Boston Card Game

This amazing card game highlights 62 of the many architectural treasures to be found in the beautiful historic English coastal town of Boston, Lincolnshire.


Started by the Chair of Boston Big Local, Richard Tory. The Historic Boston (UK) Trumps project grew out of a hope to raise the profile of Boston, Lincolnshire in the UK along with supporting local businesses and charities.

Boston Big Local then collaborated with the below relevant organisations to help this project come to life.

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Boston Big Local

Boston Big Local (BBL) is one of 150 areas that have been awarded £1million to make a lasting and positive difference to their local community.

The project is being steered by a local Resident Partnership Group and coordinated through Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire, which is acting as the Local Trusted Organisation (LTO) for the project.

Boston Big Local is a ten year programme, managed by Local Trust aiming to make a big difference to the local area and bring long-lasting change to the lives of those people living and working there.

Boston Townscape Heritage Project

The Boston Townscape Heritage Project

The Boston Townscape Heritage Project (BTHP) is a four-year regeneration and outreach project in the heart of historic Boston, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Boston Borough Council.

The scheme provides funding to help with repairs and restoration of buildings to reinstate a positive traditional character in the area.

The scheme also focus’ on community engagement, heritage skills, improving understanding of Boston’s unique heritage and what we can do to improve it.

Boston Preservation Trust

Boston Preservation Trust

Boston Preservation Trust (BPT) was established in 1935 to safeguard the future of Fydell House.

It was threatened by demolition. A roadway was to be built exactly where the house stood. Canon Cooke Vicar and J Holman Sutcliffe bought the house and the remnants of the Dominican Friary, saving Boston’s heritage.

Since that time the Trust has grown in membership and range of operations and today is a charitable organisation engaged in preservation, education and campaigning.

Buy the cards

BBL and BTHP jointly paid for the cards which will then be donated to local charities, organisations and businesses so they can keep 100% of the money from the sell of each pack of cards.

From the 29th October 2020, we hope you will be able to purchase the cards from the places shown below:

Blackfriars Theatre

Shodfriars Hall

Shodfriars Hall

Fydell House

Fydell House

St Botolph's Church

St Botolph’s Church

The Guildhall

The Guildhall

The Centenary Church

The Centenary Church

How to play
Historic Boston (UK) Trumps

Ideally, 2-8 people can play the game.
To start, shuffle the deck and deal all the cards face down between each player. The players hold their cards so that only they can see the top card.

The player to the dealer’s left starts by reading out a category from their top card. The other players then read out the same category from their top card. The player with the winning value (see table below) wins and collects all the top cards and moves them to the bottom of their pile. It is then their turn to choose a category from the next top card.

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Decade Constructed


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Listed Status (Grade #)


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Closeness to Market Place


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If two or more cards share the winning value then all those cards are placed in the middle and the same player chooses again from the next card. The winner of that hand takes all the cards including those in the middle.

The person with all the cards at the end is
the winner.


Using the Historic Boston (UK) Trump cards as a guide you can experience 4 different walks around the beautiful English town of Boston in Lincolnshire.

The map below share the Blue, Green, Orange and Purple walks.

Historic Boston (UK) Trumps Logo

The BBL is supported by the:

Lottery Community Fund

The BTHP is supported by the:

Lottery Heritage Fund

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