Product Type: Orchard Toys board games
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A fun counting and observation game.
Orchard Toys The Game of Ladybirds
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Orchard Toys The Game of Ladybirds
Advantages: Improves counting & observation, Great price
The Game of Ladybirds is made by Orchard toys that sell a great range of toys and games for children. All of their games are educational so are perfect to help children learn different things such and numbers and colours. I remember this game from my childhood as my sister used to have it and it was our favourite game. The game itself comes in a cardboard box and is brightly coloured with big red ladybirds on the front and some brightly green coloured leaves. You can have 2-4 players when playing the game and it's aimed at children ages 3-6 years. The game consists of brightly coloured cards which on one side have a large coloured leaf on and a few ladybirds. Some of the leaves on the cards may have no ladybirds on at all. On the other side of the cards, is a bright yellow colour and then some white coloured dots, which range from 1-6, this of course represents the number on the die. In the game I have the cards have yellow backs, how-ever I believe that they do actually now have red back to them to match the ladybird coloured theme. All the cards are simply placed leaf side down on the table or surface. The youngest player rolls the die first; this can be done using the red, plastic beaker/shaker which comes with the game. The player then takes the card which corresponds with the number on the die. For example, if I roll a 6 I would look for a card with 6 spots on and then that card is mine. Players take it in turn to roll the die and take the cards. If you roll a number, but there are no corresponding cards left then you miss a go and it's then the next player's turn. After all the cards have been taken, you just simply count the ladybirds on the cards and the player with the most ladybirds is the winner.
My nephew loves playing games at the moment, and he loves this game. He will quite happily play this 3-5 times in a row. The cards to the game aren't too thick, but are coated with a plastic coating to protect them and to make them long lasting. The idea of the shaker for the die is good, as my nephew often end's up throwing the dice across the room as he's trying to shake it in his hand. This game has really helped my nephew learn his numbers. He is always the first to count his ladybirds at the end of the game and then he will count mine for me as well. The game cost's approximately £7.50 which can be purchased from Amazon, WHSmith or from the Orchard Games website (http://www.orchardtoys.com/products/the-game-of-l ady-birds/). The game not only helps with counting and numbers but it also helps with observation as well, as they have to look for the dots on the cards. I would highly recommend this game to other's as it's a great learning game and not too pricey. You may be able to purchase the game cheaper from sites such as eBay. As this game is such a success with my nephew, I will be looking at the other Orchard Games to see what else I can buy him for his birthday.
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Summary: A fun counting and observation game
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