Animal Families is an animal-filled travel game, based on the classic game of Happy Families. Designed for children aged 4 and over, players use their matching and memory skills to collect a variety of different families, from familiar animals such as lions to the more unusual ostrich family. The first person to collect all of their animal families wins!
Perfect for travel, at home or on holiday, the mini games are Orchard Toys' smallest games in a compact and portable size. The mini games also make the perfect under pocket money toys, birthday gifts and Christmas stocking fillers.
We were asked to review one of the new Travel Mini Games from Orchard Toys. We were sent Animal Families to try out.
We go camping a lot, and I love to take games with us to keep the children entertained if the weather is bad, or when they wake up crazy early, or need to chill in the evenings. We often take Orchard games - the girls love Pigs in Pants and Cheeky Monkeys, so these travel games appealed to me as they are smaller, much easier to pack with all of the camping gear!
Animal Families didn't disappoint with the usual high quality we have all come to expect and love from Orchard Toys. My daughters are aged 6 and 'almost 4' (we are not allowed to say '3' anymore!). We first played in our tent whilst Daddy was busy doing 'caveman' duties setting out his camping territory, however after hearing all of the giggles and laughter he soon joined in the second game. The girls loved that you could take other people's 'family members' to build your own collection. They talked lots about the different animal families, what they were wearing and who was who in each family. The other great thing about these games is that once the rules have been explained and the girls have played then a couple of times, they can then play on their own and with friends - we had lots of children in our tent playing Animal Families - so it helped build friendships too! We played the game four times that first day and they are still playing it now we are home.
I definitely recommend these games, perfect for presents for school friends, taking to restaurants in your handbag to keep children entertained and great for packing for holidays. I will definitely be purchasing a few more for the next camping trips.
Available to buy at www.orchardtoys.com and all good retailers.