Tuesday, 15 November 2011

If you see a crocodile... Orchard Toys Review

We were very excited to get this new board game to review from Orchard Toys.



We've worked playing a game together as a family into our nightly routine, so after dinner, Ruby gets chance to sit down with myself and daddy and spend some time together before bath and bed.

In all my reviews I am always honest.  If there's something I don't like about a product I'll say so.  Equally, if I do like a product or a company, then I'm happy to shout it from the rafters.

Never let it be said that this house only runs on freebies and blagged products.

Check out one of our toy cupboards to see what we think of Orchard Toys games...


The Alphabet Lotto was one we reviewed, but all the others are ones we've bought for Ruby or asked for as birthday gifts.  See- we love Orchard Toys!

If you see a crocodile (don't forget to scream) is a great addition to our collection of family games.  Suitable for 2-4 players aged 3 plus, it's a really fun, action-packed (and noisy!) game.  Because of this, it might not be best suited to winding-down bedtime - in fact Ruby got so excited that shortly after this video was taken she knocked the table, tipped over my tea and soaked the whole thing - it's currently drying out on the radiator - oh well!

Please excuse the background detritus and the fact that Ruby is in her dressing gown (rolls eyes).



She absolutely loved it, and played with much enthusiasm (read noise).  I can see this being a great Christmas day game for all the family to join in.

All Orchard Toys games are educational, and whilst some like Greedy Gorilla teach about healthy eating, and What's Rubbish teach about recycling, this one helps youngsters learn and recognise colours.  This is something Ruby has mastered now, but as with any board game, there are plenty of other learning opportunities - like communication skills; taking turns and losing graciously (we're working on that one!).

Overall, I'd say this game is hugely fun and lively and would make an excellent Christmas gift.  This game retails at £11.50. check out the website for loads more great titles - you can NEVER have enough Orchard Toys board games!

What's more, I'm giving you a chance to 'blag' your very own If you see a crocodile game.

To enter, simply pop over to the Orchard Toys website and leave a comment here saying which game you like the look of best.

For an additional entry please tweet: " I'm entering @missielizzieb 's competition to win an @OrchardToys game. you can too here: http://bit.ly/vvLxsH"  Leave a seperate comment saying you have done so.

Competition closes at 5pm on Friday 25th November. Don't forget to leave a twitter ID or email so I can contact you.

Sponsored post: We received this game free of charge for the purposes of this review.  However, as stated above, all the views expressed are my own and are accurate and honest.  Orchard Toys are kindly also providing another game as a giveaway prize.

114 comments:

  1. Our fav would be Pop to the Shops right now

    @budgetingmum

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  2. We would love Quack Quack as Esther and William are busy learning their colours and animal sounds
    @Edspire

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  3. Tummy Ache @LouiseRWs

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  4. Have tweeted @LouiseRWs, thanks!

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  5. The Game of Ladybirds looks like a good one for Isla!

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  6. I've tweeted too ;-) @iheartmuthahood

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  7. As Squeaky is fast mastering her numbers, my favourite would be Spotty Dogs

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  8. Like the "Greedy Gorilla"

    @baggiesbabe69

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  9. I love orchard toys and so do the kids. Our fave is What a Performance. I've tweeted :)

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  10. Meant to add this separately! DOH! I've tweeted @LauraCYMFT

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  11. I love the Giant Road Jigsaw, it is a briliiant idea! @RedRoseMummy

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  12. What a brilliant review, many thanks to you and Ruby! Don't forget to post the review and video on the If you see a crocodile page on our website and you could win £50 worth of Orchard Toys! for details see http://www.orchardtoys.com/news/the-great-christmas-giveaway/

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  13. I remember playing the "Three little pigs" game when I was little. I have bought it for my son for Christmas

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  14. Tweeted @scampbeast

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  15. We'd love to play Tell the Time to try and stop DD's constant "What time is it?" you can contact me @chelleway

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  16. My favourite is three little pigs. @anna8301

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  17. The Giant Road jigsaw looks great

    @robynlclarke

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  18. Oooh I like the look of Pick And Mix People! It reminds me of a game we used to play when we were kids. @rhodak09

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  19. I have tweeted too. @rhodak09

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  20. We love the ladybird game and the crazy chefs game, we are huge fans of Orchard Toys games too and jigsaws I think they are fantastic! Crazy chefs is our new favourite as we like the addition of the spinner, its abit like the shopping game but with that extra :) I am Karen Langridge on your facebook page or @missingsleep on twitter :) x

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  21. I have also tweeted as @missingsleep :) x

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  22. Like the look of the ladybird game. @ericahughes

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  23. Our fav is pop to the shop @mamamakes

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  24. The giant road jigsaw. I love the freedom of it, that you can make anything. :) @Buttonf1fan

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  25. I love the Orchard Toys games - always such fun to play! A favourite of my little girl is the Greedy Gorilla... the burping noises have her stitches.... everytime!! On twitter @littlemissnau41 x

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  26. Have also been snappy and tweeted your giveaway too! @littlemissnau41 xxx

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  28. We also love Orchard Toys games and our favourite is Shopping List game

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  29. Lucky ducky - my grandsons are crazy about ducks

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  30. I love the look of Slug in a Jug.

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  31. I've tweeted the message @Isis1981uk

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  32. I like the look of 'The game of ladybird' but I'm sure my 3 year old would love any of these!
    emma.m.l.bradshaw@gmail.com

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  33. I've always loved Red Dog, Blue Dog but The Boy prefers Jack and Jill.

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  34. I've tweeted too, @TheBoyandMe

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  35. I love the post the most @lisa1982x

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  36. I have also tweeted @lisa1982x

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  37. The game of ladybird is what my daughter decided she would love best!

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  38. Tweeting as @tracyknixon

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  39. Greedy gorilla. I have. Also tweeted

    Gwynne.paula@yahoo.co.uk

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  40. i think i may get farm snap @mummylion

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  41. and i have tweeted @mummylion

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  42. I like If you see a crocodile best - the little boats look great and my daughter loves singing that verse of Row Row Row the boat! @Sophieandbabyj

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  43. Pop to the shops . annettehereat@yahoo.co.uk

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  44. i think crazy chefs looks good

    @ashlallan

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  45. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  46. I like the look of Greedy Gorilla

    @mumoffunkids

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  47. I tweeted as @mumoffunkids

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  48. Just love the Shopping List game :)

    @phyllgerry

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  49. My daughter absolutely loves animals so the 'Quacj Quack' game caught my eye immediately. Perfect for children to develop their memory skills, practise their colours and discuss animals.
    @Jlnorris2010

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  50. I have tweeted on Twitter @Jlnorris2010

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  51. We really like Shopping List.
    Orchard Toys rock, really good quality games.

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  52. I have some Orchard Toys jigsaws for my little girl for xmas but i know my little boy would love the Giant Road Jigsaw!

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  53. I've also tweeted @ami_ibrow
    And I'm following you on GFC as Ami Pilbrow.

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  54. Have also tweeted x
    lovely give away
    @french_caroline

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  55. i like the look of monster bingo!
    hazelrush54 (at) yahoo.co.uk

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  56. I like the Shopping List game, both of my children would like that!

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  57. My favourite game is "Party, Party, Party !"

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  58. I have tweeted about the competition as @LoveWinning :-)

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  59. following and tweeted 'wooohooo2me

    greedy gorrilla

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  60. Tummy ache looks great!

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  61. I think Pick and Mix people looks like great fun! @auroradreaming on twitter

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  62. I have tweeted the message as @auroradreaming

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  63. Posted the tweet too!

    @kevinseandooley

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  64. I think Old MacDonald Lotto looks great, my little boy would love it

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  65. twitter cunardfan

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  66. I love the look of Monster Bingo.
    @maisietoo

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  67. My daughter would love the Giant Road Jigsaw

    linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  68. I love the Bus Stop game. Piper loves going on the bus so I can imagine her enjoying this! @piperanddaisy

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  69. I've tweeted about your giveaway at @piperanddaisy

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  70. My niece would love Pop to the Shops for sure. She is 6. @webkinny on twitter

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  71. I have tweeted too @Webkinny :-) Fab giveaway! Thanks!

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  72. I have tweeted
    @chocolateonemse

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  73. I think it would have to be the shopping list game as i have to write the boys shopping lists for them to get for me each time we go food shopping!

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  74. I have also tweeted @heartnhomedeb :)

    Thanks for the chance xx

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  75. I like this 1

    http://www.orchardtoys.com/products/pop-to-the-shops/

    Email: leonie_1979@hotmail.co.uk

    Twitter: @blogatwit

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  76. I tweeted

    @blogatwit

    https://twitter.com/#!/blogatwit/status/139932160277749760

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  77. I like the look of quack quack

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  78. I love the What's Rubbish? Game - fun and educational and green!

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  79. I have tweeted about the competition
    @slbhill42

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  80. deffo love the look of monster bingo!!

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  81. This is one of the games me and daughter play once a week at a minimum. Our favorite Orchard Toy's game so far!

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