Historical Heroes and Villains Top Deck Cards [Trumps Style Card Game]

A history trumps style card game based on historical heroes and villains.

The set comes with 24 cards which can be printed in colour or black and white. A back for the cards can also be used and printed back to back with the cards to complete the set. Laminate and keep as class sets to use as a lesson starter, plenary or for early finishers.

Includes 4 blank card templates for students to research other historical characters and make their own top deck cards.

How to Play

Ideally 2-4 people can play. Shuffle the pack of trump cards and deal them face down to each player. Each player holds all of their cards so that they can only see the top one.

The player to the dealer’s left picks a category from the top card in their pile and reads out the score value. For example, “Honesty - 4”.

The other players then read out their value for the same category. The player with the highest value wins and takes all the losing cards and places them on the bottom of their pile. It is then their turn to pick a category from the next card.

If 2 or more cards share the same value then all the cards are placed in the middle and the same player chooses again from the next card on their pile.

The winner of that round takes all the losing cards plus the cards in the middle pile.

The game carries on until one person has won all the cards.

Includes the following historical figures:

  1. Henry the VIII
  2. Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. Cleopatra
  4. Erik the Red
  5. Julius Caesar
  6. Joseph Stalin
  7. Mao Zedong
  8. George Washington
  9. Abraham Lincoln
  10. Blackbeard
  11. Joan of Arc
  12. Tutankhamun 24. Albert Einstein
  13. Benjamin Franklin
  14. Robin Hood
  15. Christopher Columbus
  16. Louis XIV
  17. Wyatt Earp
  18. John Locke
  19. Spartacus
  20. Socrates
  21. Genghis Khan
  22. Nero
  23. Paul Revere
  24. Albert Einstein

Clipart by:

Ron Leishman

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Created: Sep 23, 2019


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