Here we have a Top Trumps bird game for you, thanks to Mrs Altoft for finding it. Can you remember how to play Top Trumps? The rules are below. You will need to print the cards to play (preferably onto card). If you don’t have a printer, I have added some questions below the the first set of cards that you can have a go at answering instead.

To start the game, shuffle and deal all the cards face down. Each player holds their cards so that they can see the top card only.

The player to the dealer’s left starts by reading out a category from the top card (e.g. Height, value 5) The other players then read out the same category from their cards. The one with the best or highest value wins, and that player collects all the top cards, including their own, and moves them to the bottom of their pile. It is then their turn again to choose a category from the next card.

If two or more cards share the top value or data is not available for that particular subject then all the cards are placed in the middle and the same player chooses again from the next card. The winner of the hand takes the cards in the middle as well. The person with all the cards at the end is the winner.

  1. Which bird is a maximum of 42cm long?
  2. What is the UK population on blackbirds?
  3. How much does a robin weigh in grammes?
  4. How many birds lay a maximum of 5 eggs?
  5. Two birds each have 9 letters in their names, what are they?
  6. Which bird has a Big Garden Birdwatch position of 6?
  7. Which bird can lay the most number of eggs?
  8. NGSAIRTL is an anagram of which bird’s name?
  9. What year did the collared dove begin breeding in the UK?
  10. Which bird has a UK population of 5.9million?

Post your answers as a comment on the blog post or email them to me. I will post the answers on Friday. Why not write your own set of questions and send them to me or test your family?

Top Trumps

4 thoughts on “Top Trumps

  • I think Tom and I have guessed all the birds in your garden and we are just about to play top trumps! We are loving your ideas.
    From Mrs Ledingham

  • We have also enjoyed bird spotting in our garden. We even saw 2 Bullfinches the other night on the fence. Class 2 can you find out what Bullfinch looks like?

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