a fish sound?

Play with three or four cards in a set


Compares to:

All versions of Happy Families


Other editions:

Currently none


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Interaction (brown): 3

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