I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
In my family we love all games and even have a weekly family game night. Lately Big Sis has really been into card games. In the game of cards, a trump card is the one that wins the hand. Top Trumps is a series of themed card decks that give kids a winning hand in school! They gain reading skills, learn new words and retain new facts while boosting their number skills by comparing heights, weights, dates or rating scales. The decks are small enough to fit in your pocket so kids (and adults) can play anywhere!
With themes that range from Harry Potter to Star Wars each illustrated card in the deck boasts facts and figures that youngsters from 6 to 12 comprehend then negotiate in friendly competition as they shout out their newly learned stats and trivia.
Each deck is played the same – shuffle and deal all cards face down. Each player holds their cards so that they can see the top card only. The player to the dealer’s left starts by reading out a category. The one with the best or highest value wins and that player collects all the top cards. After round and round of play, the person with all the cards is the winner.
This video shows how to play in just 35 seconds!
It can be a fast paced game since you are calling out the category you want to compete in and then you each throw down your card to compare the number. Some nights we are super busy so I like having these quick games so we can still play a game as a family but it won’t keep us all night. These games are addictive in a fun way because the girls want to constnatly play…even without good ol’ Mom’s help. I like seeing their growing independence and Top Trumps definitely gives them that.
There are over 60 decks in the U.S. just visit the site to see all their decks! There’s something for everyone!
At their low price these make great gifts and the holidays are not far off and these would easily slide into a stocking. Top Trumps is a game everyone can really get into.
Giveaway Winner: Shane A.