Top Pop

Designer: Mark McGee and Joshua J. Mills
Artist: James Churchill, Nick Trahan, Christina Pittre
Number of Players: 2 to 5
Playing Time: 30 – 45 minutes
Ages: 12 and up
Mechanisms: Set Collection
Year Published: 2021
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It is the 1960s. Soda pop has taken off as America’s go to drink. Instead of just getting the refreshing drink over the counter, the soda companies have bottled their sensational soft drink. These bottles are showing up in all of the major cities — in grocery stores and vending machines. As owner of a soda pop company, you need to make sure your that your product captures the market it deserves in all of the major cities and that it knocks out the competition leaving just one Top Pop.

Top Pop is a card game where players are placing city cards onto the table and stacking bottle caps (which represent the company’s influence) onto the played cities on the table. At the start of the player’s turn, if their bottle cap is on a higher stack than the other players on a city card, that player collects that city. If not, they continue to try to gain dominance on city cards where they can. Each city comes in two types: day and night. Day city cards are played face up on the table for all to see. Night city cards are played face down and only the player that played the card and whoever it is in front of can see. At the end of the game, players will earn points for majority control in a city and sets of cities collected.

In the advanced version of the game, cities will also have powers that are earned when a city is collected. The player will continue to maintain their powers until another player has collected the associated city where it is then transferred.

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Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1.75 in
Kickstarter Launch Date

July 2021

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