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Orchard Toys Jack and Jill Game

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PRODUCT: Orchard Toys Jack and Jill Game ( Toys Jack and Jill Game

DESCRIPTION: A 2-4 player counting and colour matching game based on a well-known children's rhyme, with the aim of being the first player to climb the hill and reach the well! Includes 4 x jigged game boards, 4 x character pieces, 4 x character stands, 1 x spinner, 1 x number dice and 1 x colour spot dice. Instructions included. Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: The Jack and Jill game is a fun two-in-one board game set which, as the name implies, is based upon a popular nursery rhyme that all young children will recognise.

The game is designed for up to four players, and consists of four different coloured Jack and Jill character pieces which must be slotted into their matching coloured character stands. Each player is given a jigged game board (with a hill scene and coloured spot path) which they must assemble prior to play. Each board has a different coloured starting space (at the bottom of the hill), and players must choose the corresponding coloured character piece.

Players have a choice of two games to play: a colour matching game, or a counting game. To play the colour game, the players place their character piece on the starting point of their game board, and then take turns to roll the coloured spot dice, moving the character piece up the hill to the first coloured spot on their path which matches the colour shown on the dice. The player then spins the spinner. If the spinner points to a well, the player stays on that spot and play passes to the next player; if the spinner points to a bucket, the player goes back to the start, and play passes to the next player. The winner is the first player to reach the well at the top of the hill and spin the spinner to point to the well.

The rules for playing the counting game are very similar to the colour matching game, except that the number dice is used, and the player moves up the hill by the number of steps shown on the dice.

The instructions are detailed but simple to follow, and the packaging is very informative and includes words to the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme for your child to sing along to.

This is a fun and very educational game which not only develops colour matching and basic counting skills, but also encourages problem solving, sharing, social interaction and communication.

BAD POINTS: None, other than there are lots of separate pieces which may be easily lost over time. Orchard Toys do however offer a very useful replacement service for any elements of their games (excluding puzzles) that do go missing!

PRICE: £9.25
First4Dads visitors will receive a free gift (Tangram) when they place an order at just by quoting promotional code M4D2.

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