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Virtual Top Trumps

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The idea is simple we all liked top trumps at school . Why stop now? Forgot your cards no problem here is the solution. You need at least 3 of you to play, the more the merrier.

You all think of a person and the last rounds winner thinks of a category, like fatness or wealth or Hair rating. It would be considered bad form for the winner to fix it to choose a favourable category. It is probably not a good idea to include the players in the game as this could turn nasty. The more ridiculous the categories the lower the chances that you might get fired, beat up or failing your finals etc by one of the losing cards.

PainOCommonSense, Jun 02 2004

(?) Dr Who trumps http://www.bbc.co.u.../trumps/index.shtml
On-line entertainment par excellence. [DrBob, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The Original and Best IMHO http://www.halfbake...Mate_20Top_20Trumps
[gnomethang, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

themanwhofellasleep top trumps http://www.themanwh...m/trumps/index.html
featuring Julie Burchill, Jesus, Karl Malden and beards [calum, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       //It would be considered bad form for the winner to fix it to choose a favourable category//

Hmmm! So how are you ever going to get a winner?
DrBob, Jun 02 2004

       //It is probably not a good idea to include the players in the game as this could turn nasty.//
Alternatively, this is exactly the point. See Link.
gnomethang, Jun 02 2004

       [GnomeThang] I had a search for Top Trumps but didn't find the one you posted Thanks! I admit it is very similar to the polaroid game but a bit less complicated and no need to worry about crumpled photos with blood stains. Also it is sometimes difficult to get all the university students or company staff on polaroid, although there are some great company internet sights with all the employees gormless faces on it.   

       [DrBob] It is no fun to win every time. In fact the idea is not so much winning but laughing at the fatness, or bad hairdo's of your fellow collegues, mates. You win by consesus. Each round the group all call out the names of the people they guessed and the previous rounds winner announces the category (he/she has to have thought about the category before he heard the names otherwise it makes it too predictable).
PainOCommonSense, Jun 02 2004

       //It is no fun to win every time//

Pah! Only a softy, loser could say that!
DrBob, Jun 02 2004

       can I suggest a set of Top Donald Trumps for starters?
neilp, Jun 02 2004

       [Dr Bob] As your a born winner you get to chose the category.   

       I see your Donald Trump and call Louis Armstrong.   

       [Dr bob] name your card. Others feel free to chip in with random celebraties or HB bakers.
PainOCommonSense, Jun 02 2004

       I name Buster Bloodvessel - and the category as Size of Tongue.
DrBob, Jun 02 2004

       Unlucky Dr Bob, I have Gene Simmons from Kiss!
gnomethang, Jun 02 2004

       Trumped! I've got Jamie Oliver.
calum, Jun 02 2004

       Oooh! - The fat tongued bastard! (allegedly)
gnomethang, Jun 02 2004

       Ok New Round [Calum] think of a category. My personality is that orange twat Kilroy Silk.
PainOCommonSense, Jun 03 2004

       Well if orange is the catergory i take David Dickinson, would beat Kilroy on catchphrases as well as Orangeness
engineer1, Jun 03 2004

       Oh right, I see. Each player of the game has to declare their chosen "card" before the category is called. I was taking it that a category was called and *then* the players had to think of a person with a high rating in this category. I'm not trying to denigrate your idea any but I think the latter structure works better because it doesn't always result in the category winner winning (as has been pointed out by the good Dr). The former method also allows for creative interpretations of the category meaning.   

       The category is Orangeness. I play "Ian Paisley"   

       Acutally, perhaps it would be better if the players take it in turns to pick categories. Or the categories are written on paper beforehand and drawn at random from an enormous purple velvet bag, by a bawdy scullerymaid.   

       Yeah, I could see this being reasonably comfortably shoe-horned into a student union/post pub Channel 4 quiz show format.
calum, Jun 03 2004

       I think that you're allowing yourselves to be led astray by the incidental use of 'orange' in POCS anno. So I'll go for Neil Kinnock who is more of a has-been former Labour MP, had more of a television disaster than Kilroy-Sick (sic) and is also a fishcake so beats him for orangeness (just to hedge my bets a bit).
DrBob, Jun 03 2004

       That's Right [Dr Bob] We should wait till the votes are in (or in this case till about 4 folks post their guess) Then the previous winner reveals his category. Obviously it is down to sportsman ship that he doesn't change his mind after he hears all the suggestions. But if the category is Extreme bloody minded Orangeness then I guess Ian wins hands down [Calum].   

       Think of your Personality, then your random cateogory.... Got it (don't tell anyone yet and try not to win)   

       My personality is Jessica Fletcher from "Murder, She Wrote"...
PainOCommonSense, Jun 04 2004

       Calum quick get talking ot channel 4 they will need a ratings winner in 9 weeks or so.
engineer1, Jun 04 2004

       A new level reached in my halfbakery membership. An idea that has a link to one of mine. Wahey.
ChewTheBeef, Jun 04 2004

       Wow there is a scary thought. Roll out the Grade C Celebs complete with various categories and have Human Top Trumps. These grade C celebs turn up on Banzai so I don't see why they would have any quarms about being assigned 7 for Fatness or 3 for popularity. Just so long as they get the cash.
PainOCommonSense, Jun 04 2004

       See link. Not virtual but certainly random.
calum, Jun 07 2004


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