MicroTrumps (2nd edition)


Minimum order is 1 unit (2 packs) for £12 (inc VAT and UK P&P)
Order 3 units (6 sets) for £36 (inc VAT and UK P&P) and get 1 additional set FREE!
Order 6 units (12 sets) for £72 (inc VAT and UK P&P) and get 3 additional sets FREE!

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Top Trumps with a twist!
An informative and fun way to explore the features and properties of a range of microorganisms.
Students use microorganisms to compare and compete, in categories such as dangerousness and minimum pH needed for growth.
Which organism is the deadliest? Which one can survive freezing? How ill will it make you? Pick the criteria and the cards supply the answers.


Order is in multiples of 2 decks of cards. Minimum order is 1 unit comprising 2 decks of cards. 

A set is 20 A6-sized cards – one each of 20 organisms, illustrated with an electronmicrograph and a fun cartoon Nanobugs character. Alongside these are technical data and general information on each organism and their effects on humans, together with a ‘dangerousness’ score.

Players use the microorganisms on the cards, including Clostridium botulinum and Lactobacillus acidophilus to trump each other in categories such as ‘dangerousness’ and minimum pH levels needed to allow growth.

Can be used to play trumps or as a reference data source.

Organisms (* new in this second edition):

Bacillus cereus Cryptosporidium* Hepatitis A Salmonella Enteritidis
Campylobacter jejuni Cyclospora cayetanensis* Lactobacillus acidophilus Shigella sonnei
Clostridium botulinum (psychrotrophic) Escherichia coli (non-pathogenic) Listeria monocytogenes Staphylococcus aureus
Clostridium botulinum (mesophilic) Escherichia coli (toxigenic – STEC/VTEC) Norovirus Vibrio parahaemolyticus*
Clostridium perfringens Giardia lamblia* Pseudomonas aeruginosa* Yersinia enterocolitica*
“Fantastic, just fantastic!” – Institute of Food Science and Technology