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Posted on Nov 3, 2012

Hands on with History Heroes

Hands on with History Heroes

This is not like a regular review where a toy company approaches me and asks me to try out a toy. This time it was me who approached Harry Hastings to ask for a set of his History Heroes cards.

Son#1 is 7 and has been collecting Match Attax and Moshi Monsters cards for about a year, and really loves just flicking through the pile, admiring the pictures and features of the characters he has amassed.

This September he started studying the Tudors at school, and now he is totally smitten with all things historical.

So when I saw a buzz on Twitter about this range of cards, I got in touch and asked for a copy.

There are two decks of cards available, Monarchs and Explorers. From November you will also be able to get Athletes, which I think will be really popular following the Olympics earlier this year.

We received the Monarchs set.

Each card displays a cartoon image of the monarch, some facts, and a list if clues to read out if you are playing guess the Monarch.

I love this toy because:

  • You buy a set, and everything you need it there. No spending 75p every few days on a foil packet of cards only to find that you already own 50% of the cards included – can you tell I am a little fed up of collectible card ranges?
  • There are so many ways to play with these. There are a few ideas included with the pack, but it doesn’t take much of a stretch to come up with more such as ‘first to find a Tudor’, or ‘century snap’.
  • I know that Son#1 will suck up the facts by osmosis. Instead of sitting and learning by rote (oh how I hated my history lessons at school), he will pick up the facts as we play.

And I’m not the only person voicing my approval.

Rt. Hon. Michael Gove, Education Secretary, said: ‘My children and I love your cards. The idea is brilliant and you deserve to become a millionaire.’

And Sir Ranulph Fiennes said of the Exoplorers cards: ‘I recommend this game to everyone!’

Where to buy:

The cards cost £7.99 per pack. You can buy them direct from and there are sometimes listings on eBay and Amazon.

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