"Snap" card game,produced by Medallion Press in 1970.
If it's true that the simple pleasures in life really are the best,then I suppose "Snap" is pretty hard to beat.
And here we have the Camberwick version -allbeit an example with a very battered box.
And printed in Austria -which is worth mentioning if only because it's a country that I can't ever recall featuring in the production of any other UK toys or books of the period.
The set has 11 different picture cards,with 4 copies of each ie. 44 in total plus a blank.
The "blank" is the 1st one below.Although I've shown the reverse side,because it's what you'll find on the back of all 44.
Has "Snap" died a death ? I've no idea.
But if it hasn't I'd imagine it's probably slowly shuffling off into toy oblivion along with the likes of
Tiddlywinks and Snakes & Ladders.
Which would be a shame.But it looks like this particular example may have struggled to capture the
imagination even as far back as 1970,simply because there was no follow-up Trumpton version.
And whilst it's a long way from being on Trumptonalia's "most endangered" list,
it's not nearly as easy-to-find as you might expect.
But if you're looking for a relatively cheap and colourful bit of Trumptonalia then look no further.
Because items that feature stills from the series are thin on the ground,and all the better for it.
Most appear to have been specially staged too,rather than lifted directly from the broadcast footage.
And,for trivia buffs,the photo that appears on the front of the box was also used on the sleeve of one of the LP's as well as a book cover .....and the image was also flipped and used for the 1st set of cards below.