Christmas Surprises game review and Giveaway from Orchard Toys

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Christmas Surprises is a fantastic festive game to play with the kids. Well in actual fact it is 2 games in 1 and really it can be played all year round, not just at Christmas. One game is a shapes game and the other is a colours game.

First of all whats in the box?…

  • 4 double sided festive play boards
  • 24 shaped presents
  • 24 coloured bauble pieces
  • 1 shapes dice
  • 1 colours dice

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Game 1. Shapes

For the shapes game you need to use the boards Santa side up. There are 24 pieces that need to laid on the table wrapping paper side up. each person takes it in turn to roll the shapes dice. What ever shape the dice lands on that person needs to pick up a present corresponding to the shape on the dice. If you roll and shape and no longer have any of those shapes free on your board, you need to return the present back into play.

THE WINNER… the winner is the first person to cover all their shapes on their board. All players then turn over their presents to see what Santa has bought them.

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This game is aimed at children aged 3-6 and is for 2-4 players. This is a fab game for any child learning to recognise shapes. Again another fab one from Orchard Toys, never fails to amaze me such a fantastic game for the little ones. Love the learning whilst playing approach, children do not realise they are learning whilst playing. My son is 4 and he is now quite good at recognising shapes so this game is perfect for him to play. It will also come in really handy for Bubs once he starts to learn. The thing I love about the Orchard Toys games are… They are made to last. They can be played with many times and still look as good as new. Once Little Man has had his fun with this game and it becomes too easy, I know I will be able to put it away for Bubs to play with.

Game 2. colours

This time you need to use the boards Christmas Tree side up. The bauble pieces are then spread out on the table coloured side up. Each person then takes it in turns to roll the colours dice. You then need to pick up the coloured bauble which you have rolled and decorate your tree with it. If you roll a colour and you have no free space on your tree then you pass your go.

THE WINNER…The winner is the first person to decorate their tree with all the matching coloured baubles.

Little Man is quite good at colour recognition now however he still loves this game. We have many Orchard toys games now and a few of them are quite young for him, however he still loves to play them over and over again.

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This is a fab 2 in 1 game and it retails for £9.50. I still can’t believe the amazing value of these game from Orchard Toys 

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68 Comments

  1. Janine 18th November 2015 / 11:52

    Ah how did I miss this review opportunity it would have so much handier for my 3 year old. The one we got is for 5 years plus. He won’t get it I don’t think.

  2. Becca Staples 19th November 2015 / 11:41

    Love the look of this, would be fab for my twin boys x

  3. Samantha loughlin 20th November 2015 / 02:02

    My nephew xx

  4. Kat Lucas 20th November 2015 / 05:39

    My daughter would love to have it

  5. michelle w betts 20th November 2015 / 05:46

    Looks fantastic – my boys would be over the moon with this Xx

  6. Catherine McAlinden 20th November 2015 / 11:45

    My 4yo son!

  7. lynn heath 20th November 2015 / 22:41

    I would give this to my kids on Christmas eve as a little pre crimbo treat!

  8. Chrissie Curtis 22nd November 2015 / 15:53

    I think my niece would love it.

  9. Emily K (@EmilyK1983) 23rd November 2015 / 11:30

    I’d give it to my best friend Kerry – her kids (aged 11 and 5) would love it!

  10. pamela gossage 23rd November 2015 / 11:32

    I would give it to my granddaughter

  11. Becky Yeomans 23rd November 2015 / 11:42

    I would give it to my 2 year old little girl Skye 🙂

  12. Stephanie Tsang 23rd November 2015 / 11:50

    This would be for my daughter Lily.

  13. Lucy I 23rd November 2015 / 12:11

    My two year old son

  14. caroline walliss 23rd November 2015 / 12:11

    I would give it to my son.x

  15. Alison Joyce 23rd November 2015 / 12:19

    I’d give it to my daughter she love Orchard Games

  16. Jackie ONeill 23rd November 2015 / 14:32

    my nephew Finley

  17. Ray Becker 23rd November 2015 / 15:06

    Our grandson

  18. plantpot87 23rd November 2015 / 15:11

    i would give to my neice and nephews x

  19. glenka2014 23rd November 2015 / 15:16

    My niece and nephew would love this

    Kelly Glen

  20. Lorraine Tinsley 23rd November 2015 / 15:31

    I would give it to my daughter Isabella

  21. christine shelley 23rd November 2015 / 16:34

    my neice whos nearly 5

  22. lyn burgess 23rd November 2015 / 17:42

    I would give it to my little girl.

  23. Ashleigh Allan 23rd November 2015 / 19:26

    My kids!

  24. Karl Borowy 23rd November 2015 / 19:38

    to my grandson

  25. Jo Jones 23rd November 2015 / 19:39

    My four year old granddaughter

  26. kate knight 23rd November 2015 / 19:45

    My niece

  27. Jo m welsh 23rd November 2015 / 20:18

    My two girls they would love it

  28. Corinne Henson 23rd November 2015 / 20:34

    My two little boys 🙂

  29. hannonle 23rd November 2015 / 20:36

    I think I would keep it here at my house for when my niece and nephews visit (which is several days each week)

  30. Sarah mackay 23rd November 2015 / 20:38

    My daughter Morgan

  31. Sarah Lee 23rd November 2015 / 20:46

    My son

  32. fozia Akhtar 23rd November 2015 / 20:51

    My nephew

  33. Jo McPherson 23rd November 2015 / 21:25

    Our Tyler would love this

  34. Samantha Wheeler 23rd November 2015 / 21:53

    My daughter – she loves playing games!

  35. Caroline H 23rd November 2015 / 23:14

    I’d gift this to my God daughter. She’s just the right age for it and loves games like these.

  36. jen morgan 24th November 2015 / 17:43

    my little boy x

  37. Lynsey Buchanan 24th November 2015 / 18:21

    Yo my daughter we love Orchard Toys game but don’t have this one!

  38. leanne weir 24th November 2015 / 20:39

    my boy riley

  39. Sarah Benn 24th November 2015 / 23:40

    My Nephew

  40. Ruth Thomas 25th November 2015 / 13:05

    My niece Alexa has this on her Christmas list!

  41. Rachel Ray 25th November 2015 / 20:47

    My son and daughter who would love playing these games before Christmas

  42. cheryl pearson 26th November 2015 / 13:23

    as I have 2 kids, I would give it to them

  43. Tammy Tudor 27th November 2015 / 14:33

    I’d keep it for the whole family to play

  44. jane Wilson 28th November 2015 / 07:31

    This would be given to my kids they love christmas

  45. Stephanie Whitehouse 28th November 2015 / 09:03

    My youngest grandson

  46. shell 30th November 2015 / 09:16

    Our grandsons

  47. Tammy Westrup 5th December 2015 / 23:22

    It would be a little extra for my son!

  48. Jo Carroll 7th December 2015 / 11:16

    I’d be tempted to keep it for my son, but I think I’d probably give it to his cousin who’s a tiny bit older…hoping he will keep it to play with my little fella when we visit. x

  49. spuddy11 12th December 2015 / 12:51

    my grandaughter ava blossom

  50. Laura Nice 12th December 2015 / 13:14

    My niece! 🙂

  51. Jamie 12th December 2015 / 19:18

    My “baby” Brother 🙂

  52. katie w 12th December 2015 / 22:05

    my niece would love it

  53. Natalie Crossan 12th December 2015 / 22:15

    my daughter xx

  54. Barbara Handley 12th December 2015 / 22:49

    I would give it to my grandchildren.

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