TOP QUARKZ
A Science Superhero Card Game
Ages 8 - 108
Price: £7.50
What's in a pack of Top Quarkz
42 cards
One deck of Top Quarkz has 43 hand-drawn cards. One card contains the rules of the game
40 Superheroes
Each pack is bursting with the superpowers of 40 international superheroes.
1 added flavour
We have an additional card that spices up the Top Quarkz gameplay.
Ages 8 to 108
Of course you can play this with younger children but this game is ideal for the ages of 8 and over
Our Cards Explained
We have packed a lot into our cards - from amazing imagined superpowers to biographical information and hidden treasures.
Each card has one or more hidden treasures about our superheroes' life experiences, depictions in art, jobs or discoveries. Can you find them all? Mary has two. (1) The background of her card is the Golden Cap outcrop, the very same background can be found in the 1842 Portrait of Mary Anning. (2) Mary had a lucky escape when she was a baby, the woman carrying her was struck by lightning.
Current location: Our superheroes' locations are tied to events or discoveries in their lives. Mary Anning is somewhere in the Mesozoic era. Why? She discovered a complete plesiosaur skeleton, which is a Mesozoic marine reptile.
Superpower: Superpowers are selected based on the superhero's field and discoveries. Here we picked Fossilization as Mary was a famous paleontologist and fossil collector.
Sidekick: All great superheroes have a sidekick. As children, Mary and her brother Joseph went fossil hunting to supplement the family's income.
Weakness: Every superhero has a weakness. For Mary it is asteroids. Sadly for the dinosaurs a 9km wide asteroid thumped into the earth contributing to their extinction.
Passion: Uncover the superheroes passions - inventions, interests or discoveries. Mary's discoveries included the first Ichthyosaur skeleton. These were large marine reptiles that lived 250 million years ago.
Card Categories
Our superheroes have day jobs. We share a short bio so you can learn about these amazing people and their discoveries. Each superhero will have a fact-file where you can learn and discover more about them - check out Mary's here
Biography
Remarkablz Hidden treasure(s)
How to play
1) Deal the cards face down and hold them so only you can see the top card

2) The player who starts and reads out a value from their top card and places it in the centre (e.g. Superpower 43)

3) Each players reads out the value for the same category to see if they can beat it, and places their card in the centre

4) The player with the highest value wins all the cards in the centre and adds them to the bottom of their own pile

5) The winner of the round chooses the category for the next round

6) If two or more cards share the same value all the cards from the round are placed in the middle. The player selects a value from their next card. The winner of the hand takes the cards in the middle.

7) The player who has all the cards at the end is the winner

We have added an additional card to the game. Once you have played the Gluon card discard it for the rest of the game. The Gluon card: You win the round without having to call a value
Who's Who
Learn more about the science superheroes featured in this game - access their fact-files
Bette Nesmith Graham
Joan Beauchamp Procter
Marie-Sophie Germain
John
Nash
Michiyo Tsujimura
Maryam Mirzakhani
Ruth
Bishop
Rosalind Franklin*
Ralph
Braun
Sossina
Haile
Valerie L. Thomas
Thomas Edison
Zhang
Heng
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* Featured in the 1st Edition only
Top Quarkz
£
7.50