Monday, 17 March 2014

The Political London Trump Card Game – Your Next Two Playing Cards!

To tie-in with this month’s Political London theme here on both The Daily Constitutional and the London Walks Podcast, here’s our… Political London Trump Card Game!

Collect The Set!

Print Them Out!

Play The Game!

Each card will have a Prime Minister or President represented in the form of a statue, plaque, street name or pub sign from somewhere in London. 

Instructions on how to assemble your card game, and rules for play are listed below. We'll post the rest of the deck over the next few weeks. Happy collecting! 



Card No.4



Wilson’s dynamic campaign saw him sweep away 13 years of Tory government in the wake of the Profumo scandal in 1964.

It is a sadness that, these days, Wilson is remembered for both devaluation of the pound and the perceived paranoia of his later years in office.

His achievements as a social reformer were manifold – the Open University, abolition of the death penalty, forward steps on gender equality, decriminalisation of homosexuality – all of these were achieved in Wilson’s periods of office.

He played a walk-on part in the news this weekend with the death of Tony Benn, who, as the decidedly less proletarian Anthony Wedgewood Benn (or Wedgie as his colleagues called him) played the role of Mandelson to Wilson’s Blair when those two New Labour stalwarts were still in short pants.





Card No.5



Described by the UK government’s website as a “wildly popular” Prime Minister (in an era today when most of them struggle to be mildly popular) Pitt reputation seems disproportionate to his period in office: a mere two years as PM. Yet he is held by some to be the greatest PM of the 18th Century. His son, William Pitt (the Younger), also became PM, being one of only two father-and-son teams to hold the top job. (The other being George (1763-65) and William (1806-07) Grenville.)






Instructions

Download the image above. This is the face of your playing card. Print the image on a piece of card then cut it out carefully. When you have collected the set then you are ready to play The Political London Trump Card Game!

The Back of Your Cards

Print the image at the bottom of this post on a piece of A4 card – this is the back of your playing card. One A4 sheet should make three cards.



Rules of Play:

1. Deal the cards, an equal number to each player
2. The player who has voted for the greatest number of winning Prime Ministers/Presidents in real elections goes first.
3. Select a category and read out the stat on the card. If the number is higher than the corresponding number on each opponent’s card, then that player wins all the cards in that round.
4. The player continues selecting categories of her/his choice until s/he is defeated, at which point the new winner takes her/his turn to call out a category.
5. The winner of the game is the player who holds wins off of her/his opponent’s cards.

• In the event of a tie at the end of any round – i.e. one or more players having the same stat – then all the cards from that round are placed on the table and a new round is played. The winner of that round wins both the cards from that round and the cards from the previous round


NB. IN THE “AGE WHEN ELECTED” CATEGORY, THE HIGHEST NUMBER WINS. WE ARE BEING DEFIANTLY AGEIST IN FAVOUR OF OLD FOLKS. UNFAIR? THEN WRITE TO YOUR MP.

IN THE “SCANDAL RATING” CATEGORY, THE HIGHEST NUMBER WINS. WE ACTIVELY ENCOURAGE POLITICAL SCANDAL IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD STORIES. ANY POLITICAL GEEK WHO SAYS THEY DON’T LIKE A POLITICAL SCANDAL IS LIKE AN ICE HOCKEY FAN WHO SAYS THEY DON’T WATCH ICE HOCKEY JUST FOR THE PUNCH-UPS – I.E. A LIAR.



This is the backing for your Political London Trump Game playing cards – print it out on A4 and then print your cards on the other side!



Click HERE for card no.1.

Click HERE for card no.2.

Click HERE for card no.3.


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