Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Robot Run from Orchard Toys - Review

We've been huge fans of Orchard Toys since Z was a toddler and our collection has grown over the years as they have a huge range of board games and puzzles to choose from.

We were sent Robot Run, one of their new board games, to review. Robot Run is aimed at age 3 and over and is suitable for 2-4 players. Robot Run promotes colour recognition, turn taking and observational skills.

Inside the box are 40 robot cards, 1 paint brush card and the instructions. Handy to know, if you ever misplace your instructions, you can download them from the Orchard Toys website.

The game is really simple to play. Each player is dealt 5 robot cards and the rest of the cards are placed face down in a pile. The 5 cards are turned face up so the other players can see your cards. The youngest player starts by lifting the top card from the pile of cards and placing it on the surface, face up for all to see. If they have a robot from their 5 cards that matches either the colour or the type of robot, they place it on top and play moves to the next player. If a player can't match the colour or shape of the robot on the top of the face up pile, they have to take a card from the face down pile and add it to their own cards. The first person to get rid of all of their robot cards is the winner.

The kids found Robot Run really easy to play and really enjoyed the game. Z worked out quite quickly that he could use seeing our cards to his advantage and play the game strategically. Because of this, we decided to change the rules so that no one showed the cards they were dealt. This made the game more interesting and exciting for us all.

Robot Run is priced at £7.50 on the Orchard Toys website which I feel is really good value for money. The game pieces are really colourful, detailed and well made. Another great game to add to our collection and one that I would take with me in to nursery for the children to play.

We received Robot Run for the purposes of a review. The opinions expressed are my own. 

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