Product Type: Orchard Toys board games
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Orchard Toys Lunch Box Game
Member Name: Whizz11
Orchard Toys Lunch Box Game
Advantages: Fun memory game
A new twist on memory.
This year for Christmas I asked my brother if he could get my little girl a game of memory. I remember loving this game as a child and playing it all the time and now I have a really great memory for things like dates and times so maybe this game helped with that way back when. I also thought as she is getting a bit older so would really like to start playing games with me and I would like that too.
Orchard toys lunchbox game invites you to, "race to find healthy items to fill your lunch box in this fun memory game." It is basically a card game and firstly what you need to do is set up your lunchbox cards. These come in the form of two puzzle pieces that fit together to form your lunch box. The cards are quite robust and colourful and make the game interesting from the start. Inside the lunchbox you see six different food items that you might find in your box such as strawberry yogurt, a banana, raisins, milk, egg, chicken and so on and so on. The idea is that all the foods are quite healthy so there are no chocolate bars, biscuits or crisps and I like this because I always try to make up my lunchbox for my kids with quite healthy items too. Below the food are six spaces to add to when you find the corresponding picture cards from the pile.
These cards are fairly small and have an individual picture of all the different types of food on it. You lay these card face downwards on the table and then take it in turns to turn over a card. If the item on the card is shown on your lunchbox you can put the card on your board, if not you just put it down again, making sure the other players have seen the card. Then its the next persons turn and so on and so on. The player who fills up their lunchbox first is the winner.
The game is for two to four players and from ages 3 to 7. My little girl is just three and at the moment we are having to explain the game to her. She doesn't quite get it fully but I think in another couple months having played this for a while she will really get it. The first couple of times we played she said, "Oh, I'm looking for (and then named all the food items in her lunchbox) and then proceeded to try and turn over all the cards but now she gets it a bit better which is why I think in a few months, possibly even weeks she will really get this game. I think by aged 7 the game might get a little boring.
Its a great game for learning all your food items and my little girl can name all of these which is great and its fun to see her get really excited when she actually turns over a card that is in her lunchbox.
A fun game.
Summary: Orchard toys lunchbox game