Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Review & Giveaway: Orchard Toys, 3 Little Pigs Game


In July my girls will be 4, they are growing up so quickly and one of the wonderful things of them growing up is that we can indulge Mummy and start to play board games as a family. Red Dog, Blue Dog is great for a while but it is so nice to progress onto a more complex game and for the girls to still be able to 'get' it and play along.

We have had some fun days recently playing the 3 Little Pigs Game from Orchard Toys.  The object of the game is to move around the board and make your 3 houses and get safely home before anyone manages to steal any of your house parts.  This you can do by landing on a wolf square and spinning to see if you can steal a straw or wood house part.  You should hear Miss M, 'I'll huff and I'll puff and blow your house in' as she gleefully nicks a piece from her twin.  Then when it happens to her, what do we get?  Well tears of course and shouts of 'It's not fair'.  So this game has been very good for teaching some lessons to 'little miss highly strung' - what goes around comes around.  It has definitely helped her to think about the fact that she stole her sisters part and there was no fuss and then her sister takes one of hers and boy the world has ended.

You may have guessed already, that we all liked this game.  It is the normal high quality that you expect from Orchard Toys. The board fits together like a puzzle and is very sturdy plastic covered cardboard pieces.  I would be hard pressed to tell you a con for this game to be honest.  What is not to like?  I'll tell you something else I spotted when on the Orchard Toys website recently, that their toys are made in the UK, how great is that?  Supporting our economy and workers and being eco in avoiding all that unnecessary travel too.


As you can see from the photo we like to play games as a little treat for good behaviour before the kids go to bed.  It makes a nice alternative to reading on some nights.

I asked JJ what he thought of the game and he said 'It's great Mum, I'm gonna win next time'.  The game is marketed as being suitable for ages 3- 6 years and JJ is 7 and very bright, so actually the appeal is wider.  I think he likes it because of the sneaky tactics of stealing pieces from the rest of the family.  He nearly leaps for joy when he lands on the wolf spaces.

The 3 Little Pigs Game can be purchased for £11.50 directly from Orchard Toys or many good toy retailers also stock their games now too.  However, you could be lucky and win a game for your family, by entering my easy giveaway.

To Enter

  • Leave a comment below and a way to contact you - email address or twitter ID (mandatory)
  • Like Orchard Toys Facebook Page (mandatory) and while you are there, feel free to like mine too for an extra entry.
  • For a final entry (max of 3) you can tweet 'Time to #win an @orchardtoys 3 Little Pigs game at @michelletwinmum 's giveaway http://tinyurl.com/6co2y6y'
Terms and Conditions
  • The giveaway will close at 12 noon Wednesday 23 March 2011
  • The winner will be contacted within 3 days of this giveaway closing
  • The giveaway is open to those with a UK/ Ireland postal address
  • The winner will be chosen by random number generator
  • There is no cash or prize alternative
  • Your game will be dispatched directly from @orchardtoys

Good Luck!

I received a free copy of the 3 Little Pigs Game to review.  This post is written honestly and I was not told what to write.

Congratulations @lilysmum2008 you are the lucky winner.  Please either email me or DM your address details.  Thanks a lot, Michelle


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