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Store:  Card Games, Family Games
Theme:  Circus
Format:  Card Games

Big Top

List Price: $19.95
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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 45 minutes 3-6

Designer(s): Ray Mulford

Manufacturer(s): Advanced Primate Entertainment

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Product Description

Step right up! Only two bits to peek under the big top and see sights that will astound and amaze you! Bearded ladies, death-defying acrobats, wild and exotic animals, and much, much more await.

Big Top, which was inspired by the classic card game Fan Tan, is a quick and easy-to-learn card game in which players take the role of aspiring circus owners. The winner of the game will be the player who invests in the most popular circus acts and earns the most money by helping his fellow players when they call for certain circus acts to be played.

Product Information


  • 52 full-color cards
  • 6 organizing charts
  • 30 investment tokens
  • rulebook

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3.8 in 6 reviews

Plenty of Wholesome Fun for the Entire Family!
March 30, 2004

Rules are simple to learn, but difficult to master. The bidding element adds an entirely new dimension to this game and keeps it from being your run-of-the-mill card game.

While the game doesn't really have to do with the circus, the bright and cheery artwork uniquely captures the dreamy surrealistic feeling that everyone must've had when they visited the circus as a child.

Keep up the good work, Kevin and Ray!

A Great Card Game for a Ladies Nite Out
February 19, 2004

Last weekend several Mom's got together b/c we needed time away from our families. It was the first time for most of us to play. It's simple with easy rules but what was most enjoyable was coming up with strategies to score points. We played for hours. At the end of the evening we decided to organize a monthly 'BIG TOP' ladies nite out. We all highly recommend it!

Card game for the family
January 05, 2004

I have had the pleasure of playing this game with my family over the holidays, and What A Blast! It's fun for the adults and the kids love the circus theme. For the circus buffs, each card has interesting factoids about the circus. Rules are very simple and easy to understand but the strategies are endless. Definetely a game you will want to play more than once.

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