My daughter has enjoyed Peppa Pig since she was about a year old and has had several toys based around the characters. I saw this on offer when I was shopping and my daughter seemed excited about having a new game to play with me so I thought we'd try them out. She was 3 when I bought them for her.
---About Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig is a character from the TV shows of the same name. The show follows her life with her little brother George, her Mummy and Daddy, and all of her friends. The character is suitable for young children up to age 5-6 years and my daughter who is 3 loves it. Peppa gets up to all kinds of mischief like my daughter, but she generally learns something by the end of the episode.
---About the product:
The Peppa Pig dominoes come in a box with the standard Peppa Pig logo and pictures of Peppa and George on the front. There is a clear plastic section on the front so that you can see the front of one of the dominoes. There are 28 dominoes in the box and instead of the traditional spots on them, they have pictures of Peppa Pig and her friends. There are still the traditional double ended tiles and others have a different picture on each end. The tiles themselves are made from quite thick plastic and are a good large size which are easy to manipulate for small hands.
The game comes with instructions but it can obviously be played however you want once you have them. We have played it using the traditional instructions and my daughter found it really easy to understand. The tiles have very bright pictures on them which can be seen easily and becasue they are characters from the programme, they are easily recognised and talked about.
As soon as we got home, my daughter wanted us to play with these and she was able to understand how to play straight away. I am assuming she has played with these before at pre-school because she knew how to play already. She was able to count the tiles so she had the right number to begin (5), and was then able to recognise if she was unable to go and take a spare tile from the pile. The characters are easy for her to recognise so she can easily see if she has the ones she needs to be able to go. The tiles seem quite good quality and I think would take a lot of abuse before they got broken. The box is quite useful as the tiles can be put back in to keep them safe when you have finished playing. As the tiles are very big, you do need quite a large space to play in, but we generally play with them on the floor so have plenty.
The game can easily be played with more than 2 players and we regularly play it with 3 of us. This has helped my daughter to grasp turn-taking more as she has to wait a bit longer before it is her turn again. Thwe box suggests they are suitable for 3 years and over but I reckon you could probably start to teach it at a younger age if you chose to.
I would recommend these dominoes as a fun game to play with your little ones. It is easy for them to grasp and gives good hand-eye co-ordination practise. It helps with understanding turn-taking and is, off course, fun! We have played with them a lot since buying them and it is now one of my daughter's favourite games. She takes them to her grandparents as well to play with them there as well. They retail for £7.99 which I personally feel is too much for these and I would not have bought them if I hadn't seen them for half price. At around £4, I feel they are well worth it and would happily buy them again.
Like most three year old girls my daughter absolutely adores Peppa Pig and has a range of different toys featuring the character. I am always on the look out for games I can sit and play with with my children that will not only be fun but educational too, so when I spotted these Peppa Pig Giant Dominoes on Amazon I was immediately drawn to them. After a little reading up (I always read the reviews on Amazon before any purchase!) I added them to my basket and awaited delivery. The Peppa Pig Dominoes are widely in available to buy varying in price depending upon the retailer. They are currently priced at £7.99 on Amazon plus free super saver delivery is offered on this item.
The Peppa Pig Dominoes arrived a few days after placing my order. As always with Amazon the product was well (if not overly) packaged. The dominoes themselves come in a sturdy durable cardboard box the box which can be kept and used to store the dominos in. Of course being a childs product the box is very bright, fun and appealing. At the top of the box "Peppa Pig" is written in fun pink lettering with the words "Dominoes" underneath. The manufacturers brand logo is clearly displayed, this is a large red elephant with "Jumbo" written inside. The main picture is of course of Peppa Pig smiling and looking very happy in her usual red dress. The background is a lovely blue sky with a few clouds and a yellow sun. Also on the front of the box is a plastic "window" through which we can see an example of one of the dominoes. Three pictures in the bottom corner inform us that this product is for children aged 3+, for 2-4 players and will take approx 15 minutes per game. Further information and Instructions are given on the back of the box
There are 28 dominoes tiles in total, each measuring 5x10 cm. The fact that these dominoes are larger and chunkier than regular dominoes means they are ideal for little hand. They are made of strong white plastic, which are easy to wipe clean should they get a little mucky. Instead of numbers like on regular dominoes we have bright colourful pictures featuring the characters: Peppa Pig, George Pig, Rebecca Rabbit, Suzy Sheep, Candy Cat, Danny Dog and Zoe Zebra. The pictures are printed onto the dominos and have a slight shine to them.
Playing Peppa Pig dominoes is fairly similar to regular dominoes and rules can be changed or varied to suit. The general rules given are to begin by shuffling the dominoes then giving each player five each. The remaining ones are to be left face down and used as a "bank". The first player places down a domino featuring two identical character pictures in the centre, the next player must match one of their dominoes with the one placed in the centre. If the player does not have one that matches they must take one from the "bank". The game continues like this. The winner is the first player to use up all their dominoes.
We have had this Peppa Pig dominoes game for around a year and in that time they have been played with quiet regularly. It is an enjoyable game that is easy enough for my three year old to understand yet still appropriate for older children. Whilst my eldest daughter would not pick these out to play herself, she is happy enough to play this with her little sister. My youngest daughter is fast approaching her fourth birthday and I see no reason why she will not continue to play with these dominoes for quiet sometime to come. The dominoes themselves are of a high quality, they are strong and durable. The character pictures are still as bright and vibrant as the day we bought them and we have had no problem with the pictures fading. I highly recommend these dominoes for any little Peppa Pig fan.
Finally i have discovered a good Peppa Pig toy!! My daughter has various toys from the Peppa Pig range and i have been quite disappointed with many of them, but the dominoes are quite a good buy.
The dominoes are made out of a decent quality plastic and so far seem to be quite hard wearing. Each domino features pictures of various characters from the Peppa Pig show rather than numbers so the idea is to match up Peppa and her friends. The characters included are Peppa, George, Candy Cat, Zoe Zebra, Suzy Sheep, Danny Dog and Rebecca Rabbit.
So, how do you play peppa pig dominoes? Basically shuffle the dominoes with their pictures facing down (as with the standard game) and each player takes 5 tiles and the rest are placed face down in a giant stack (or just together flat rather than a pile). As with the standard game of dominoes the player with two identical pictures goes first and then players take it in turns to match the pictures, if you don't have a matching tile you take one from the pile etc, and the first person to get rid of all their tiles wins!
The age suitability on this game is 3 years plus, but my daughter got them for Christmas when she had just turned 2 and she has been able to play this with relative ease - the only thing we struggled with initially was the turn taking. I think as it is matching pictures it is a lot easier for the children to understand and with it being peppa pig (which most children of this age seem to adore) it is more fun for them to play. You can find the dominoes on amazon and ebay i would imagine but WHSmith are currently selling them for £8.16 (random price) which i think is about the amount of money i would've liked to have paid if i had bought this item.
I think this is a good quality toy which will bring lots of fun and can get the whole family involved which in my opinion can only be a good thing!
3 doo yoo stars from me!
This peppa pig takes on an old game and allows it to be played by a younger market. It is a domino set with 28 pieces, each piece made out of durable plastic made chunky so easier for little hands to hold. The dimensions are H18xW13xD6cm, so they are a good size.
The dominoes feature characters from the T.V show Peppa Pig and each piece has 2 images on it: Peppa, George, Suzie Sheep, Danny Dog, Rebecca Rabbit and Candy Cat. These pictures replace the numbers so younger children are still able to play. Each domino is well made and of good quality with a high gloss finish.
The set also comes with a wooden tray to hold all the pieces in.
To play you must place all the dominoes face down and each player chooses 5. The player who holds the only domino with 2 identical images on starts play and places it on the table. The other playaers must match one of the ends with a matching domino. If they can't match it then they must pick up one of the remaining dominoes. The player to win is the one who gets rid of all their dominoes first.
This game is really good, the age range is 3 years and up and by using the images instead of numbers the children are able to play it on their own. My children are 3 and 5 and love to play it without help. The only issue I have is that it would have been good to put numbers on the dominoes as well as the pictures so as the child gets older they can increase their learning by using the numbers.
I have found that this game is ideal for getting my children, especially my youngest to improve their interaction skills, they feel more grown up when I don't have to help them play the game. It also is good for encouraging their visual skills.
My daughter also likes to build towers with the dominoes as they are a good size.
I have since bought this game for other children as presents and the price is great for something that holds their attention for so long.