Top Trumps release Leicester version of classic card game

The Leicester version of the classic Top Trumps game

A classic card game that captivated millions of children of all ages now includes a version dedicated to Leicester and its attractions.

The new Top Trumps game – ‘Leicester: 30 Things to See and Do’ – features key Leicester landmarks and doubles up as a guide to features of interest.

Each of the 30 cards bear a special rating to reflect the importance of the attraction and indicate how ‘Leicester’ it is.

The game pits the likes of the Guildhall (dating from 1390) against Curve Theatre (built in 2008), the Clock Tower against Jewry Wall and the National Space Centre against the city’s leafy New Walk.

Each card carries a date and a distance from the Clock Tower, which is the deck’s Top Trump.

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.”

She added: “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 Friday priced at £5.99.