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    Jeu des sept familles

    Hi there !

    Please help me with this : jeu de sept familles
    Seven families cards deck ?

    Thank you so much

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    Re: Emergency : Jeu De Sept Familles

    Seven families card game, I think.

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    Re: Emergency : Jeu De Sept Familles

    I'm not sure I understand that. 'Seven families card game'...? Is it a game played between a few friends - or do you need seven families to play?
    Please correct my errors. S’il vous plait, corrigez mes erreurs.

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    Re: Emergency : Jeu De Sept Familles

    I've found it! It's
    Happy Families

    I quote: This British version of the game is played with a special pack of 44 cards depicting the mother, father, son and daughter of eleven families. In the French Jeu des Sept Familles version, each family has six members including two grandparents, so that the seven families make up a 42-card pack. (source)

    See also this.
    Please correct my errors. S’il vous plait, corrigez mes erreurs.

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    Re: Emergency : Jeu De Sept Familles

    in English it's called "Happy Families"

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    Re: Jeu des sept familles

    Thank you so much!
    Let's say a Happy families card game ?

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    Re: Jeu des sept familles

    I disagree, as it is not the same game, don't make changes, just translate whenever possible.

    Found it on an U.S. website for 5.95 USD

    http://www.eurekapuzzles.com/shop/ad...keywords=seven

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    Re: Jeu des sept familles

    the link does not work

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    Re: Jeu des sept familles

    How you translate it is going to depend entirely on your context: it may be quite appropriate to "localise" it for an English-speaking audience by calling it "Happy Families", or it may not.

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    Re: Jeu des sept familles

    And when you're actually playing the game how do you ask for cards? In French we say "Dans la famille untel je voudrais le fils"
    My guess "I'd like the So and So son". What do you think?

    Thanks

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