Today, we got to play the fabulous “Monster Catcher” – brand new at Orchard Toys and totally adorable. Officially it is for 3years plus. As I have an (almost) 3year old and a 4.5years old, we sometimes have to adapt the rules. Which is great, because we can slowly introduce The Girl, to following rules, whilst making it fun for both kids.
The game is all about “collecting” two parts of the monster. Depending on what card you get you can either “pick a monster card to complete your set”, “lose one of your monsters” or, if some monsters have already been caught “rescue some monsters”. So you have a matching game with the added “twist” of potential losses and gains. Great fun.
A simplified version of playing this, is to start your littlies off with a “monster match” game. Then, as they get used to taking turns and “winning and losing”, you can introduce the “monster losing/ catching element” making it interesting for everyone!
From a parents perspective – it is great to practice learning colours, we love counting the number of eyes each monster has (the purple one is a little tricky) and it is a great game to teach The Girls following rules with.
As always.. We love it!
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2) Open to the UK only.
3) Giveaway closes on 12 Sept 2012 at 11pm GMT.
4) Winner will be picked at random.
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Disclaimer: Orchard Toys kindly sent us one of the games to play.