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PRODUCT: Orchard Toys Run Run as Fast as You Can! (www.orchardtoys.com)Orchard Toys Run Run as Fast as You Can

DESCRIPTION: A 2-4 player board game where you have to run as fast as you can through the village and over the river without getting caught! Contains a jigged board, 4 jigged gingerbread men, 7 character play pieces, 7 character stands, 1 spinner and 2 dice. Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: This is a wonderful little game that all children will love based on the Gingerbread Man story. It is very well thought out with lots of great features and nice attention to detail. The playing board itself cleverly comes as a jigsaw puzzle, consisting of seven big sturdy cardboard puzzle pieces which your child will have fun completing. The game also comes with seven colour-coded character play pieces and stands, and four jigged gingerbread men (consisting of four pieces each) in matching colours. In addition, an instructions leaflet is included which is clear and easy to follow.

The idea is that each player chooses and assembles a different coloured jigged gingerbread man, and also the matching colour gingerbread man playing piece and stand which they will use to move around the board. The three remaining ‘chaser’ character pieces (cow, horse and baker) are also placed in their stands on their respective pictures on the board. Each child takes it in turn to throw the two dice together – they move their gingerbread man the number of spaces shown on the brown dice, and then choose any one of the ‘chaser’ character pieces to move the number of spaces shown on the red dice.

The aim is for each player to move their gingerbread man away from the ‘chaser’ characters and move the ‘chaser’ characters towards other player’s gingerbread men. If a ‘chaser’ character lands on the same square as the player’s gingerbread man, they lose a piece of their jigged gingerbread man (although there are designated spots around the board where their missing pieces can be claimed back!). Once a player reaches the river with no missing gingerbread man pieces then they can use the spinner (which is easy for your child to operate unaided) to try and cross the water – the winner is the first whole gingerbread man to cross the river and reach the safety of his gingerbread house.

This is a simple but very effective board game which has some great developmental and educational features. It teaches your child to communicate, to follow rules, and take turns with the other players, while also encouraging logical and strategic thinking. The game comes in a sealable cardboard box for storing the pieces, and has a useful carry handle for easy transportation.

In all, this is a really fun game with a familiar theme that will keep your child thoroughly amused.

BAD POINTS: None that we can find!

PRICE: £11.50
First4Dads visitors will receive a free gift (Tangram) when they place an order at www.orchardtoys.com just by quoting promotional code M4D2.
 


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