Wednesday, January 06, 2010

compare the meercack

One of the many pleasurable things I did over the Christmas break was rediscover a couple of much-loved card games.
  • Firstly, Uno, which I remember playing a lot as a teenager - in fact Uno is a (very) slightly more complex version of another card game called Whot! which I remember from even further back, and which is apparently also still available.
  • Secondly, you remember Top Trumps, right? Everyone had some of these back in the 1970s and 1980s; mainly transport-related, though there were a few sport- and wildlife-themed ones as well. I definitely had the Hot Rods pack, and no doubt a few others. (Amusingly, the German editions seem to have been called Top Ass.) Anyway, Doug and Anna managed to find a new twist on the old theme with the cleverly-named Plop Trumps, which, as the name suggests, are all about poo, so in addition to being fun (poo being inherently amusing) are also highly educational. So if you want to, say, compare the meerkat with some other things (see below), then, well, you can. Simples.

7 comments:

nicola said...

UNO is a big hit in France, and I play it with about ten others every French Christmas (can you say Uno! with a french accent: go on, give it a try).

The Plop trumps looked great: I'm not particularly surprised that you played this with my brother.

But my goodness, and you know it, you should have been playing poker. Although with the cats sitting on the table, that would obviously have been somewhat of a challenge, nigh on mission impossible.

Emma said...

I do remember Top Trumps going on a bit. Although possibly it's something one might pleasurably rediscover as an adult.

everlands said...

I would have called it "Top Dumps"

electrichalibut said...

Well, I don't know about that; It's not the most sophisticated game in the world and it can go on a bit. In that respect it's a bit like Beggar-My-Neighbour which we also used to play a lot. It was mainly the poo-related information that kept the interest levels up.

electrichalibut said...

"Top Dumps". Excellent. Or "Plop Lumps". Or "Cop Rophilia". I'll stop now.

everlands said...

Or you could have one about farts, and call it ... er... 'Top Trumps'

I'll get my coat.

Darrell W. Morehouse said...

Just having fun, is the electricity flow of imaginations.

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