Advantages A classic card game re-launched, highly collectable, easy to play and lots of fun !!!
Disadvantages None !!!
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The very first deck of TOP TRUMPS cards were released in 1977 by DUBREQ (the toy company that made the Stylophone). In 1982 the company was taken over by WADDINGTONS who continued to produce TOP TRUMPS until the early 1990s.Many people assumed that Top Trumps (like the Stylophone) had become a thing of the past ... something you could maybe pick up at a car boot sale and show your kids what you used to play with when you were younger. Infact, some of the early sets have become so collectable that they sell for crazy prices on auction sites such as eBay !!!
In 1999, however, a whole new generation were introduced to TOP TRUMPS when they were re-launched. Toy Company WINNING MOVES had bought the rights to the game itself and to date they have produced some of the most stunning decks of TOP TRUMPS cards ever released. The key to their success was simple ... they kept the gameplay the same as it always had been but chose some of the most popular themes form the world of entertainment and media to base their decks on.To date, WINNING MOVES have produced TOP TRUMPS cards based on ...
Comic Books (including DC, Marvel and the Beano)
TV Shows (including The Simpsons, Doctor Who, 24, Top Gear and Bratz)
Premier League Football (including Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea)
Entertainment (including The X-Factor, Movie Stars, WWE Wrestling and Smash Hits)
Movies (including Lord Of The Rings, Transfomers, Narnia and High Schol Musical)
On each card there is a image of a specific character from the Clone Wars Animated TV Series. Each card features a detailed character biography as well as the usual statistics and data that enables Top Trumps gameplay. The 6 sets of statistics that the Clone Wars set uses are as follows - Jedi Powers, Sith Skill, Agility, Age, Authority and Firepower.In addition to this, the deck also has the following features;
IG Lancer Droid
Obi Wan Kenobi
Super Battle Droid
At the start of this review I mentioned that many of the vintage decks of Top Trumps that were released in the Seventies and the Eighties have now become rare and much sought after collectables. I also beleive that many of the more recent TOP TRUMPS decks will also be become extrememly sought after in a few years time. This is because many of the newer sets were either 'Limited Editions' or 'Exclusives' that were only sold for a brief period of time. In addition to this, owning a deck which contains a SUPER TOP TRUMP CARD (cards usually available at events or as cards available through special offers) will also add not only to the fun of the game itself but to the value of the deck to collectors !!!
Reading the detailed character biographies is a great way of encouraging the development of Literacy skills whilst selecting, presenting and comparing the numercal data and statistics clearly relies Numeracy skills. The game also involves a great deal of interaction and communication ... encouraging positive social skills whilst learning through play.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!
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Manufacturer: Winning Moves
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