Trumps Playing Cards
Trumps Card Games
Trumps has been a popular card game in the United Kingdom since the
1970s. Based on the classic card game 'War', Trumps is played by
choosing your best stat, trumping (beating) your opponent’s card, and
winning the entire deck.
Each pack of Trumps consists of a number of cards (usually 30 or 32), each of which features in-game characters based on related subject matter which are full of stats, pictures and educational and interesting facts. The game is ideal for multiple players and fits handily in a pocket so can be played anywhere.
How to PlayTrumps is ideal for 2-6 players. Simply deal out all the playing cards face down to the players. Each player holds their cards face up but is ONLY allowed to look at their top card.
The player to go first chooses their ‘best’ statistic (usually the
highest) from their trump card, e.g. “Top Speed 180 mph”. All other
players then read out the SAME statistic from their card. Whichever
player has the highest or best value wins the card from each player and
places them including their own to the bottom of their pile. The
winning player of that round then chooses the statistic for the next
During a round, if two or more cards ‘tie’ (or no data is available for that particular stat) then all of the trump cards are placed to one side. The same player then chooses again from their next card. The winner of this hand also takes the cards that were placed to one side.
The first player to win all cards is the winner!
Trumps is a great game for improving memory recall as the more familiar you are with the pack of cards the better chance you have as you will gain from knowing what particular cards have the best statistics compared to other cards. Our Trumps packs have pictures of popular subject matter and are packed with statistics and facts which will help your child improve their reading, maths, and social skills