The new playing card game with a Coventry twist

Etch & Pin, the local team behind the Coventry pin badges and Coventry Sticker Album, are back at it again with a new playing card game.

A local Coventry business is encouraging people to deal themselves a hand of Coventry history with their new playing card game. 

Cov Trumps is the latest in a range of Coventry-themed products from local business Etch & Pin, which look to celebrate the city and has so far included their Coventry Sticker Album, a series of Coventry pin badges and more.

Etch & Pin owner, Aaron Ashmore said: “I grew up playing lots of different card and board games and couldn’t think of any which features Coventry so I decided it was my responsibility to put that right.”

The card game involves 36 cards, each containing a list of numerical data, with the aim of the game being to compare these values to try to ‘trump’ and win an opponent’s card. The first player to get all the cards wins.

Cov Trumps features more than 30 iconic landmarks and attractions, new and old, from across the city including Lady Godiva, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry Transport Museum and The Wave indoor waterpark.

The playing cards themselves are clearly well designed – each with rounded corners for comfortable holding and a matt laminated finish to prevent creasing. The use of contrasting deep blue shades on each card makes for an aesthetically pleasing product.

The game even comes in a transparent plastic container for convenience and safekeeping, making the game ideal for travel and use on-the-go.

Aaron said: “We asked members of the public to help us to rank the landmarks across four categories,  ‘Fun’, ‘Iconic’, ‘Culture’, and ‘Historic’ and it was really interesting to see how the scores all lined up.

“There’s a lot to be proud of in the city at the moment and sometimes Coventry people aren’t always the loudest to shout about our civic pride.

“Hopefully, I’m doing just that with Cov Trumps.”

As with previous products, Etch & Pin is partnering with a local charity with £1 from every pack sold online being donated to Grapevine; a charity which helps all kinds of people experiencing isolation, poverty and disadvantage in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The playing card game launched on the 29 February and can be bought for just £10 online at or at various locations in the city.