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This is a fab game for pre school age children my son has just turned three and loves it, its easy to set up for the first time and is lovely and colourful and ideal for both boys and girls, i bought this at a reduced price of £2.99 as a christmas gift but when i seen how lovely it was i ordered another three for my gift drawer they make lovely gifts for kids parties etc.
The object of the game is to work your way around the board collecting 4 different items blown away umbrellas etc moving by throwing the dice and as usual with a few toddlers it gets very competitive there is also a different set of rules based on same game just a little tougher so as your kids get older you can adapt the rules and get more game for your money which cant be a bad thing.
There is a lovely colourful board cute little coloured thomas and strong cardboard counters to collect ideal for little ones and fab for the price i paid, buy and enjoy a little time with your toddler colour recognition is easily taught in this game too. It isnt too long either just perfect for a toddlers attention span.
Thomas' Windy Day Rescue Game is a lovely little game for pre-schoolers. The aim of the game is to go around the track collecting items that have blown around during a storm. There are 4 characters to choose from. You roll a coloured dice and move along the board to the next space of that colour, collecting any items that are on the space. There is the Fat Controller who takes back items, and the signalman who either lets you carry on or miss a turn.
The game is aimed at children who are 3 plus, but I would say any older than five and they are too old to get much enjoyment out of it. My three year old loves the game and plays it over and over again. It has taught him about turn taking, colours, counting and social interaction.
I think the game is a bargain at £4.83 and would definitely recommend it for avid Thomas fans and other children alike.
Thomas & Friends Windy Day Rescue Game is a bargain buy for any preschooler Thomas fan. The RRP is pretty cheap at £4.99, and Amazon have it even cheaper at £3.17. It was only £2.50 to us when Amazon had a big toy sale on not long ago.
It's suitable for two to four players, and is aimed at ages three and up. I would say that three and four year olds ar e the real target audience for this game. Any younger and they can't understand how to take turns, any older and they're going to find this a bit boring and simple.
In the box, there's a hard board that you can open out the same way you would do a Monopoly or Scrabble board. On the board there are lots of brightly coloured pictures, and circles for the trains to move along. There are also four little plastic trains, and there are cardboard inserts with pictures of popular engines on them which need to be inserted before you play this game for the first time. Once you've slid them in, they stay put well and make for decent quality playing pieces (considering the price).
There's also a dice that's got coloured circles on it, and a load of circular cardboard pieces with various pictures on them. You put them all around the board, and take it in turns to roll the dice. Whatever colour the dice lands on, you move your counter to (the next available space of that colour). Then if there's a token there, you can pick it up and put it in your train. Once you've filled up your train with four tokens, you've got to head back to the starting circle to win.
I think this is a lovely simple game for children to have a try at. It's certainly not worth any more than £5 or £6 because of the pieces being mostly cardboard, rather than more durable plastic, but the contents of the game is sufficient to serve the purpose it's intended for.
Little ones can learn basic skills here, mostly the art of playing a game with other people, and having the patience to wait while someone has a turn. It's also good for kids to learn winning and losing, and understand from a young age that it's all just a bit of fun. It's important to teach kids how to lose graciously as well as win after all.
Help Thomas and his friends collect the cargo that the wind has blown away! A colour recognition and collecting game.