You can now buy a Top Trumps key worker pack that includes nurses, police, journalists and Boris Johnson

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What do nurses, doctors, police officers, pest controllers, journalists and Boris Johnson all have in common?

Well, the answer is they all feature in a new special edition pack of classic card game Top Trumps to honour COVID-19 key and essential workers.

The game lauds and applauds those key and essential workers who have saved Britain during the coronavirus pandemic, from doctors and nurses to less high-profile professions such as pest controllers, midwives and sea merchants.

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Politicians, who are depicted on the Top Trumps card by Boris Johnson and journalists are included too.

You can now get a Top Trumps key worker pack.You can now get a Top Trumps key worker pack.
You can now get a Top Trumps key worker pack.

One of the four scoring sections in the new game is ‘Unsung Heroes’ .. and in that category it is the partners of key workers who come out top. They get a maximum 10 out of 10.

Binmen and binwomen scored a point lower at nine out of ten. Less unsung heroes like doctors (8), nurses (8) and police (7) fare lower.

Claire Simon, from Top Trumps, says: “Every single front-line key worker is, of course, a heroine and hero and would each score 10 (or even 11) out of 10 by any reckoning if we had devised a Hero category.

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“By creating an Unsung Heroes category we have ensured varying marks, in keeping with the game’s core classic and its unique and much-loved branding.”

“From our research, which has been intensively conducted over the six weeks, partners of key workers came out top in this section. There are an estimated one and a half million partners of key workers in Britain so that’s a lot of Unsung Heroes and Heroines.

“We are sure that this new edition of Top Trumps can lift spirits in this very challenging and unprecedented period of time, as well as raising money for the NHS, with all net proceeds going direct to the NHS,” added Claire Simon.

Top Trumps Britain at its Best: Key Workers is available priced £5 exclusively at: and comes in a twin deck (the other pack being Britain at its Best: Hospitals.

The £5 price for both packs includes postage and packaging and the Top Trumps makers say £1.50 from each dual deck sold go to the NHS.