Product Type: Orchard Toys board games
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A great game
Orchard Toys Shopping List
Member Name: ladyradley
Orchard Toys Shopping List
Advantages: very fun
I bought this game last year for my grandchildren to play and I think it is wonderful! It keeps them entertained but also helps to educate them too! It's very simple which makes it ideal for a young child to play.
What you get within this box are 4 cardboard shopping trolleys with space for 8 items ad 4 cardboard shopping lists. On the shopping lists are 8 items written down and then a picture next to them. You also get 36 items which are the same pictures that are on the lists and are little squares the size of the spaces in the trolleys. The pictures are very bright and simple so it's easy to work out what they are. The pieces are quite small- only just bigger than a stamp so if you have babies around do be careful as they do fit in mouths very easily.
The game is simple; you have to fill your trolley up with the items that are on your list. It is up to you how you play it really. You each have a list and a trolley and then you take it from there. One game that we play is that we turn all the pieces over and select 8 each and whoever has got the most from their trolley wins, this takes the less time but it's good because it involves counting and because it only takes a few minutes to do it keeps the younger children engaged. Another version we play is where we turn them all over and take it in turns to pick one and then put them back if they do not match what is on our lists. This helps to teach about turn-taking and also memory as we have to remember where pieces that have already been picked up have been replaced.
This is not essentially an educational game but it is aimed at children around 3-6 and so during these years everything can be educational and this game is no exception. Playing a game like this can help children to learn about the importance of being patient and taking turns, it can also help children to realise how to be a gracious winner/loser. This game in particular helps to teach children about what different grocery items are, my grandchildren can recognise nearly all of the pictures now. It can also help children learn to count and read as well as relate to what happens when they go to the super market. It isn't a difficult game to understand so it will seem like fun whilst at the same time they are learning.
This is entertaining. My grandchildren like it and I think it's because they see it as exciting- turning over the pieces, holding their breath to see if it's one of the items on their lists and then getting really excited if it is! The game never lasts very long so it's ideal for their ages (3 and 5). My older grandchildren don't have much time for this game anymore, usually after one game of it they are bored and had enough so I think it really is entertaining for younger children.
Yes I think it's a quality product. The cardboard is quite robust, it has survived being played with regularly and none of the pieces of boards have been bent or ruined by being chewed on. The pictures are all still in tact and even the box- which is slightly different to the one in the picture that Ciao have provided- has survived! I have quite a few of the Orchard Games and I think that they are all a certain quality which can be relied upon.
I spent £8 on this game an it is worth it. The only down side is that the little pieces can easily be lost or choked on by babies so you have to be careful about that. It's a very simple game so it's easy to understand for young children and it doesn't take much more than a few minutes so that your child doesn't grow bored. It's an exciting game and also helps to teach children about groceries. I think it's nice how you can vary the rules depending upon how you would like to play. Definitely deserves 5 stars!