Friday 29 November 2013

Ghostly Hours by Hape Toys

What an amazing game. Made from bamboo - sustainable - and packaged in recycled cardboard, this game has decent eco-credentials, as well as being massively educational.

The aim of the game is to get your ghost around the board before the graveyard closes at 6am. Players throw a pictorial die to decide whether they catapult a bat, a mouse or a spider at coloured rings. The colour of ring your animal lands in determines how many spaces your ghost  can move at a time.

This is brilliant for children learning colours, as well as turn taking, and you can even add in some number work as well - counting how many spaces each colour will give you and asking your child which colour they should aim for to move the furthest. It also helps hone motor skills and hand-eye coordination. What's not to love?

The build quality is excellent and though it states 3+ on the box, my little girl is two and a half and has thoroughly enjoyed playing with this. As in, that's all I've done today. I am so glad that I didn't wait until Christmas to hand this over. 

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