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A trump based game to teach adults and children the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables in a way that is familiar to them.
A trump based game to teach adults and children the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables in a way that is familiar to them.
107 backers pledged £2,229 to help bring this project to life.

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The Concept

Veggie Trumps is an educational version of the ever popular Top Trumps game (though not related or connected in any way).  The idea is to enable children to learn about the nutritional value of fruits and veg, but in a way that they are used to with a familiar game.

This means that the cards make great educational tools in the classroom but also fun stocking fillers or gifts! 

The game has been tried and tested online for the past few years and you can play it here and have a look...  - http://www.veggietrumps.com/letsplay.cfm?qp=1 

The Cards

The Cards have been developed over the last 7 years and are finalized and ready to go to market.  We just need help getting over the inital printing costs, which are expensive.

Here they are!

The Rewards

The rewards are pretty simple and over there on the right!  For just £7 (includes P+P) you can get your hands on one of the very first packs to hit the UK.  This pack will allow you to play straight away and start learning about what makes up each fruit/veg.

There are some higher level rewards that are designed to help educators and establishments.  These include additional benefits such as worksheets designed specifically to enhance the game and take the learnings to new areas.

The Reason

Childhood obesity has become a very real problem for many countries and is now one of the most serious problems of the 21st century.  Obese children and adolescents are developing many health problems including

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Obstructive Sleep apnoea (OSA)
  • Cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors
  • Psychosocial risks / mental health disorders
  • Musculoskeletal problems

Many of the problems are due to children not knowing how to eat and even not knowing what some fruits and vegetables are.  Lets face it they are super tasty and super healthy - I even like the occasional sprout (OK very occasional)

The Feedback

We have been blessed with some great feedback over the years and it has been tested online in Schools with positive results.

Below are some thoughts from those who have tried our prototypes.

Our favourite feedback though comes from our younger testers:

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Thanks to Ophelia for her lovely picture, this has to be one of the most rewarding thank yous that we have had :)

The Team

The team here at Veggie Trumps is very small but very dedicated to making the project work

Mike Sharp

Mike is the Founder of Veggie Trumps and is the one who has been working away at it for a number of years to bring it to life.  He created Foodmiles.com and Veggietrumps.com after developing a real interest in food ethics and nutrition (and eating many would say!)

Amanda Davis 

Amanda is an entrepreneur and mother of four (age 2 to 9), and is constantly fighting the battle of "healthy" versus "junk" food and trying to teach her children about planting, cooking, eating and LOVING healthy foods...fruits and vegetables (Amanda's daughter is featured in the testing video above)! She and her children fell in love with Veggie Trumps and felt compelled to work with Mike to make it available to children everywhere! Amanda's previous experience includes developing and launching Bazzle Baby internationally. www.bazzlebaby.com

Risks and challenges

We have got the cards to the point where we have run an initial sample run (these have been to trade shows) and we are delighted with the results. We are happy with the printers and have the dies set up and ready to be printed.

Everything is ready to go and we are confident that once the target is met there should be no reason to stop us meeting the delivery times we have quoted.

There have been questions and concerns previously about copyright/trademark issues with regards to Top Trumps but this has all been checked and confirmed and there are no issues!

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    Pledge £7 or more About $9

    START YOUR VEGUCATION. You will get 1 full deck of Veggie Trumps and of course a 'thank you' posted on our website,

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    Pledge £18 or more About $23

    MEAT AND 3 VEG PACK - A trio of Veggie Trumps packs - get 3 packs and save a little extra! (Sorry no meat included in this pack!!) You will also get the same thanks and shout out on the website!

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    Pledge £28 or more About $36

    GET PLANTING PACK - The Start Your Vegucation Package plus a LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED by the artist, poster featuring the characters from Veggie Trumps

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    Pledge £35 or more About $44

    VEGUCATION PACK. Use this Veggie Trump pack to support your lessons and make them more engaging and fun!! This pack includes 5 Standard size decks as well as an activity pack containing 5 unique Veggie Trumps worksheets. Be a classroom hero and banish the burgers!

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    Pledge £150 or more About $190

    NAMING CEREMONY PACKAGE - Name one of our 10 Veggie Trumps characters and get a ONE OFF SIGNED PRINT of that character as well as a mention on the Veggie Trumps website. Of course you also get 4 packs of your own! (Naming subject to approval and availability!)

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