Trophies is a quick and easy party game for 2-30 players. Game time is 5-15 minutes. You can teach others to play in ten seconds or less.
Be the first to say a word that matches the topic at the back of the deck and the letter at the front of the deck and you win a trophy card. The player with the most trophies at the end wins the game and gets to hoist the metal trophy high above their head in triumph! The person who “tried their best” gets a participation trophy. That’s all there is to it!
You may be surprised by how simple yet addictive (and loud) this game can be. Great for Thursdays or other evenings when you want to play a game but don’t have much time and want to jump right in!
The game comes in an antique-looking metal tin and includes 70 trophy cards, each with a unique illustration and hilarious caption. The cards contain 350 different topics. The game also includes a teeny tiny metal trophy.
Create a deck with any number of cards. The judge reads a topic from the back of the deck and shows the group the letter at the front of the deck. Be the first to say a word that matches the topic and the letter and you win a trophy card!
The player with the most trophy cards is the winner and gets to hoist the teeny tiny metal trophy high into the air in triumph! The player who "tried their hardest" (but didn't do very well) gets the participation trophy card.
Everything comes packaged in a nifty little metal tin designed and textured to look and feel like an antique container. Trophies has a 54% chance of becoming your mom's favorite game of all time.
See Trophies in action
The Story Behind Trophies
Trophies was originally created in 1985 by the parents of Travis Hancock (owner of Facade Games). Here’s the story as told by his dad:
"Early in our marriage we didn't have a lot of money for store-bought gifts at Christmas time but we wanted to give a gift to each of our siblings and their families. Since we each have a lot of siblings we needed to find a homemade gift that we could mass produce inexpensively. We had played different types of word games throughout our lives and thought that some kind of word game with printed letters representing the first letter of a word and categories might work. We printed cards with a letter of the alphabet on one side and a category on the other side. By showing a letter to a group and then reading the category off the back of a different card the game was always changing and it turned out to be a lot of fun for a family or group of friends. We called it the "Better Letter Game" and our copy hung around our game closet for years. We would pull it out every once in a while and play it again as a family. Our version was not very fancy but it did the job and provided some enjoyable group interaction and got the competitive juices flowing."
We hope you’ll enjoy this Hancock family classic as much as we have!
Game Invention: Joann Hancock, Robert Hancock
Categories: Travis Hancock, Holly Hancock, Meagan Nielsen, Ben Nielsen