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MrsAmaretto Wed 19-Nov-14 21:50:16

Any advice on what Orchard Games to suggest family get DS (4) he loves Shopping List but isn't too fussed on the Jack & Jill one. Thanks!

MegBusset Wed 19-Nov-14 21:51:27

Greedy Gorilla
Monster Bingo
Red Dog Blue Dog

Greedy Gorilla
Tummy Ache
Wild World Lotto

have all been played with endlessly from about 4yo in our house and still come out occasionally aged 8 and 10. Bus Stop however is tedious in the extreme.

Jcee Wed 19-Nov-14 22:03:43

Crazy chef
Tummy ache

These are both played by DD (4) enthusiastically...

Lifesalemon Wed 19-Nov-14 22:06:55

Tummy ache and greedy gorilla were favourites here.

bluebump Wed 19-Nov-14 22:07:29

Tummy ache is great, we used to have that as children. I might get it for my DS.

schmeegle Wed 19-Nov-14 22:08:42

Ladybird, Lotto and The Magic Cauldron - great!

MrsAmaretto Wed 19-Nov-14 22:45:32

Thank you!

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Wed 19-Nov-14 22:47:49

Monster bingo is a big hit. It also gives option of playing just using dice

fuzzpig Wed 19-Nov-14 22:57:38

We've just got rid of most of our orchard toys games (resulting in one very happy reception teacher friend grin) as my DCs are older but we've hung onto tuten loot em - DH and I have been known to play it without the DCs blush

Not Orchard, but similar: Snails Pace Race by Ravensburger, has had masses of use here too.

Slowdownsally Wed 19-Nov-14 23:00:59

The rocket game, tummy ache and a shopping one are all popular in our house.

Really like orchard toys: good quality and Ds loves them

PigeonPie Wed 19-Nov-14 23:04:38

Pop to the shops is one for them to grow into. Bus stop is also good.

TheNumberfaker Wed 19-Nov-14 23:05:01

Baa baa. It's a colours one.

MargotLovedTom Wed 19-Nov-14 23:07:27

Red Dog Blue Dog Lotto
Old McDonald Lotto
Tummy Ache
Incey Winsey Spider

Lampy Wed 19-Nov-14 23:10:36

My 4 year old is obsessed with tummy ache.

PinkOboe Wed 19-Nov-14 23:18:06

Not fruit frenzy. Far too complicated even for me

mydaftlass Thu 20-Nov-14 20:47:50

Tummy ache is played daily by my 4yo. Bus stop is good too.

Hurricaneinateacup Thu 20-Nov-14 20:52:11

Don't get bus stop. I lost the will to live five minutes in. Plus when your bus is full what are you meant to do? The rules are ridiculous.

We played it once.

Noggie Thu 20-Nov-14 20:53:47

Jelly elephants least controversial in our house so enjoyed the most!

CharlesRyder Thu 20-Nov-14 20:56:02

My 4yo DS loves 'Rockets and Comets' (snakes and ladders) and it's great for 2 digit number recognition. Other favourites are Dinosaur Race, Monster Catcher and Rhyme Robber.

I have bough him 'Pass the Word' for Christmas.

Tummy Ache is fun too.

Another thing we have is a snakes and ladders rug and big sponge dice. He loves to play with this on the living room floor and actually quite often plays it by himself with two cars as opponents poor only child.

Glad it's not just me with Bus Stop! It just goes on and on and on.

Charles - my DS used to play for hours with a giant snakes and ladders (Maisy one) and one of those sponge dice. After a while we switched to using two dice when we played together and making him add the numbers, really helped with his number bonds and made the game go quicker.

CharlesRyder Thu 20-Nov-14 21:46:06

I am buying another dice right now. grin

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