A very simple game involving lots of noise, which also means lots of fun. It can be played with 2 to 4 players, and is basically a memory game, ideally suited to players aged 3 to 6. The game is made up of 30 cards, each printed with a coloured spot on one side and a brightly coloured animal illustration on the other. The object of the game is to collect as many cards as you can by correctly guessing the hidden animal. The cards are all spread face down on the table, with the coloured spot side uppermost. Players take it in turn to throw the die and choose a card with a matching coloured spot; before turning the card over to see if they are correct, they have to make the noise of the animal they think it is. This gives children the excuse to make lots of funny farmyard noises. If they guess the animal correctly, they can keep the card and play again. If they do not guess the animal correctly, the card is returned face down again to the same spot on the table, and play passes to the next player. Obviously, players should try to remember which cards have been replaced. If a card is turned up showing all the animals, they can keep the card as long as they have made the noise of one of the animals on the picture.The winner is the player with the most cards at the end of the game. The cards are illustrated with friendly, brightly coloured illustrations, and they are made with sturdy, recycled board. The game will assist with basic maths and English skills, and children should be encouraged to talk about the animals on the cards. They can also be used for other activities, such as playing 'Pairs' or 'Snap', which will increase the game's play value.
Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
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30 animal cards
1 colour spot dice
1 dice shaker