Developer: The Topps Company, Inc.
Price: free Download on the App Store
What is the most popular sport in the world? Golf, no. Tennis, no. American football, not even close. Football, a.k.a. soccer in some parts of the world, has an estimated 3.5 billion fans worldwide and for those who are English football fans ... your life just got better with the release of TOPPS KICK, the exclusive Barclays Premier League digital trading card game for iPhone and iPod touch.
TOPPS KICK is unique in that it doesn't just allow you to collect your favorite players, it's also a casual fantasy football game. The cards you collect can be played in real-time to earn points and push your team up the ranks. In addition to earning points, you can go even deeper into the experience by chasing rare cards, unlocking special awards like daily coins, test your trivia skills and join in on the conversation with a community of football card collectors.
When you first start you are allotted a few thousand coins to purchase a complete set of 11 cards. This is your base and since you're left with about one thousand points you can hit the store to purchase one, two and three card packs for 200, 500 and 800 points, respectively. These are not necessary as you can also trade cards.
If you want to save your coins for a later time just head over to the trades tab where you can browse who is trading who and also offer up your own trades. You offer your trade within the trade tab by selecting the cards you want and the cards you're willing to give up. Fairly simple. This allows you to build your ultimate team. You can also have duplicate cards, which could earn you a lot of points if you have a player who is known to score a lot.
With TOPPS KICK, you can pick cards from any of the Barclays Premier League teams, including Arsenal, Aston Villa, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Hully City, etc.
What's important to note is that you earn points in real-time so your players have to actually be playing. My suggestion is to check the schedule to ensure you're playing the right players at the right time. This also makes it more challenging since you might have to trade your favorite players if you want to stay in the game.
If you're looking to extend your love for English football then TOPPS KICK is the perfect app to do just that. It's free, allows you to collect all your favorite players and provides a solid opportunity to learn more about your players through their daily news recaps. A must have for any footballer.