have so many board games the hardest part is picking which to play! So we are always pleased when we stumble on
games a little bit different helping make our choice that much easier.
game pieces are sturdy and well made.
It is also easy to play, with no comprehensive instructions to
decipher. You simply place the base of
the cactus tree down and then taking turns add a cactus piece each time. It can be quite a challenge depending on how
the tree is progressing. One round
eldest seemed to be building up and up, neglecting the outer stems, making it
quite tricky. The person who makes the
tree topple over loses the game.
I love how each game can be quite different as you can
build up the cactus in various ways.
Learning about balance and developing children’s planning abilities as a
result. They begin to consider
carefully where to place the next piece depending on the weight distribution.
is a helpful game to have in stock as children can go off and play it on there
own (seeing if they can manage to use all the pieces without the cactus falling
over) or competitively to see who will be the outright winner.
to buy from Amazon for £21, I think it’s a fair price for a lovely wooden toy. I actually quite fancy some of the other
Plan Toys now; Balancing Monkeys in particular looks adorable!