Top Trumps - VOLCANOES


Some of the most catastrophic natural occurrences on the earth have now made their way into the Top Trumps packs released recently. The STREVA Project, a collaboration of volcanologists from the Universities of Plymouth, East Anglia, and Oxford, collaborated on the development of this project. When they came up with the concept of utilising Top Trumps as a vehicle to educate people about the horrific path of devastation left by previous eruptions and the potential havoc that may be caused by future eruptions, they received a lot of support.

Top Trumps, which was first played in 1978, was a card game that was popular with both adults and children in the United Kingdom throughout the 1970s and 1980s, particularly among boys, who used it as a popular playground diversion. The themes covered tended to be representative of this, and included military gear, ways of transportation, and racing automobiles. It was common for the packs to be priced in such a way that youngsters could accumulate fresh packs by collecting pocket money for a few weeks.

Top Trumps was first introduced in 1978, with eleven distinct packs costing for 50p each and being marketed by a firm called Dubreq. The game has been around since then. Dubreq was also well-known for his invention, the Stylophone. Dubreq was acquired by Waddingtons in 1982, and the company continued to produce packets until the early 1990s. Packs from this time period are now considered collectible.

Product Specifications
  • Ages: 3+
  • Size: 13.7 x 8.7 x 0.9 cm
  • MPN: 1640
  • Batteries: N/A
  • Weight: 110 g
  • EAN: 783327830559