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Baby Animals

Card Game
2011 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This Baby Animals edition of Top Trumps features 30 different animals from puppies to squirrel monkey infants. Players compete against each other in the categories Mummy’s Tummy (gestation period), Weight at Birth, Independence, Mischief and Cuteness.

The game:
Top Trumps is a competitive card game which first became a craze in school playgrounds in the mid 1970s. The game developed from ‘quartets’, which had a similar objective: to beat your opponents and win all the 40 or so cards.

Sold for pocket money prices, in the early days Top Trumps was marketed mainly to boys, and the military-focused subjects included cars, planes and trucks. In 1982, Waddingtons took over the brand and determined to broaden the game’s appeal, introducing decks featuring cats and dogs as well as horror characters, football teams and prehistoric monsters.

In 1999 Winning Moves relaunched the brand, producing smaller decks of only 30 cards and tying the games in to popular culture. They now produce packs for every major event, TV series and film release.

Rules of the game:
At the start of the game, all the cards are dealt out equally between players. Each card contains statistics such as speed, weight, length etc. The starting player calls out the category that he/she feels will ‘trump’ the other players, and then lays the card face up. The remaining players show their cards and the one with the highest score wins, and takes all the cards. The player that holds all of the cards is the winner.


Object details

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Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Case
  • Cards
TitleBaby Animals (manufacturer's title)
Brief description
Top Trumps card game in case, Winning Moves, 2011
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Gift of Winning Moves
Summary
This Baby Animals edition of Top Trumps features 30 different animals from puppies to squirrel monkey infants. Players compete against each other in the categories Mummy’s Tummy (gestation period), Weight at Birth, Independence, Mischief and Cuteness.

The game:
Top Trumps is a competitive card game which first became a craze in school playgrounds in the mid 1970s. The game developed from ‘quartets’, which had a similar objective: to beat your opponents and win all the 40 or so cards.

Sold for pocket money prices, in the early days Top Trumps was marketed mainly to boys, and the military-focused subjects included cars, planes and trucks. In 1982, Waddingtons took over the brand and determined to broaden the game’s appeal, introducing decks featuring cats and dogs as well as horror characters, football teams and prehistoric monsters.

In 1999 Winning Moves relaunched the brand, producing smaller decks of only 30 cards and tying the games in to popular culture. They now produce packs for every major event, TV series and film release.

Rules of the game:
At the start of the game, all the cards are dealt out equally between players. Each card contains statistics such as speed, weight, length etc. The starting player calls out the category that he/she feels will ‘trump’ the other players, and then lays the card face up. The remaining players show their cards and the one with the highest score wins, and takes all the cards. The player that holds all of the cards is the winner.
Collection
Accession number
B.246:1,2-2011

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Record createdApril 13, 2012
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