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# 210594 3-Apr-2017 12:36
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Back when I were a lad (70's), we had a card game at primary school that I can't remember the name of.


It was a competition type of game, where you had cards of (say) WW2 weapons with various statistics for the weapon specified- range, payload, crew, speed etc, and you had to call out one of these (say, range) to your opposition. If their weapon card had better statistics on that number they would win your card or you would win theirs. The winner of the game was the one with all the cards at the end.


There were a number of different sets, so one was WW2 land weapons, others were things like WW2 aircraft, tanks, or Korean/Vietnam/Cold-war era missiles, warships, and so on.


There was one kid at school who was a whizz at this. He memorised all the cards, and then would card count during the game so he always knew what he was playing against, and almost always cleaned up. We used to photocopy* the sets and glue the paper to fresh cardboard (weetbix packets) so we'd have enough cards to play with.


Does anyone know what these were, and is it possible to still get these anywhere?


*Photocopiers had just come out. Before this, there was the spirit duplicator, that used meths so the printouts (which were purple) always stank. Those duplicators were incapable of copying these cards so the timing was excellent!

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  # 1753684 3-Apr-2017 12:43
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Sounds like Top Trumps?


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  # 1753781 3-Apr-2017 13:49
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Off topic, but remember the meths smell and the toilet paper used very well, brings back memories :D



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  # 1753786 3-Apr-2017 13:51
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Top Trumps.


Used to have stacks of them when I was a kid in the 70's in England and found a couple of them a few years ago. My kids loved them.

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  # 1753837 3-Apr-2017 14:40
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Yusss. Top Trumps has come out trumps, and you can even still get them- although not the wargames stuff?!?


I will be getting a few packs for my own sproglets.


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  # 1753838 3-Apr-2017 14:44
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I used to have airplanes and machinery top trumps! War ships etc.


Lasted about a month or two before i had moved onto the next best toy hahaha. This was 2005 that it was the fad. Ive got about 2 cubic meters of kids stuff like this in storage. Could dig some out.


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