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Using my trump card
Peppa Pig Top Trumps Activity Pack
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Peppa Pig Top Trumps Activity Pack
Advantages: well made, more than one game
Disadvantages: packet slightly flimsy
When we were planning our holiday this summer, knowing it included a four year old child and a three hour plane journey, I decided to stock up on things to do during the journey. One of the items I picked up before our trip was the Peppa Pig Trump cards set. I paid £3.99 for the set but more recently I have seen it available for the bargain price of £2.99.
The set isn't packaged like your traditional trump cards set. This one is packaged more like a card set in a cardboard box.
The box is made of averagely thick cardboard. I did find that an excitable child would rip the outer casing quite easily so something to be aware of when you're opening for the first time.
Thankfully the cards that are inside the box are made of durable covered card stock, with a plastic layer over the top to keep from tearing easily.
** Packaging Design **
I thought the packaging was bright and attractive to both adults and children alike when viewing on the shop shelves. The small box boasts five different games within the packaging which is a lot more than your average trumps game.
** Games **
You will find 28 cards inside the box, cleverly designed to distinguish between the five different advertised games included.
** Trumps **
Trumps are played as you would normally expect. Each card has different values against items such as Playtime, size, noisy and wisdom in Peppa's case. The trump cards are divided out between the players with the youngest going first. The player chooses their best value (out of ten in this game) and states it to the rest of the players (i.e. noisy = 10). If this beats all the other player's noisy values on their top card then the winner collects the cards in the round (2 cards if two people are playing etc).
The winner of trumps is the player who collects all the cards.
** Pairs **
Pairs is a memory game where you place the relevant cards face down on a surface and take it in turns to choose two cards. When a player finds two the same and make a pair they remove the pair from game play. The winner is the player with the most pairs once all have been found.
** Take 5 **
Take 5 is a quick game where each player takes five cards and has to search through them to match in pairs. The winner is the player who has the most pairs from their five cards.
** Spot the Difference **
Take two of the same cards designed for spot the difference and spend some time searching for the differences in the pictures.
** Observation Quiz **
Some of the cards have questions and answers on them. All relevant to Peppa Pig and any young fan would have no trouble in answering the questions.
** Parent's Perspective **
I was pleased to see that we had more than one choice of game included in this pack. It was easy to see which cards were meant for which game, and it also meant that when my daughter was bored of one game we could quickly switch without too much fuss and play something else with the same cards.
I liked the fact that the cards were well made and durable. They didn't appear to bend easily and were a good size for smaller hands to hold.
The games themselves were overall a great idea. I wasn't sure of the point of the Take 5 game, as it seemed to last only about 30 seconds to complete, but we had the most fun with the trumps and spot the difference.
Overall I think this is a great idea for when travelling as it takes young minds away from boredom, the set is easy to carry, not heavy and will fit in many handbags.
Summary: a great idea for travelling