Simon Air from Hasbro

Simon Air from Hasbro

As I’m of a certain age, I can remember vividly when the iconic electronic memory game Simon, was launched in 1978.  One of my friends was lucky enough to own it and she’d regularly thrash me when we played it.  Move on nearly 40 years and Hasbro have launched Simon… Continue reading »

Rory’s Story Cubes Batman Dice – review and giveaway

Rory's Story Cubes Batman Dice

I’ve been a fan of Rory’s Cubes for a few years. I bought the Original set a few years ago, as a way of helping Monkey develop his speech.  We’ve been fan’s ever since.  So when Esdevium Games asked if we’d like to try the Rory’s Story Cubes Batman Dice we… Continue reading »

Learning how to play Skylanders SuperChargers with a 6 year old

Learning how to play Skylanders Superchargers with a 6 year old

You all know that we aren’t a techie family and there isn’t a games console in sight in our household. But Monkey will be 7 at the end of the year, I know he plays computer games at school. Perhaps it’s time to try something new at home. We’ve been… Continue reading »

4M Tyrannosaurus T-Rex Dinosaur DNA

4M Tyrannosaurus T-Rex Dinosaur DNA

It’s no big secret that Monkey loves dinosaurs, they feature heavily in his TV viewing, book reading and play time!  I recently discovered a range from Great Gizmos which I knew would go down an absolute storm.  If I’m honest, I was quite interested in seeing it for myself.  The 4M… Continue reading »

Build a Beetle

Build a Beetle

We’re off to Portugal in a couple of weeks, and will be meeting up with Granny and Gramps, who will be driving over from their home in Spain.  As regular readers of the blog will know, ‘Guru Gramps’ is a bug hunter, and Monkey is following in his footsteps.  When… Continue reading »

Don’t Rock The Boat

Don’t Rock The Boat

We’ve been having so much fun with a new game we’ve just discovered. Don’t Rock The Boat is a game from University Games for children aged 5 years and over and Monkey loves it. The game consists of a pirate ship, 3 masts, a 2 piece wave, and 16 pirate penguins…. Continue reading »

New games launched by Cartamundi

New games launched by Cartamundi

You may remember that we reviewed a couple of Shuffle games last year.  They’re great compact family games that you can play at home and away.  With the holiday season fast approaching I’m looking for more ideas to occupy and entertain Monkey and there are a range of new games launched… Continue reading »

Fairy Garden – review

Fairy Garden

Monkey has a great imagination and I was interested to see how he’d respond to a package that arrived recently.  He was really intrigued when our Fairy Garden set arrived and couldn’t wait to get started.  It’s part of a range of the My Fairy Garden range from Interplay UK, this particular… Continue reading »

Gee Whizz – review and giveaway

Gee Whizz from Drumond Park

Monkey does like to put on a magic show every once in a while.  You may have seen his performance on Instagram some time back.  When I visited Toy Fair back in January 2015 I got to see Gee Whizz being demoed on the Drumond Park stand, I knew that… Continue reading »

Where Do I Live?

Where Do I Live?

Monkey’s been learning all about different parts of the world at school recently.  I thought the new Where Do I Live? game from Orchard Toys would be perfect for building his knowledge of animal habitats and their inhabitants. The game is aimed at children aged 3-6 years of age and… Continue reading »