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Top Trumps (often shortened to Trumps) is a card game.


There are many Trump games. Trumps feature (normally) 30 cards with (normally) 6 stats. They have a subject eg. Marvel Comics. And some trumps are mixed with other card games such as ordinary playing cards and Quartets. Each attribute is followed by a number and usually, highest wins. Some packs of trumps feature descriptions to give information on the certain cards title.

All the cards are dealt among the players. There must be at least two players, and at least one card for each player. The starting player (Normally the person to the left of the dealer) selects a category from his or her topmost card and reads out its value. Each other player does the same. The winner of the round is the one with the highest (or otherwise best) value for the chosen item. That player wins the topmost card of all the other players and places them at the bottom of his pile. He then chooses the category for the next round. In the event of a draw, the cards are placed in the centre and a new category is chosen from the next card by the same person as in the previous round. (Some house rules require that the same category be chosen for the round following a draw.) The winner of that round obtains all of the cards in the centre as well as the top card from each player.


Top Trumps have been going for many years. They originated from the game 'Quartets'. In 1999, Winning Moves took over the world of Top Trumps releasing mainly licensed packs as opposed to the previous companies focusing mainly on unlicensed including fantasy and horror packs. But the world has been changed, everyone after the latest fad such as Power Rangers, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings and The Simpsons.

However there is still hope for the unlicensed classics as Winning Moves still spend some of their time making it. And there's always a chance that other companies will still produce them.

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