Thursday, 1 March 2018

Tiger Who Came to Tea Games Cube Review & Giveaway

We are huge fans of the story A Tiger Who Came to Tea and we have read it many times. So we were really impressed when we found out that Paul Lamond made a games cube full of Tiger Who Came to Tea themed games and we were getting the chance to try it out. This is part of their Preschool games and puzzles range. 

I love the fact that all the games come in a handy cube box. Its perfect for storage and also has a little handy so your child can carry it around with them. Lily just loves playing games so she was really excited to get it open and get out the games to play with. 




The cube has 4 games inside and are all perfect for children aged 3+. Inside the box there is 4 double sided jigsaw cards. A pack of playing cards, purple and blue counters, square cards and a spinner. 

The 4 games that you can play in this box is Snap, Matching Bingo, Twisted Pairs and 4 Shapes in a row. 

The entire game features the lovely art work from Judith Kerr's book, which was delightful to see.

Lily decided that she wanted to play Matching Bingo first. For this game you need the square cards and the counters and matching bingo jigsaw pieces.



The aim of the game is to get 4 counters in a row. You mix up the square cards and take it in turns to turn one over. On each card is a character from The Tiger Who Came To Tea and you have to try and match that to your bingo card. If you have that character then you place down a counter. To make the game a little more interesting each character also has a colour to the background. So you may have a tiger with a red background or you may have one with a green.
This element did slightly confuse Lily but she got the hang of it in the end. I did sometimes have to point out where on her card was the piece she needed to place her counter down. Lily ended up winning and then she wanted to play it again, which means she enjoyed it. 



The next game we played was 4 shapes in a row. The concept reminded me a little of naughts and crosses and 4 in a row but you have to get 4 shapes in a row. You also have to try and stop your opponent from getting 4 in a row when choosing where you place your counter.

But it isn't as simple as that. You need to use the spinner to determine which shape or colour you have to place down on. On the spinner there is also a picture of the tiger which says steal one. If you land on this one, you must steal an opponents piece. 

Lily understood the concept quite well and it was a quick game where Lily won again. I did at times hint to which she should maybe steal from me which would help her win as she doesn't really understand how to stop me getting 4 in a row. 


After that we played Snap. This is the first time Lily had played snap and she didn't quite get how to play but it will be a game to keep playing with her and i'm sure she will pick it up soon. It's really nice to have a set of cards with The Tiger Who Came To Tea illustrations on to play with. 

After snap we laid out the cards to play pairs. Lily has played this game before and so knows how to play it. But it was the game she was least interested in playing when I suggested which games there was to choose from. Its easy to play though and all you have to do is turn over the cards to get 2 of the same pairs. 



Over all it is so good to have 4 games all in one cube. Perfect for if you are having a games day, friends round to play and also perfect to take to somewhere like grandparents house. 

The games cube is only £11 to buy and so is great value for money to say you get 4 games to play. 

You can buy this game from the Paul Lamond Website along with other story themed games. 

Who would like the chance to win a games cube to play with there little one? Paul Lamond Games have let me give one away to one lucky winner. Enter on the Gleam app below for your chance to WIN.

Win a Tiger Who Came to Tea Game Cube

93 comments:

  1. SNAP - this would be a great game to play with my granddaughter

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  2. Lynsey Buchanan1 March 2018 at 20:25

    I like the sound of the Matching Bingo

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  3. We like the sound of the Matching Bingo

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  4. I love a game of snap!!! :)

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  5. I like the sound of the Matching Bingo.

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  6. Snap, she is just coming up to 3 so this would be great for her to play now

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  7. Matching Bingo.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Which of the 4 Games do you like the sound of the best?

    snap

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  9. Matching Bingo - this would be a great addition to our family games nights

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  10. The Matching Bingo sounds great!

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  11. 4 shapes in a row, my grand daughter loves games, and very competitive

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  12. The matching bingo, all of these are suitable for youngest grandson

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  13. Matching bingo looks fab. In fact they all look fab. My grandaughter would love this.

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  14. This was one of the first books I bought my son when he was born. He loves it and would love the games

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  15. These games are brilliant and compliment the book beautifully.

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  16. 4 Shapes in a Row sounds great fun for us all :)

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  17. 4 shapes in a row looks good

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  18. Dean T (ribbons1978)6 March 2018 at 23:35

    Oh has to be snap, brings back memories of playing with my grandparents

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  19. My whole family loves playing snap

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  20. The 4 Shapes in a Row sounds fun and educational

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  21. 4 shapes in a row!

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  22. 4 shapes in a row, we are learning a lot about shapes at the moment so it would fit in nicely

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  23. I like the sound of snap, it's one we can all play.

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  24. Matching bingo sounds good, for me as well as my son ;)

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  25. 4 shapes in a row! My nieces love that game!

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  26. My granddaughter loves Snap, and these are great pictures

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  27. Snap - used to love playing when I was young

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  28. matching bingo

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  29. They all sound lots of fun. We love snap though - always creates lots of shrieking laughter with little ones shouting SNAP at every turn of a card!

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  30. Matching Bingo sounds the best

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  31. Matching Bingo is my favourite but what a lovely set this is.

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  32. My son would love matching bingo

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  33. Think my little girl and boy would like the 4 shapes in a row game! They all look fab!

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  34. I think my son would enjoy Snap. He's a big fan of the Tiger Who Came to Tea!

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  35. My youngest would love matching bingo. Fingers crossed 😀🤞

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  36. Would love this for my grandchildren

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  37. I like the sound of the Matching Bingo best, love bingo :)

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  38. The matching bingo sounds like it would be a lot of fun

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  39. Snap is a lovely game to play with very young children.

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  40. Matching Bingo because it sounds so grown up!

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  41. we all love bingo so Matching Bingo sounds like our favourite.

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  42. The playing cards, although all of the games would be well used in our house

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  43. My daughter loves pairs. she's just so good at it, I genuinely don't let her win!!

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  44. Matching bingo. I think that's what my daughter will pick first.

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  45. I think my granddaughter would like to play the matching bingo

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  46. Playing Matching Bingo with my nephew x

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  47. 4 shapes in a row, learn as they play x

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  48. 4 Shapes in a Row :) Thanks for running this comp

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  49. snap would be our favorite this would be great for making up a story sack

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