Relive the greatest adventure of our time with the Lord of the Rings Top Trumps Collectors’ Tin. Inside this stunningly detailed Eye of Sauron tin houses two exclusive Top Trumps packs: 30 Heroes of Middle-Earth and 30 of Sauron’s Forces.
Lord of the Rings fans will particularly love hearing the Black Speech of Mordor when they open the tin on Christmas morning! I was not really impressed with the sound quality as it was very fuzzy but it is good fun. Inside the tin, there is the speaker in a pink plastic holder. It was covered with a thin black plastic mould. Each time you opened the tin, it triggers the sound by a light sensor. Both kids loved opening the tin and listening to the sound saying “You can not hide” and laughing at it. I had no problems opening the tin, but it can be quite slippery and so some people with may struggle. It is suitable for ages 5+ and for 2+ players RRP £12.99
The instructions are printed on the outside of the packaging and one of the cards for easy convenience.
How to play:
- Deal all the cards face down equally among the players. Each player holds their cards face up, but only looks at their first card.
- The player to go first chooses their best stat (usually the highest) from their first card, for example power 20. Everyone reads out the same stat from their own first card.
- Whoever has the best or highest stat wins and collects the first card from all the other players, putting them, including their own, to the bottom of their pile. If there’s a tie, or no data is available for that stat, then all of those cards are placed to one side and the same player chooses again from their next card. The winner of that round also take the cards that were placed to one side.
- The winner of the round chooses the stat to use for the next round.
- The first player to hold all the cards wins the game.
I think this Lord of the Rings Top Trumps Collectors’ Tin definitely makes a great Christmas gift for any fans to collect or play! It is available at a very affordable RRP £12.99. It comes with a well presented box. It is also great to play while travelling as it’s light, easy to carry around (assuming you don’t use the tin) and doesn’t require electricity!
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.