Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game Review

Monkey started school in September and has been doing really well with his lessons, coming on leaps and bounds. I am so proud of him. Working long hours it can be difficult to fit in homework and any sort of educational support. Which is why I love the Orchard Toys games so much as they really do support learning. We have tried out one of their maths games previously – The Magic Cauldron Game and really enjoyed them. So when we were asked to test out the new Magic Maths Game we of course said yes, Monkey has just started to learn about addition an subtraction at school so its perfect timing to introduce the game to him.

Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game

Things you need to know about Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game:

  • Age range – 5 to 7
  • Number of players – 2-4
  • Contents – the game contains 4 wizard boards, 30 spell ingredients cards and 30 magic sum cards. Along with some rather brilliant pictorial instructions which I much prefer to the word only ones I have seen previously.

Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game

  • Aim of the game – the winner is to be the first player to have filled their list of ingredients to cast their spell.  Each player is given six ingredient cards with a number on the reverse. The youngest starts first by taking a magic sum card and working out the calculation. They can check the answer by turning over the sum card and rubbing the start to see the answer. If the answer matches one of the numbers on their ingredient card then they can add the card to their wizard board. If it doesn’t and it does match one of the other players numbers then they can claim the ingredient by shouting abracadabra.
  • Skills – the game is designed to help develop number and counting skills with simple arithmetic with simple adding and subtracting sums. For more advanced children it includes multiplication calculations and addition with three numbers. The game also helps with observational skills and encourages turn taking, game playing and the social skills that are learnt with this.

Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game

Monkey was very excited to give it a go he loves playing games and getting one on one time with us. A game takes us around twenty minutes with two of us playing which is about right for his attention span and is the perfect after school activity. He really enjoyed the hidden numbers under the stars and got excited when he found a sum with one of his numbers as an answer. Although he did get a little worried towards the end thinking that he was not going to win… mummy may have cheated just a little bit!

Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game

Things I love the Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game:

  • I am always drawn to Orchard Toys because of the educational nature of the games. Which is why I was very impressed to find out that the Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game has been specifically designed with KS1 in mind. Not only that both teachers and educational professionals have tested it and been involved in the development of the game.
  • The new style pictorial instructions are brilliant and you can download spares on their website.
  • They also have a number of free printables which you can download. including colouring sheets, tasty recipes and craft ideas. Including some maths worksheets which can be downloaded.
  • Monkey is learning without realising it!
  • It is the usual high quality I have come to expect from Orchard Toys, the illustrations are bright and detailed, the card thick and sturdy.
  • I love the added dimension of the hidden numbers under the stars although Monkey did need some help to get them to show.

Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game

The Magic Maths Game has a RRP of £12.00 and Orchard Toys have very kindly offered one of my reader the chance to win one. To enter please use the link below to the Gleam application and note the T&Cs.

Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and an Orchards Toys Magic Maths Game
  • The competition will close on 9th June at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above. Good Luck

 

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We were given a Orchard Toys Magic Maths Game  for the purpose of this review all opinions are my own

46 Comments

  1. Ursula Hunt
    May 9, 2017 / 7:34 am

    Board games are great for children, much better than playing alone on tech games

  2. jessica woods
    May 9, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I love it when we turn of all technology and TVs and play games like this!

  3. Karen Usher
    May 9, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Great review! Looks like a good fun game, and children learning whilst having fun (the best kind of learning in my opinion)

  4. Rebecca Nisbet
    May 9, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    my daughter is struggling with maths at school, this would be really helpful to help her understand multiplications a bit better.

  5. Rachel
    May 9, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    We love Orchard Toys in this house. They are so well made and sturdy – perfect for young children! This is one we haven’t played though and it looks fab!

  6. Martina Pichova
    May 9, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Sounds great! I can imagine my son having fun playing this – he is very competitive!

  7. Tracy Nixon
    May 10, 2017 / 12:46 am

    I love Orchard Toys games!

  8. Graham Ross
    May 10, 2017 / 1:03 am

    what a fab game to play

    • May 10, 2017 / 7:57 am

      Hi great idea turning learning into games. Makes it much more interesting and fun.

  9. Solange
    May 10, 2017 / 1:10 am

    Sounds like a fun game.

  10. Harline Parkin
    May 10, 2017 / 2:04 am

    Looks brilliant my grandson would love it

  11. Tracy Drury
    May 10, 2017 / 7:44 am

    does love orchard games,

  12. Nicola Marshall
    May 10, 2017 / 8:17 am

    My daughter is not a big fan of maths, this game would be great for her. It’s a brilliant idea turning learning into fun.

  13. aj
    May 10, 2017 / 9:46 am

    THIS LOOKS LIKE A REALLY USEFUL GAME, THANK YOU

  14. iain maciver
    May 10, 2017 / 10:07 am

    looks like fun way to learn

  15. Sarah Mcvicar
    May 10, 2017 / 10:25 am

    we bought our son a few of their games at christmas, great learning games

  16. Susan Smith
    May 10, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Fantastic game, do love games which help children to learn, but are fun at the same time

  17. Margaret gallagher
    May 10, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    PERFECT for my nephew’s to have fun

  18. Andrea Fletcher
    May 10, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Love Orchard toys and this would be perfect for my grandson.

  19. Chris Andrews
    May 10, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    brilliant for my grandson as he loves maths

  20. Clare Hubbard
    May 10, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    We love our orchard toys games, love that they are learning so much whilst playing

  21. Katie
    May 10, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Looks fab

  22. Rachel Butterworth
    May 10, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Great game for my niece and nephews. Fingers crossed.

  23. Stephanie Keill
    May 11, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Such wonderful toys and well made, thank you for the chance to win for. My. Kids

  24. Deborah Mackenzie
    May 11, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    This looks amazing, great fun, educational and can be done over and over.

  25. Jane Lewis
    May 11, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    My daughter loves these games! She loves the shopping game and would love to try this one ☝️ thank you

  26. Anthony Harrington
    May 11, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    we love Orchard Toys, they have so many fab games

  27. Charlotte Harrison
    May 12, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Looks a fab game for my little boy

  28. May 13, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Looks good and more fun learning than computers etc.

  29. Ruth Harwood
    May 14, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Great for those rainy days with the kids xx

  30. Karen Barrett
    May 14, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Lovely prize, thank you, perfect for my grandchildren

  31. Jen Schofield
    May 16, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Looks like good fun

  32. Paul Halling
    May 16, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    us lot looooove games please count us in thank you 🙂

  33. claire griffiths
    May 19, 2017 / 12:15 am

    orchard games are fab great fun too

  34. Katie
    May 19, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Thanks for the chance

  35. Jayne Townson
    May 20, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    This looks like a fun maths learning game, thanks for this.

  36. amy bondoc
    May 21, 2017 / 8:45 am

    love educational games x

  37. Emily Hallett
    May 21, 2017 / 9:33 am

    This would be great for my young nephew to help him with his maths.

  38. Sharon worsley
    May 21, 2017 / 9:43 am

    As a mum of a four year old in reception I have to agree about orchard games! We have loads of fun p,aye g them and they have helped his speech so much!

  39. May 21, 2017 / 9:52 am

    LOOKS LIKE LOADS OF FUN ALL THE FAMILY CAN PLAY

  40. jo liddement
    May 21, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    It’s always good to find toys that make maths fun as well as educational.

  41. Sarah Mackay
    May 21, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Brilliant giveaway

  42. bex allum
    May 21, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Would love to win this for my youngest daughter.

  43. Alana Walker
    May 21, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Orchard Toys games are a huge hit in our house, we love Shopping List and Dotty Dinosaurs especially. Would love to try this new game.

  44. Jo Carroll
    May 21, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    I did OK at maths at school despite finding the lessons so boring, but nowadays I love the way it’s being taught in a more fun way. These type of games really help kids enjoy the subject a whole heap more.

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