Saturday, 21 September 2013

If you see a crocodile (Orchard Toys game)

Row, row, row your boat, 
gently down the stream...
If you see a crocodile, 
Don't forget to scream!

If you see a crocodile (Orchard Toys) was one of Eddie's birthday presents. His 3rd birthday which happened in July is already a distant memory but the gift has been enjoyed again and again. As a matter of fact, lucky boy Eddie received three Orchard Toys' games for his birthday.

Eddie's birthday party

This amusing game comes in a sturdy box and contains 30 double sided cards, boat characters, a board, a boat house and a boat among other bits and bobs.
It is intended for the age group 3+, exactly the right age for my little man to enjoy it.
When Eddie unwrapped the gift paper, he got very excited to find a new game, and we decided to give it a go right there, during our mini-birthday party (4 kids and 4 adults).

Reading the instructions (our friends)

What are you supposed to do? First assemble the game board and place the 3d boat house and the boat in their assigned places. Each player picks a character and places it at the start (the jetty).
You row your boat to the boat house by matching the colour spot dice to the colours on the game board. But watch out for those pesky crocodiles! And if you see one? Yes, don't forget to scream.
Eddie and his friend Peter enjoyed screaming (and I confess, I found it entertaining as well).

Since our birthday party, we played this game with Eddie quite a few times (just he and I, or Eddie with his childminder).
Orchard Toys are well known for educational toys that are fun and entertaining, and this game doesn't disappoint. It is action-packed, but also teaches children to learn and recognise the colours.

I tend to buy Ochard Toys games and puzzles whenever they are on offer at Sainsbury's or elsewhere, but if you like the sound of this game and think of putting it under a Christmas tree for your child, google for the best price, it varies from £8.99 to £11.75.

And as Eddie is poorly and staying at home these days (he's picked the chicken pox at the nursery), guess what we are doing today? Playing together.


  1. What a lovely review, we always scream in row row row your boat! Sounds like great fun. Hope your little one recovers from chicken pox soon :)

    1. Thank you, Charly! Screaming is the best part of any game. ;)

  2. Looks a great game! We had the chicken pox here a few months back, with a few weeks of staying in with the pair of them getting it one after another - games can help the time fly by!

    1. I think by now I am happy to discover a new game, too much screaming with this one, lol

  3. we adore great games here too, there is nothing quite like it :-)

    thanks for linking up with #magicMoments x

  4. Pam Francis Gregory1 November 2013 at 11:56

    Looks like fun. Thanks for the review.