We have a ‘few’ of Orchard Toys games and they are in pristine condition. Is that because they are forgotten or because they are made so well, it would be near impossible to spoil them?
My package arrived and like a child at Christmas, I was dying to open the box, knowing from the blue printed logo that right there inside that box was something I could examine and put together and play with (with the children of course).
But, I was patient! It would be much nicer to see a child open the box and watch their eyes light up when they saw what was inside.
What was inside? Lots of colourful, think board pieces and card for use to put together to make the 3D game that Post the Most is: Nine buildings made up of a selection of houses, a Post Office, a windmill (with a turning sail), and a light house set on a board displaying a village scene by the sea and two neighbouring islands (for the light house and the windmill).
There were also 4 colourful ‘postie’ characters that could stand up; 32 parcel/letter tokens; a red cloth sack to put the parcels/letters in; 24 ‘delivered’ tokens; 18 thick board action cards; 4 sack boards (one for each postie); a double spinner (giving instructions of state of play) and a die (just one, so not dice!).
There was lots of popping out tokens and constructing buildings to do, but this was very easy and a child could do it (so easy for me). Then after a quick read of the instructions and a rounding up of players (you can have 2-4) we got on with it.
The object of the game is for each Postie to deliver the parcels and letters that they have selected from the post bag to the corresponding house. They get to pick up parcels and letters as they play (when landing on a sack on the board) or whenever they get back to the Post Office. There are action cards to either speed up or slow down this process ‘and’ naturally a few rules (not hard ones) to keep things in order and offer challenges. There winner is the first Postie to receive 6 ‘delivered’ tokens on their sack board and then make it back to the Post Office.
As the game promises it is suitable for 5 years and up (K’Boo is almost 5 and grapsed it) and O’Pops is 11. It is also a fun learning game, linking Maths and English (adding the counters, counting spaces, reading the die); encourages personal and social skills (turn taking, communicating and following instructions) and develops language and communication skills (listening to and understanding how to play and interacting throughout the game).
In addition (take note Orchard) – this game teaches children a knowledge of their own world (understanding how letters and parcels are delivered, the roles that people play and what they might see in the community around them).
The reason that all of our Orchard Toys games are in pristine condition is that all of the parts are so well made from thick recycled cardboard and the surfaces are wipe clean. The games are so very colourful and practical and if you should ever lose a part, then their Customer Service Team would be only too happy to help you out. All of our Orchard Toys games are played with time and time again.
The verdict – Did HonieLike Post the Most? Honie most definitely did - HonieLoves Post the Most very much and so do all of the family.
You can have your very own Post the Most game from Orchard Toys if you are the lucky winner of this competition and all you have to do to enter is:
For Twitter fans:
Follow Orchard Toys on Twitter
Tweet the following statement on Twitter ….. “I would love to #win Post the Most by @Orchard_Toys http://wp.me/p1cFoK-CM on the HonieMummy Blog by @HonieBuk”
For FaceBook fans:
Leave a comment on Orchard Toys FaceBook page, leaving link http://wp.me/p1cFoK-CM and saying why you would like to win Post the Most.
Everyone needs to leave a comment below to let me know which way you have entered (by Twitter or Facebook) and don’t forget to leave your Twitter or Facebook name so that I can contact you.
*Competition is open to all UK residents only and closes on
Sunday, 9th October at 8pm.
I struggled to tweet about the close of this competition as the family of @harry_moseley were discussing his final hours.
Therefore, as a mark of respect the competition close has been moved to Tuesday 11th October at 8pm.
Good Luck and thanks for entering to win Post the Most by Orchard Toys