I really feel that Top Trumps should need no introduction; the card game has been popular in the UK since the 70’s and 80’s and is still going strong. Relaunched by Winning Moves in 1999 it continues to go from strength to strength. The game is simple as players aim to ‘trump’ their opponents card by beating a particular statistic. The cards which come in a multitude of themes carry fun facts, are easy to take anywhere and make the perfect stocking gift and fit a pocket-money budget!
We consider ourselves quite the experts when it comes to games and toys at the moment and as written in our Christmas in July round-up believe this to be a winner. It involves and engages the whole family with quick, easy and effective game play.
As a family we love playing Top Trumps and this game really sorts out the arguments because whilst it comes with 6 sets of Top Trumps cards it’s interchangeable with any decks you already own. Now Madam can put in Hello Kitty, E Sports Stars or similar, Daddy can have Star Wars and everyone’s happy.
It also makes for a sped up and more focused game which is a huge bonus when you’ve said they can have one last game yet they both know their ultimate trump card so can keep a game going round in circles for hours!
In this game the aim is to be the first to earn 9 pegs which gives you the most cards in the final play off. The spinner decides the action of the round which works simply either you get pegs, steal pegs, play a round determined by the spinner, a round chosen by yourself, high low against yourself or a quick draw single card with everyone. When playing a round you only use 3 cards, both eliminating draws which is one of the key things that speeds the game along.
Oh and the button is fun to press too – here’s Master E who currently seems to fancy himself as a QVC presenter showing you just how easy this is…
We absolutely love it and although we received ours free of charge for review would happily pay the RRP of £24.99 for a game that’s going to be so regularly played. All the packs you need to play are included but if you want to add one of your favourites from this year’s new packs including, One Direction, Monster’s University, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Disney Planes or any of the other array of options Top Trumps offer – individual packs retail around £4.99.
The Top Trumps Website is full of fun for children, we’ve only just discovered Top Trumps Universe where your child can create a character and play online tournaments completely free. What’s great is you’ll also be sent any news about Top Trumps and competitions they’re hosting but whilst you wait why not enter below where I have 3 packs of Monster’s University Top Trumps to giveaway to lucky readers…
Competition Closes at Midnight on 15th August and Full Terms and Conditions are on the Rafflecopter widget.