There are a number of classic games from my childhood that are still much loved over 40 years later. I’ve been reliving my childhood with a game that always had my younger brother and I pitting our wits against each other. This time around, I’m up against a very shrewd 7 year old, who doesn’t believe in losing! We’ve been going retro with TOP TRUMPS, a really classic game from the 1970’s that my brother and I loved playing, just as much as my son does now.
TOP TRUMPS has relaunched six of their classic games in a new style of case and I just knew that we had to take a look at the Exotic Sports Cars and Crazy Cars games. As both my son and I love motorsport, it seemed like a good choice. The other titles relaunched are Fantasy, two different Horror packs and Top Strikers, which I can see being popular with many a football fan, young and old this Christmas.
Being as big a Ferrari fan as his mother, I knew the Exotic Sports Cars TOP TRUMPS would grab my son’s attention.
The card games are designed for anyone aged 6 years and over to enjoy and are really easy to play. Shuffle the cards and divide equally amongst the players face down. In this house my son always seems to get to go first, everyone turns their top card over, but only so they can see it.
Call out what you think will be your best stat on the card to hand, all the other players respond with the details for that particular stat from their own top card, and the highest number wins all the cards in that round, and adds them to the bottom of their pile. Whoever won that round, gets to pick the next stat and the winner is the person with all the cards at the end of the game.
Going retro with TOP TRUMPS has been so much fun. The game is easy to pick up and play anywhere. We’ve taken games on holiday before and I’ve popped a pack in my handbag to keep my son amused in the car or on the train. It’s a great way to get him reading without feeling that it’s ‘work’, counting and understanding more about any given subject.
From our beloved Ferrari F40, through to the Morgan Plus 4, Vector Twin Turbo and the classic TVR 400 SE, the TOP TRUMPS Exotic Sports Cars set has gone down well here.
Next up we’ve been having fun playing TOP TRUMPS Crazy Cars. We’ve got to look at the California Sundance which looks uncannily like Lightning McQueen, through to Mike the Mouse which looks more like a land speed record contender than a certain mouse we all know and love.
I have to admit to getting rather excited when the Porsche 917 Le Mans came up in my hand. It took me straight back to my childhood and the models my Dad used to make. Beautiful looking car. I had hoped that my age and experience would give me an upper hand, but my son is a canny TOP TRUMPer, not unlike his Uncle. The face says it all doesn’t it!
Priced at £4.99 going retro with TOP TRUMPS isn’t going to break the bank, and the game makes an ideal stocking filler for kids of all ages, including us slightly older, but no less competitive models. You can see the full TOP TRUMPS range over on the TOP TRUMPS website and I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate links below for the Retro range for you.
disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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