Do you remember playing Top Trumps when you were little? I remember playing them at school. All the boys used to play them all the time. When I received a Marvel Avengers Assemble pack in our Blog On goodie bags in September I was really excited to play a game with Jack. Even Neil was excited because he also remembered them from being a child.
Top Trumps is a card game published in 1968. Each card contains a list of numerical data, and the aim of the game is to compare these values to try to trump and win an opponent’s card. A wide variety of different packs of Top Trumps have been published over the years. Neil remembered some of the Retro packs we have received.We have been sent three of the retro pack to review Jacks favorite is the Fantasy pack. Neil however loves the strikers one as he is football mad. It’s been great to see them play together and laugh and talk about old footballers.
Top Trumps is a really simple game to play so can be played by people of all ages. Its lightweight and compact so perfect to pop in you pocket or bag if you are off out somewhere. Its been a great way to get Jack reading even though its just a few words its helps.
Below is a picture of what the Strikers cards look like and the format Top Trumps cards take. Some of the newer ones have more to choose from making it harder to win all your opponents cards.
You can purchase Top Trumps for around £5 per pack from toy shops and also direct from Winning Moves
When I was looking at other packs I came across this awesome Liverpool 16/17 season pack. This is certainly on the Christmas list for Neil and Jack as they are massive Liverpool Fans. They also have other top flight teams which I better not mention.