game was relatively easy to get started, I liked the addition of a rhyme guide
board this was very helpful when eldest (who is 5) first started playing the
After a few full games though, he
seemed to understand the game better and develop his rhyming skill, as he did
not rely on the board anymore for help.
I did sometimes have to give him a little nudge when he says no nothing
rhymes and I would say are you sure, then he would look again and find it on
He is definitely becoming more
competent at it and needing less prompts!
As the game is for 5 – 9 year olds, I think he is doing quite well
considering he is right at the start of the recommended age.
was not sure how he would react to the stealing element of the game, where if
you have a card that rhymes with the top one of another players pile, you can
rob the lot! He did grumble about it
being unfair when daddy got all of his hard earnt pile right at the end of the
game, but its good for him to learn he might not always win games. Although on his third time playing he
managed to pinch the cards back using the same method just after daddy got
them, so he is enjoying it much more.
It can get quite exciting then and you do get caught up in the game,
frantically watching the other player’s top card in the vague hope you can do
another spot of robbing for your own swag bag (just for the record in no way do
I encourage petty theft normally!).
The game can be played with up to
four players so when youngest is a little older am sure he will be desperate to
join in to. He did try but he was more
interested in slinging the cards around (cue giving him a book quickly to look
The cards are well made and strong which is a relief as I
think this is one game that is going to be returned to again and again. If eldest had his way he would have kept
postponing bedtime to keep playing, but daddy and mummy NEED the evening to
collapse after busy days! Another hit from Orchard Toys!
Available to buy from Toys R Us soon.