Orchard Toys: Rocket Game (& Giveaway) - Red Ted Art's Blog : Red Ted Art's Blog

Orchard Toys: Rocket Game (& Giveaway)

| March 13, 2012 | 77 Comments

Once again, we have been super lucky and have been given the opportunity to play and review one of the fantastic Orchard Toys games – Rocket Game. Yes, I was given a the game to review, but my comments are 100% mine and believe me when I say: I LOVE ORCHARD TOYS!!!! They are all soooo fabulous for the under 5s (my kids are under 5… no idea yet what life will be like after that). And none has failed to dissappoint.

orchard toys

Our favourites by far are “Round and Round” (in fact, we managed the play the whole game with four kids ranging from 2yrs old to 4yrs old today, I was rather impressed. No tears. Just good playing fun) and “Pop to The Shops” and the simpler version of this “Shopping List”.

All Orchard toys games, are so well made, well design and great fun to play.

But, I digress.

The Rocket Game.

The games we have fall into the following categories a “longer board game” (e.g. Round and Round), a shorter simpler game (e.g. Shopping list) and puzzles.

I would say that The Rocket Game falls into the “shorter simpler games” category. I think no type of game is better than the other, but that they suit different occassions. For example, a longer game is not ideal when your 3yrs old is tired or overexcited. A puzzle is good for quiet time and the “shorter simpler games” are great for inbetween – e.g. when you are waiting for a friend to arrive.

The game is simple:

This is a game of chance. Spin the spinner and collect a card. The aim is to collect as many rocket loops as possible, before you pick up your own rocket.

The children got the game straight away and both enjoyed playing it immediately. It is easy, fun and quick to play.

From a parent’s perspective, it is a great way to sneak in a bit of counting (how many loops do you have? how many cards etc), as well as a little bit of a “which is longer?Which is shorter” discussion?

It is also a  great game for any little “space nut”.

Would you like to win one? Just leave me a comment below, telling us all about your favourite Orchard toys game.


1) Open to UK only

2) Winner will be selected at random

3) Closes 23 March 2012


Did you like this? Share it:

Category: Board Games

Comments (77)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Emma says:

    This looks great :) my boys (2 and 4) are big Orchard fans and HUGE rocket fans so this would go down a storm. Current favourite is Shopping List – once we\’ve done our shopping we talk about what meals we\’d make out of our trolley\’s contents. Lunch box comes a close second and again plenty of opportunities to chat about our favourite foods, our ideal lunch box etc.

  2. Andi says:

    We really like Orchard Toys in our house too, and as Emma says, no.1 is Shopping List in our house too!! (although we do quite like the spotty dog)

    This one looks fab! My boys would really love to win :)

  3. SARAH LAMBERT says:

    WOW that luks fab,To be honest ive never heard of Orchard toys so would love to try out there range :) x

  4. Elizabeth Lemin says:

    My oldest son loves the magic cauldron game – he loves rubbing the cards to magically reveal the answer!

  5. Lucy robinson says:

    We love all orchard toy games or favourite is spotty dog, shopping list and the chef game.

  6. nikki moore says:

    we love shopping list in our house, I can be contacted on nikkim1984@hotmail.co.uk

  7. kirstine meredith says:

    We are fairly new to Orchard toys but have shopping list in our home and would love to add to the childrens collection.

  8. Sam Lee-Watson says:

    This looks fab! Our favourite is Tummy Ache. We have great fun pulling silly faces depending on what meal we end up with and it keeps everyone amused.

  9. Emma Higginson says:

    My daughter has inherited a few off her now 17 yr old sister! Her favourites are shopping list and crazy chefs we are just progressing onto Pop to the Shops. They are fab games

  10. Paula Smith says:

    We recently came across Tummy Ache when my son was in hospital. We passed a lot of time sitting and playing it and have now had to buy it for home and it has become a family favourite my 1 year old joins in with her big brother at shouting \’Yuk\’ at the rotten food and flies.

  11. Chas Gilbert says:

    My 2 year old grandson likes the Orchard Toys Pick and Mix People Game

  12. Helen-Marie says:

    Shopping game is the best!

    Good luck all

  13. Kirsty Longden says:

    My son got the Old Macdonald Lotto game for his birthday and we haven\’t stopped playing it. Love it, after reading these comments i think i\’m going to have to buy the shopping game too!

  14. Zoe G says:

    One of my little bright sparks loves playing the Magic Cauldron game, she works the answer out and is so pleased if she is correct when she rubs the reverse side which reveals the answer. Orchard Toys do some great games.

  15. Sarah Mathieson says:

    My daughters love the Shopping game and always fight over who gets the list with the sweets on it!

  16. Carolin says:

    We are also big Shopping List fans but to be honest, the entire range is brilliant…

  17. Laura says:

    My daughter resurrected her Spotty Dogs to play with her new 4 year old step-brother. Not only has she loved playing with the game again and introducing it to a \’newbie\’ but its bee a fabulous bonding game for the both. Thank you

  18. Kate Cunningham says:

    Shopping List is our favourite but I like the look of this rocket game. Like you. I love Orchard Toys – they are so durable. @01592_katie

  19. claire hooper says:

    Oh,Definately Shopping list!!

  20. claire hooper says:

    Shopping list!

  21. Isil says:

    We love one banana,two banana. thanks for the chance.

  22. Lynda Sanderson says:

    As my grandson is now 2 we have started playing games and SHOPPING LIST has been an excellent introduction.
    It is sturdy enough to keep going !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope to win to add to our collection

  23. Tracy Grant says:

    My 2 little ones have a few Orchard Games, favorite at the moment is Head Shoulders Knee and Toes xx

  24. Melanie Hunt says:

    we have the shopping game and its great for all ages to play. we love playing card games at the weekends. great giveaway and fingers crossed


    5 4 3 2 1 we have a competition worth winning

  26. Stephanie Tsang says:

    We love the Quack Quack game

  27. leah gorman says:

    this game looks fab,my children would love this plus orchard games are great x

  28. Vic says:

    We love the Cauldron Game. My two boys love Orchard games….and me!

  29. Hazel Wright says:

    Greedy Gorilla is my favourite, great fun!

  30. Joanne says:

    the old macdonalds lotto game has always been a hit with our family x

  31. Rachel Jones says:

    My son loves the magic couldron game!

  32. Jo Jones says:

    The Old Mcdonalds Lotto game is great

  33. diane findlay says:

    spotty dog and magic couldron games are fave in our house

  34. Myra Wilson says:

    Pop to the Shops is out favourite game

  35. That looks great. We love \’one banana, two banana\’

  36. Malcolm Charlton says:

    Shopping List is the most played game in our house!

  37. Julie Picton says:

    We love shopping list

  38. wendy stanger says:

    Our fav is IF YOU SEE A CROCODILE DON\’T FORGET TO SCREAM – is great fun and the kids think its very funny that they have to scream to play a game!!

  39. Emma Burton says:

    Post the Most is the favourite in our house at the moment but all our Orchard games and puzzles are very well loved! :o)

  40. Rachael G says:

    I think that the favourite in our house is probably If you See a Crocodile! Although we love all of the ones we\’ve played so far.

  41. amy says:

    Shopping List for me too!

  42. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    These games look great. My favourite is the Wild World Lotto.

  43. Andy D says:

    Shopping list is no 1

  44. Solange says:

    The shopping game

  45. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    Shopping List is favorite in our house

  46. Joanna Coleshill says:

    Shopping list looks fantastic, in fact the whole range does!

  47. Jodie Carswell says:

    We love the magic couldron game, keeps the magic alive!

  48. Cheryl Lovell says:

    We love the chef game :)

  49. Victoria Boland says:

    Shopping list

  50. Alison E says:

    We love the Pirate snakes and ladders and ludo – it\’s been great for teaching numbers and counting

  51. jamesmum says:

    shopping list game is the best. x

  52. kathleen hooper says:

    We love \”If you see a crocodile\”

  53. Heather says:

    The chef game is a face in our house!

  54. Louise says:

    Shopping List Game is a winner in this household!

  55. amanda says:

    We love the shopping list, great prize, would love to win!

  56. Lee says:

    We love Orchard Toys as well. My son\’s favorite game at the moment is Insey Winsey Spider. We like the flip over drain pipes, so it can be played with numbers or shapes and the element of surprise when the weather arrow is spun. Plenty of action and the spiders are used for lots of play away from the game.

  57. John Tomlins says:

    shopping list the best and easiest game around

  58. John Tomlins says:

    shopping list

  59. Angela sandhu says:

    Has to be the shopping one x

  60. Antonia Rookley says:

    We love the Fairy Cottage puzzle, my daughter would do puzzles all day, every day if she could!

  61. Lesley Bain says:

    We have a few Orchard Toys games in our house, but the definite favourite remains Two by Two, the Noah\’s Ark Pairs game. A brilliant game that taught my wee ones their animals as well as how to play pairs in many different ways, and when they got it right and were able to post the cards into the Ark they just loved that bit :)

  62. Clare White says:

    Oh my there are so many we love but currently we are really into the \’pop to the shops\’ game.

  63. jennie jackson says:

    my son loves old macdonald lotto game – we bought it for a recent trip away and it kept him occupied through the whole flight

  64. Karen Barrett says:

    Slug in a Fug, mainly because of the fab name!

  65. Claire Butler says:

    My son loves shopping list so much , we have it and both his grandparents

  66. Yo ho ho is my sons favourite at the moment as loves his pirates and playing pairs perfect to keep him occupied.

  67. nicola smith says:

    My three boys love Tummy Ache.

  68. Tanya says:

    My daughter loved shopping list as a toddler (we bought quite a few others on the back of this) and now my twin boys are enjoying it too… as well as crazy chefs, pop to the shops, party party party… we love them all!!

  69. Kevin Dooley says:

    Haven\’t had the pleasure of playing any Orchid toys!

  70. Lyndsey Allison says:

    Have had HOURS of fun with my five year old playing Greedy Gorilla – she thinks its hilarious when the gorilla burps after eating junk food bles her :)

  71. Leigh Larkin says:

    I don\’t actually know of any Orchid toys but the Rocket game certainly looks entertaining!

  72. KAYLEIGH HAY says:

    Has to be crazy chefs for us, my 4yr old loves that game :)

  73. Nicola Fordham says:

    Our favourite is \”If you see a crocodile\” easy for me to pick up on opening the box and short enough to keep them excited about the next game.

  74. Samantha Wesley says:

    Definitely Shopping List, we love it!

  75. Carolina J. says:

    I\’d love to win! I don\’t know any Orchad Toys games just yet, as my daughter is too small, but I am sure we will be buying many of them as they are educational.

  76. Joanna Smith says:

    Shopping List

  77. clair says:

    My children love shopping list. Orchard toys offer quality and unique toys/games.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *