As you may remember I was sponsored to attend BritMums Live this year by Orchard Toys. I’ve been working with the lovely UK children’s game and puzzle brand for a couple of years now and you might have spotted my shiny new badge appear on the home page recently. Orchard Toys have recently launched a new game for children aged 3 years and over to enjoy, called Robot Run. We’ve been having lots of fun with it since it arrived, it even went to York on our break last weekend.
Robot Run can be played with 2-4 players and is great for working on colour recognition as well as object matching. The game comes with 40 brightly coloured Robot picture cards and 1 ‘rainbow paintbrush’ card, all are made from sturdy board.
The idea of the game is to match Robots either by colour or same styling. The first player to use all of their cards is the winner.
Start by dealing each player 5 cards which are placed in front of them, facing upwards.
Place the rest of the cards in a central pile facing down and turn the first card over to begin play. The youngest player starts – can they match this card by colour or design? If yes, they place their playing card on top of this card. If not, then they pick a card from the face down pile and add it to their robot selection.
If you turn over the ‘rainbow paintbrush’ card then you can say which colour you want to be played.
If the central pile of cards runs out before someone has let all their Robots Run, then you give the pile a shuffle and start again.
The cards are an ideal size for younger players and it’s a great game to pop in a suitcase or overnight bag for trips away from home. Game play doesn’t take too long, so it’s great for those with a short attention span and Monkey and I have had lots of fun playing Robot Run over the last couple of weeks.
We’ve also used some of the cards for story telling, Monkey gives them names and we we’ve worked out a few space themed adventures for them and this is something I plan to expand with him over the next few months. It’s not part of the set game, but we do always like to do thing differently here!
I’ve seen Christmas cards already in the shops, eek! So if you are super organised and are looking for stocking fillers, then Robot Run is a great idea, priced at £7.50, you can find this and lots of other ideas on the Orchard Toys website.
disclaimer: we were sent this game in exchange for an honest review
I want to share the fun that Robot Run has to offer with you all, and Orchard Toys have offered one lucky reader the chance to win the game for themselves. Complete the Gleam form for your chance to win – good luck!
Terms and conditions:
(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).
Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.
This giveaway is for UK residents only.
Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.
The giveaway will close on 5th October 2015 at midnight.