disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned for the purpose of review
We were very excited to open our latest box from Orchard Toys for review. The Post Box Game is a newly launched game for 1-4 players, aged 2 years+, which works perfectly for my son who is just over 3 years. My son loved the look of this straight away as we are always posting letters to Granny in Spain. The postboxes were easy to assemble and Monkey got straight down to posting the coloured envelopes into the correct coloured postbox. He was having lots of fun as soon as he opened the box.
Here’s our vlog post
To recap ……..
There are a number of different play options depending on the number of players, although, as always my son made up his own rules 🙂
I can see this game keeping his interest for some time ahead, he can play it by himself or with friends and family. It helps with recognising colours and hand-eye coordination when you post the envelopes. Each coloured envelope has an animal on it so this can be a game in itself, and as my son learns to read he will be able to tell me who the envelope is for and where they live.
What I really like about the game is that you can use it out of context in a wider imaginary play scenario. For example, I can see the postboxes being added to railway play and the envelopes going off on the train to be delivered by Postman Teddy. It really is more than just a game, and it’s lots of FUN 🙂 Can you imagine what will be posted through the letterboxes when it’s coming up to my son’s birthday and Christmas???
It’s an Orchard Toys game so as you’d expect it’s a good, quality product with bright, charming graphics. The game is easily stored away and takes minimal effort to assemble.
Post Box Game currently retails at £9.50 (2013) which I personally think is good value for money for a game offering a lot of play opportunities, to both boys and girls.