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Free Printable Card Game - Animal Trumps
Printable Animal Cards
On this lens there are 40 printable cards to download which when put together create an animal trump card game. This game is a version of the classic "Top Trumps" series; a version that I have created and is available on this lens and nowhere else.
When I was young I loved playing trump cards with my friends and memorized loads of obscure facts from the cards. My favorites were the cowboys and horror packs. We used to play these card games constantly, even during lessons, trading the cards under the table while we were doing our schoolwork!
When I worked as a teacher I created this animal trump card game in order to help my students learn about animals and to create an enthusiasm for animals. Here I have decided to offer this printable card game for free.
I hope you enjoy playing my free animal trump card game, and please, no fighting over who is the winner!
Let Us Know If You Have Ever Played Trump Cards Or Not
Have you ever played trump cards?
Instructions On How to Print the Animal Trump Card Game From This Page
Every module of this lens contains a single jpg image of 4 printable cards. Simply follow these instructions.
1. Click on the image source link below the pictures and you will be taken to the image displaying the cards at full size.
2. Right click and select "Save picture as".
3. Select an appropriate place on your hard drive to save the files to.
4. Click "Save"
5. Print the cards at your leisure.
The printable cards are best printed on stiff card or onto paper and then laminated. In fact the latter will produce a more durable set of playing cards.
This Top Trumps pack features a wide variety of animals that all have one thing in common; they are all predators. Compare the way they catch and kill their prey in order to out trump your opponent. This is a professionally made pack from the Top Trump brand and is perfect if you are looking for animal trump cards and do not wish to download and print my version.
Animal Trump Cards - How To Play The Game
The trump card game is for 2 or more players
1. Shuffle and deal out all the cards to the players face down.
2. The players hold their cards so that they can see only the top card.
3. The player to the dealer's left begins by reading out a fact from the top card (e.g. Top Speed 40kph). The others then read out the same fact. The one with the highest value wins and places all the cards won in that round, including their own, to the bottom of their pack. It is then their turn again to choose an item from the next card.
4. Sometimes 2 or more cards will share the top value. In this case all the cards in that round are placed in the middle and the same player chooses again from their next card. The winner of the hand wins the cards in the middle as well.
5. The player with all the cards at the end is the winner.
If this is not clear enough the two young ladies in the video clip below will show you how to play.
How to Play Trump Cards - Video Tutorial
Watch this video clip featuring the Top Trumps card games to learn more about how to play. When I was their age I used to love this game too.
Here Are The Ten Sets Of Animal Trump Cards To Download And Print
I have prepared ten sets of four cards for downloading and printing. Each set is based on a loosely grouped set of animals that form a "family" with each group having a different colored background. The ten "families" are;
- Baleen Whales
- Big Cats
- Dogs & Foxes
- Elephants & Hippos
- Even-toed Ungulates
- Marsupials & Monotremes
- Odd-toed Ungulates
- Toothed Whales
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Apes
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Baleen Whales
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Bears
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Big Cats
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Dogs And Foxes
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Elephants & Hippos
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Even-toed Ungulates
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Marsupials & Monotremes
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Odd-toed Ungulates
Printable Animal Trump Cards - Toothed Whales
Which Group Of Animals From These Sets Do You Like The Most?
Which of the animal families featured in my printable animal trump game do you like the best?
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