Product Type: Orchard Toys board games
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Orchard Toys The Game of Ladybirds
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Orchard Toys The Game of Ladybirds
Advantages: Fun game, teaches numbers, sturdy cards
At my daughters school they do what they call a Chatter Matters bags where they will bring home a different bag each week which will have games and activities in it all in line with a theme. My daughter brought home the ladybird bag and after playing this game she decided she loved it so we bought her it.
The game is created by Orchard toys who make really fun yet educational games, I bought the game from Amazon as I have never seen any of these game in shops in the area and I found that Amazon seemed to be the cheapest on the internet at £5.99 with free delivery.
The game comes in a sturdy cardboard box with pictures of ladybirds on the front, it is stated on the box that the game is for ages 3-7 years although I would say more 3-5 as my daughter is nearly 5 and the game is now getting a little too easy for her although she does still like playing the game.
Inside the box you find 24 cards, there are 4 with one spot on the back, 4 with two spots, 4 with three spots, 4 with five spots and 4 with six spots, the spots correspond to the number you throw with the dice. The back of the cards are bright red in colour and the spots on them are white, I would have thought the spots would have been black to correspond with a ladybird. The cards are made out of cardboard and are very sturdy which they need to be when playing with young children. The fronts of the cards all have a bright green leaf on them and sitting on the leaves are different numbers of ladybirds and some of them don't have any ladybirds at all.
The idea of the game is that between 2 and 4 players will taqke it in turn to throw the dice and then then they will pick up a card with the correct number of spots on it for the number that they rolled. You select your card and turn it over to reveal how many ladybirds you have collected, the game continues until all the cards have been selected and then the winner is the person who has collected the most ladybirds.
The game is fun to play as my daughter gets so excited over how many ladybirds she gets and her enthusiasm is infectious, the game is quick to play most of the time which is great and sometimes we will have a game instead of a bedtime story if that is what my daughter prefers. The game can be a bit of a pain when you are down to a couple of cards and no one can manage to throw the correct number on the dice but it doesn't long to throw a dice so it still doesn't make the game too long.
The game comes complete with a shaker for the dice which my daughter likes playing with and the cards are able to be wiped over which I think is great, there is no damage to the cards and we have played this game alot so I impressed with its durability. The game is great fun and your child doesn;t really realise they are learning at the same time, my daughter knows her numbers well now so the game is no longer a challenge to her but we still have fun playing it and it won't be long before her younger sister will be learning numbers and joining in with us.
Summary: Fun with ladybirds
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