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New Top Trumps game puts spotlight on Leicester

Published on Thursday, April 27, 2017

A POPULAR card game that has captivated fans of all ages since the 1970s now includes a version that is dedicated to Leicester and its attractions.

The new Top Trumps game – ‘Leicester: 30 Things to See and Do’ – pits the Guildhall (dating from 1390) against Curve Theatre (built in 2008), the Clock Tower (five decorative details) against Jewry Wall (one decorative detail), and the National Space Centre (Top Trumps rating: 96) against the city’s leafy New Walk (Top Trumps rating: 75).

Each of the 30 playing cards also bears a special rating of blue ducks to reflect the attraction’s ‘ey up me duck’ status and indicate how ‘Leicester’ it is.

Deborah Hunter of the city council’s Arts & Museums Service said: “These new Top Trumps cards are a fun way to learn about Leicester’s 2,000-year history.

“The game will encourage people to discover the buildings and places that link us with the past – and it also makes a unique souvenir for visitors and a great gift for anyone who knows our city.”

The new game – which includes a special city map – will go on sale at the Visit Leicester information centre and at New Walk Museum from 3.30pm tomorrow (Friday 28 April), priced at £5.99.

It joins two other Top Trumps games with Leicester connections that are already available. King Richard III features in a ‘Top 30 Moments’ game, while Leicester’s National Space Centre is included in a ‘Play & Discover’ pack.

People popping in to Visit Leicester from 3.30pm tomorrow (Friday) will be able to take part in a city centre quiz, with a free prize draw for young people aged between seven and 15. The winner will receive a goody-bag including a pack of the new Top Trumps cards.