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Orchard Toys Lucky Ducky

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PRODUCT: Orchard Toys Lucky Ducky ( Toys Lucky Ducky

DESCRIPTION: A 2-4 player game to win as many numbered ducks as possible by correctly guessing whether they will be higher or lower than the number spun. Includes 40 x duck cards, 1 x duck spinner, 4 x duck reference guides, and an instructions leaflet. Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: Lucky Ducky is another great board game from the Orchard Toys range and is wonderfully educational.

The game is made in the UK from 100% recycled board, and consists of a large duck-shaped spinner, and a number of duck-shaped card pieces, each with a number from 1 to 10 on the front and an identifying colour/pattern. The duck cards are all turned face down, and the players take it in turns to spin the duck spinner. They select any one of the face-down ducks, but before turning over they must decide whether the number on their chosen duck will be higher or lower then the number they have just spun. If they guess correctly, they keep the duck, otherwise the duck is turned face down again. The winner is the player who has collected the most ducks.

A great feature of the game is that each player has a duck reference board, which displays the numbers from 1 to 10, and can be used by younger players as an aid to seeing how many numbers are higher and lower then the one shown on the spinner.

In order to make Lucky Ducky a little more of a challenge for older players, the instructions leaflet gives details of a variation to the game. Alternatively, the duck cards can simply be used on their own to play 'Snap' or 'Pairs'.

The duck pieces are sturdy and well-made, and are a good size for small hands to manage. Not only is the game versatile and very fun, but it is also ideal for promoting simple concepts of numbers and colour/pattern matching, as well as developing basic addition and subtraction skills, and social communication and interaction.

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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