It is called One Dog, Ten Frogs, and is a super fun game revolved around counting.
We were sent one to try out!!
Lily as usual could not wait to get playing this game, she knew it was Orchard toys as soon as she saw the box and asked to play it straight away. She is always playing her Orchard toys games so she thinks it is brilliant when she gets a new one to play.
The game comes with 30 circular cards. On the cards are the numbers 1 to 15 and there are 2 of each card. As well as having the number on it, it also has a picture of animals, so number 1 is a red dog, and number 10 are ten green frog. It also come with 2 jigsaw pieces that when you put them together creates a number board showing the numbers 1 to 15 with a picture of an animal next to it.
We decided to lay them down so we didn't know what we were picking up.
The idea behind the game is that you pick up one card, then you count how many animals are on the card. You then need to pick up another card and count the animals on that to see if they are a matching pair. If they are, you collect the 2 cards. If not you place them face down again.
So here is what we thought to the game.
Firstly, as usual, the quality of the game is brilliant. Hard cards which aren't easily bent, and also designed so colourfully with friendly characters.
We then also found the game really simple to play. Which is nice if you want something quick to get out and play.
Lily really understood how to play the game, she understood taking turns and also understood that she had to turn 2 cards over at a time.
But she did get a little bored with the counting, as when she picked one up, she was very eager to pick another one up and quickly noticed they wern't the same. So although she enjoyed the game, she didn't exactly enjoy playing it how it was meant to be played with the counting aspect.
But I do think it is still a great game to help with numbers, as playing she will start to recognise numbers and when she does decide to do some counting it will really help her with that.
What she did really enjoy, was making her own number line. She mostly matched up the animal characters but as I was helping her, I was pointing out the numbers being the same as on the number line and she counted with me.
I would count the ones we had done, 1, 2, 3... and then ask her what number is next to encourage her to think.
The game is aimed at children 3+ and there can be up to 4 players involved.
The game is £10.00 and can be bought from the Orchard Toys website.
What do you like about this game ?