Spotlight on… Top Trumps

25 May

If you haven’t been ‘trumping’ your opponents since about the age of six, then where have you been? Top Trumps have now racked up a dizzying 50 million packs sold, throughout Europe,USA,Australia and Japan. For those of you that somehow don’t know, in Top Trumps you basically have to choose the best stat from a card, and cross your fingers that have beaten your rival. If you win, you get their card, and you keep going till you’ve won the entire deck.

However, there are three things you might not know about the famous game:

  1. The original Top Trumps were launched in 1977, and covered thrilling topics such as ‘military hardware’ and ‘modes of transport’!
  2. Many of the packs have become sought after collectors’ items, but the rarest is the ‘wedding pack’ distributed by the director of Winning Moves (the maker of the Top Trumps games) to guests at his wedding.
  3. You can get Top Trumps on your mobile! Yes, that’s right, here at Connect2Media we have teamed up with Winning Moves to bring you a series of the classic games, starting with 007 and NBA.

Shaken not Stirred

007 The Best of Bond, the first game to be released in the mobile series, celebrates the longest running film franchise in cinema history. It covers every official Bond movie ever made and includes iconic characters from Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, to Miss Moneypenny and Goldfinger.

Mark Hauser, Commercial & Licensing Manager for Winning Moves, said:

 “Bond is one of our most popular properties and works perfectly as a Top Trumps game. The mobile version is bound to appeal across the board as the Bond franchise is as strong today as it was in 1962 when the first movie hit the big screen”. 

Ballin’

Our newest release is Top Trumps NBA, and features 30 giants from the greatest league in the world, with up-to-date official stats. Great for tuning up your basketball knowledge – for example did you know that Andrea Bargnani from the Toronto Raptors is a massive 7 foot tall? You certainly wouldn’t lose him in a crowd!


Listen to Will Luton and Daniel Twomey from Mobile Pie talking about the development of the game in their ‘developer’s diary’ below:

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15 Responses to “Spotlight on… Top Trumps”

  1. connect2media May 26, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    To win one of two Top Trumps packs simply tell us which is the rarest pack ever made… clue: read the blog above!

    All correct entries will be put in to a draw and decided on Tuesday 31st May. UK only. For other T&Cs see: http://ow.ly/53lpS

    • Paul May 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

      I also believe it is the ‘Wedding Pack’
      Regards
      Paul

  2. Nick Burns May 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    It wouldn’t happen to be the Wedding Pack by any chance would it?

    Cheers, Nick

  3. Helen Hodson May 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    The “Wedding Pack”

    • connect2media May 31, 2011 at 9:37 am #

      Congratulations Helen! You are one of the winners of the Top Trumps competition 🙂 We have contacted you on Twitter with details on how to claim your prize!

  4. Russell hide May 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I also think it’s the wedding pack

  5. Michelle Shelley Bruce May 30, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    The Wedding Pack.

  6. Lynn Tibby May 30, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    The Wedding pack

  7. Jules Naybur May 30, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    The wedding Pack x

  8. will tunnicliffe May 30, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    The “Wedding Pack”.

  9. Ken Brown May 30, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Definitely the “Wedding Pack”. Wonder what the categories were on that one.

  10. Tracy Padgett May 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    The wedding pack is the most rare.

  11. JOANNE SAUNDERS May 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    The wedding pack 😀

  12. hazel christopher May 30, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    The Wedding Pack

  13. connect2media May 31, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Thanks for your entries everybody! The competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winners Helen Hodson (who entered above) and Stuart Coulson who entered via Twitter.

    Look out for more competitions soon!

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