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

108 Comments

  1. Ursula Hunt Reply

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

  2. jessica woods Reply

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

  3. Karen Usher Reply

    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 Reply

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

  5. 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 Reply

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

  7. Nicola Marshall Reply

    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.

  8. Sarah Mcvicar Reply

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

  9. Susan Smith Reply

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

  10. Andrea Fletcher Reply

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

  11. Clare Hubbard Reply

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

  12. Rachel Butterworth Reply

    Great game for my niece and nephews. Fingers crossed.

  13. Stephanie Keill Reply

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

  14. Deborah Mackenzie Reply

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

  15. Jane Lewis Reply

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

  16. Jayne Townson Reply

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

  17. Emily Hallett Reply

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

  18. Sharon worsley Reply

    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!

  19. jo liddement Reply

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

  20. Sidrah Ahmed Reply

    This would be great for my kids a fun game which they can play and learn

  21. Alana Walker Reply

    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.

  22. Jo Carroll Reply

    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.

  23. adeinne tonner Reply

    Fantastic giveaway and such a great fun way to get children learning

  24. Emma Louise Elliott Reply

    This game looks great, I’d love to win this for my daughter xxx

  25. Hazel Christopher Reply

    This looks like a great game! My son would love it. He’s just getting into maths at the moment and is really enjoying it.

  26. Natalie Baskerville Reply

    I really enjoy playing orchard games with my children, they are great fun but educational

  27. Patricia Avery Reply

    We love playing board games with the grandchildren. Nan’s games cupboard is usually the first place they go to when they arrive 🙂

  28. christine shelley Reply

    I try to always get educational fun games for my neice, this looks perfect

  29. Anthea Holloway Reply

    What a super game – I love these “learning” while having fun games.

  30. Kat Allinson Reply

    I love playing games like this, anything that makes learning fun

  31. My daughter loves playing games. It gets her away from technology as well!

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  33. Lesley Bain Reply

    We love Orchard Toys, and have had a few different games from them over the years for my children, and now for my grandchildren.

    We do not have this one, but I have the perfect recipient in my 4 year old grandson, who is counting mad. He would love this 🙂 x

  34. Lucy Chester Reply

    Love board games as they are something to do with the whole family that is fun

  35. If only I’d had something fun like this to help me learn maths when I was a child.

  36. Kelly Hirst Reply

    Fantastic- Orchard toys are one of the best manufacturers of kids games

  37. sharon stanley Reply

    This would be great for my younger two. They both struggle with maths. Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  38. Carolyn Jones Reply

    Looks like a really helpful game to keep learning varied and fun.

  39. Julie Baxter Reply

    Educational games are really fun as my kids are learning as well as playing.
    Its nice to get them out of their technology bubbles.

  40. Joanne Hutchings Reply

    Sounds like a game that my number loving little boy would really enjoy.

  41. Angela L Paull Reply

    This looks fab – Orchard make such fun, simple to play educational games. We love them

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    My daughter would love this! She’s almost 5 so the perfect age to benefit from it.

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