Can You Guess? – a game review

Can You Guess?

Life has been so hectic lately, not helped with illness that having some family time all together has been nearly impossible.  We’d been sent a new game by Orchard Toys a while back and I’ve been dying to try it out with Monkey and Daddy P.  I decided that it… Continue reading »

Janod Magnetibook – a review #ToadTest

Janod Magnetibook

There’s nothing I like more than receiving a surprise package, especially when it’s come from The Toadstool.  It means that there is a quality toy or game hiding inside.  We have received the Janod Magneticbook Boy’s outfits set. We’re big fans of Janod products.  I bought Monkey the Janod Magnetic… Continue reading »

Catch and Count Game – a review

Catch and Count Game

As you know we’re big fans of Orchard Toys here; quality games and puzzles for children and a UK company too. They all have an educational lilt, and are full of fun.  We’ve been sent two of their latest offerings for Monkey to try.  Firstly we’re looking at the Catch and… Continue reading »

Dobble – a game review and giveaway


When I visited the Toy Fair at Olympia with The Soup Dragon Says, back in January, we visited the Esdevium Games stand.  We were treated to a demo of Dobble.  It’s a highly addictive card game, and judging by our display on the stand, we both were in need of… Continue reading »

Rockets and Comets – a review

Rockets and Comets

Orchard Toys have blasted off in 2014 with a brand new game called Rockets and Comets.  This fab new game gives a space theme to the traditional game of Snakes and Ladders and is aimed at children aged 4+, with 2-4 players. Rockets and Comets comprises a jigsaw style play… Continue reading »

Monkey has fun with Bandai – a toy review

Monkey has fun with Bandai

Lots of things will be changing for Monkey this year.  He’ll start full time school in September and I’m under no illusion that peer pressure will become more apparent. I’m sure his tastes in the programmes he likes to watch and the characters he loves will start to evolve.  My… Continue reading »