Orchard Toys Shopping List Game Review

Being part of the Orchard Toys ambassador programme we were offered the Orchard Toys Shopping List Game Review. The game is Orchard Toys best selling game of all time, it has done fantastically well winning various awards including Gold in the Mother & Baby Awards 2013 and earnings it place on the Good Toys Guide. Honestly I was a little worried before opening the game, as there is a saying which I subscribe to which is ‘if its not broken don’t fix it’.  We love it, so could the new version live up to our expectations?

Orchard Toys Supermarket Game Review

Things you need to know:

  • Age range – 3 t0 7 – Monkey turned three in June so this is ideal for him
  • Number of players – 2-4 (unless booster sets are purchased)
  • Contents – the game contains 2 shopping baskets, 2 trollies and 4 shopping lists. There are 32 items in total on the lists and each has a corresponding card to place in your basket or trolly.
  • Orchard Toys Supermarket Game ReviewAim of the game – the winner is to be the first player to have placed all the items on their list in their basket or trolly. The youngest starts first by turning over an item card and seeing it is matches their list. If it does it can go in their trolly or basket, if it is not then it needs to be placed back with the others face down.
  • Skills – the game is designed to help develop matching and memory skills, when we first use to play this game Monkey didn’t really get that he needed to remember where his items were placed back. Instead we would give them to him! Now he’s a bit older I have been preserving with encouraging him to remember where the items are. In the last few plays he has definitely started to pick it up. In addition the game helps with observational skills and encourages language development through discussion around the items on the lists.

Orchard Toys Supermarket Game Review

Monkey loved this new version of the game, especially that there is now a blue shopping list! Blue is his favourite colour at the moment. For the two of us playing it takes about 10 minutes, the game holds his interest well and we play several games in a row. He likes being about to fill up a basket and then a trolly. Of course if we do it this way the second game will take less time as there are less items to pick from.

Orchard Toys Supermarket Game Review

So to the verdict – as mentioned I was a little nervous but I need not have been, somehow they have managed to make the game even better. With the introduction of the baskets, shopping lists which now look different. I really like that one which is on a mobile phone as that is often how I shop! They have updated the items and have included some more unusual things which all adds to the discussion.

Orchard Toys Supermarket Game ReviewThings I love:

  • It is the usual Orchard Toys quality, with bright colourful illustrations and made from very thick card which is impossible to bend so it will last a long time.
  • The shopping lists are easy to read, Monkey can not read yet but we are practicing reading the items out loud as a first step so the fact the words are clear, well sized and lower case helps
  • Like other games it is possible to download instructions from the website

The game retails at £7.50 and you can find it here on the Orchard Toys’ website. I would definitely recommend the game and can see us buying the booster sets – Clothes and Fruit & Veg as stocking fillers. By buying the booster sets it also allows you to increase the number of players by 2 or 4.

Orchard Toys have very kindly agreed that I can run a competition so that one of my readers may win their own Shopping List game.

This competition has now ended however I often have giveaways running please use the search box above to find my latest ones.

We were sent The Shopping List by Orchard Toys for the purpose of a review, all opinions are my own.


  1. .Sara. (@OoSerzoO)

    Orchard Toys quality is fab! And such reasonably priced too. This looks like such a fun game! It would also make a lovely gift 🙂 Fab review, thank you for sharing. xx

  2. Jenny

    We’re big fans if Orchard toys here! O got the cupcake game and the math frog game for his birthday, he loves both and I’m sure he would really enjoy the shopping list one too, they are so much fun and very educational! #thelist 🙂 x

  3. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    This looks like a really great game. Learning & also fun for the child! It’s great to hear that the card is good & thick so it will last. x

  4. Sara Handy Herbs

    I love games that are not just fun but help with developing skills too – this looks a good one. Thanks for sharing #FabFridayPost

  5. Cliona

    Looks like such a cool game, I can totally see how it would appeal to younger kids and it’s great that it’s not too long and helps with memory as well as being lots of fun by the look of it!

  6. sewingbeefabric

    This sounds like a great game. My toddler loves pushing around a trolley and playing shop with a till so I bet he’d love this!

  7. There's always Time for tea

    This looks like a great game! I always look at the orchard games but have never bought one – will have to look into it! xx

  8. Katie (Growing Up KaterTot)

    Oh, what fun! The game looks like it’d be inviting to children because of its bright colored pieces. Great learning opportunities, too! I wish I qualify to enter to win! I’d be on this in a hurry! xx #momsterslink

  9. An imperfect Mum (@animperfectmum)

    This is great game. I have used it a lot with my EAL pupils as they can learn shopping and food vocab in a fun way. I like the look of the new version. Like Katie I wish I qualified to enter the competition. #justanotherlinky

  10. Sirley Young

    This looks like an interesting game 🙂 My LO is only 2 and has just started to play with puzzles….without eating the pieces 😀 Looking forward to finding good, educating games for him as well 🙂

  11. Harps

    Looks like such a fun game for when Arjun is a little older! Fab review and cute pictures 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #BabyBrainMonday x

  12. PeggyB

    How do you manage to get your child not to destroy this kind of stuff? Mine is so hard on things that I can’t even buy a book without it being almost indestructible…and they still find a way. Love the review and your photos are amazing. #BabyBrainMemoirs?

  13. DomesticatedMomster

    I recently bought the monsters a new matching game and they love it! They can play anywhere between 4 and 50 cards. It’s at least a good hour of entertainment for them. Thanks for sharing this with #momsterslink. Hope to see you again today!
    ❤️Trista, Domesticated Momster

  14. hannah mum's days

    Oooh this looks like a great game – I need a few more of these to play with Reuben, something a bit more complex than hungry frogs 😉 Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

  15. Debbie Cross

    My granddaughter loves to play the shopping list game when she visits her cousin , so I would love to win it so they could play it at nannys house xx

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