Our final review from box 1 was this lovely Orchard Toy
Game; I had my reservations with it being football themed I thought we would be
onto a loser before we started, as neither of my boys have ever shown much
interest in the sport. However at the
end of playing a few games, eldest has conceded he now likes football a little
bit, which is huge progress!!!
The game is easy enough to set up, at first with the two
spinners I thought this looks more complicated but you soon get the hang of
it. It is aged 5+ but youngest was
happy to play this and managed fine.
It is in part a little like snakes and ladders in that you
can go up and down the board but with the football players kicking the ball
forwards or backwards as you move along the board. This does make it quite exciting as you have no idea who is going
to win, you might be storming ahead then land on a whistle and spin onto the
red card and have to start the game from the beginning again!
It did help with their instruction following as the boys
had to listen to the rules carefully, so they knew what to do when the spinner
landed on a yellow card (miss a turn), the red card or the picture of a
football (for a free kick).
When you get to the goal at the end you spin the second
spinner and try and get the ball on a side not covered by the stretched out
goal keeper. If you do you win! And the crowd goes wild…
Great game for football fans and non-football fans
alike. Orchard toys just seem great at
making appealing games for children, whatever the theme they choose!!!
Available to buy from Toys R Us shortly.