Wednesday, 6 April 2011
horror top trumps 1978
When the Top Trumps themed card games first came out in 1977, they were an instant hit in the playground, albeit better known for arguments about the apparent random scoring of the various cards rather than any sense of cunningly designed gameplay.
The Horror two-pack series, headed by a Christopher Lee Dracula and a Devil Priest, made such arguments pretty puny when it came out a year later, what with trying to work out exactly what a Venusian Death Cell was or how big a maggot had to be to be that scary.
Issued in 1978 they were highly sought-after then, and still go for about £50 on eBay (*mint* packs only), despite being reissued (the cards glow in the dark, no less). Top tip, kids: mix up the packs and get monsters battling Harry Potter characters, Top Gear presenters or Disney princesses. The monsters will win.