Toy Buzz: Springbok-inspired toys incl Monopoly, Top Trumps & Playing Cards

Next up in our Toy Buzz series is this wonderful range of Springbok themed games from Epic Games. This range includes a special SA Rugby’s Springbok Monopoly, Springbok playing cards and Springbok Top Trumps.

This is the first ever range of Springbok themed toys and you don’t want to miss them! They are top quality products, they feature many of our beloved and adored Springbok heroes. They really are the perfect Christmas gift for every Springbok fan!

Epic Games describes the Springbok Monopoly board game as a twist on the classic board game. Participants travel around the board and buy their favourite Springbok players and rugby stadiums. A rugby ball, boot, goal posts, whistle and trophy replace the original tokens. Will you play the goal posts like Handre Pollard? Or opt for the trophy to keep the winning streak going?

A ‘Top Trumps’ card game has also been developed. The cards feature key facts on Springbok players. The kids in our house loved reading up all the facts about their favourite players and then comparing the statistics between them. The small pack makes them, along with the playing cars, the perfect ‘stocking fillers’ and also the perfect travel games.

Parent Review

“We absolutely love board games in our house. They are such a great tool to get the family to spend quality time together. This Springbok themed range is an excellent addition to the collection, especially as our adored “Bokke” brought home the trophy and the World Cup title earlier this year. Monopoly is also such a classic and well-loved game. We enjoyed the twist that this version offers. The Springbok Top Trumps and Springbok playing cards also kept our family well occupied, whilst on a recent road. They are an excellent source of fun and who doesn’t love a little competition?!” – Jackie, Mother of three

Teacher Review

“Games such as these are an excellent way to keep young minds occupied during a long holiday break. The challenges they face during board games and the life lessons learnt along the way also allow children to build much needed life skills such as negotiation, perseverance and learning to win and loose graciously.”  – Primary School Teacher

Kid Review

“I really loved playing these games. The Top Trumps are epic! Did you know how many caps Beast has? Or how many tries Eben has scored?. I like playing these with my friends.  I also like this version of Monopoly as it is all about rugby.” – Simon, age 10

Springbok Review

“We are always busy looking for games to play while being on tour. This will definitely be our new favourite and I can’t wait to compete and play this along with my team-mates.” – Damian Willemse.

Childhood Development Skills

Competition, following rules, cognitive and strategy skills, understanding and forward planning.

 Extension Tips

  • Google a few new card games online and learn to play them.
  • Invite friends around for a special “Bokke” themed games night or play date in the holidays- perfect for a young rugby fan!
  • Top Trumps are very versatile they can be played in the traditional way but can also be used as an excellent way to challenge your memory and fact recalling abilities.

Toy Buzz

Brand: Epic Games with Waddingtons, Top Trumps and Monopoly.

Recommended age: Most suited to ages 7 and up.

Recommended: For those that love rugby, Springbok fans, enjoy competitive games and enjoy ‘board’ games.

Variations: Springbok Playing Cards, Springbok Top Trumps, Springbok Monopoly.

Price: From R89 for the playing cards, R99 and up for Top Trumps and R699 for Springbok Monopoly.

Stockists: Stockists of the game include Checkers, CNA, Exclusive Books, Hamleys, Mr Price Sports, Musica, PNA, Readers Warehouse, Sportsmans Warehouse, Takealot, Toy Kingdom, ToysRUs, Independents and SArugby.co.za

 

*Names changed to protect privacy

More about Epic Games SA

Epic Games, along with Winning Moves UK, are the creators of the Springbok editions of these much-loved games.  Epic Games (www.EpicGames.co.za ) is the official distributor of branded family favourite games such as Monopoly, Top Trumps, Cluedo, Risk and many more. The development of the game is a collaborative venture, with SARU working closely with Epic Games to determine the features of the game and other aspects of game play.

 

Emma Reid
Emma Reid

Emma is a mom of three. She is an educationalist and holds a Bachelor Degree in English, Media & Writing and Film. She is also a qualified Primary School Teacher. She has a keen interest in curriculum and content development especially for child related fields. With many years of teaching children, and advising parents, she is passionate about childhood development and education - of kids and parents. Her hobbies include photography, reading, travel and spending time in the outdoors with her family and relaxing either in or near the surf!

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