Monday, 1 October 2012

This week's Toyologist Reviews

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Orchard Toys Rhyme Robber

This will be available shortly on the Toys R Us site. My children tried it out with Gramps whilst he was babysitting! Like many Orchard Toy games it is a fun educational one. It is aimed at 5-9 year olds and for 2-4 players.

To help younger players there is a crib sheet which lists all the matching rhymes:

Players then try to collect matching rhymes into their swag bags:

It is a simple game with a level playing field between ages as its down to luck which pair you get. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed playing it and hopefully it's helped with the children's literacy.

The only thing is that it's hard to mix up the pairs at the end of a go. It may be a good idea to use a little bag to shake them in.

Foooz Pro Match Set

My son loves playing football so was very keen on this toy. If you haven't got room for a football table then this is space saving alternative. It will be available soon on the website.

The game has 3 different options. The first is to simply play against a friend and try to score the most goals. My son was pretty good at this one:

The flicking action is very simple to manage and can be adjusted for left or right handed players. We tried playing both inside and outside the house to see how it went. It was fun on both grass and the rug.

The second game was to use the cards to select a trick to try:

Some of these skills take a lot of practice but my son enjoyed trying to score points through the special card:

He got quite good at just hitting the cards that can be hung from the top of the net too:

This game has a lot of variety of uses to stop a child getting bored. The fact that the more you play the better you get. I think we will get hours of fun out of it.

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