Orchard Toys Money Match Cafe Review

Monkey has been learning all about money at school. He is really interested in it and just like all parents I like to be able to encourage learning where I can. However 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 games previously and always had a good experience. So when we were asked to test out the new Money Match Cafe we of course said yes.

Things you need to know about Orchard Toys Money Match Cafe:

  • Age range – 5 to 8
  • Number of players – 2-4
  • Contents – the game contains four 3D tables, one spinner, one till board, one tray board, sixteen meal cards and thirty two money cards. Of which there are sixteen easy green cards and sixteen red hard cards

  • Aim of the game – the winner is to be the first player to have served all four of their meals.  Each player is given four meal cards with a monetary value on the front of them. On the back of each card is the price in picture coins, both with an easy solution and a hard solution. The youngest starts first by taking a money card and seeing if the amount on the card matches any of the prices on their meal cards. They can check the answer by turning over the meal card and seeing if the coins match. If it matches and they are correct then they can use the till and tray cards to serve the meal to one of the tables. The table is chosen by the spinner.
  • Skills – the game is designed to help develop number and counting skills. It also promotes imaginative play and encourages observational skills. The game also helps with observational skills and encourages turn taking, game playing and the social skills that are learnt with this.

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 fifteen minutes with two of us playing which is about right for his attention span and is the perfect after school activity. We started with the easy green cards but it became apparent almost straight away that he knew the answers to these on sight. When we played next with the red cards the game lasted a little longer. He also used his fingers and spoke about the calculations he was making. Finding them a little more testing.  He really enjoyed using the tray to put the meals on the tables.

Things I love the Orchard Toys Money Match Cafe 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 Money Match Cafe has been specifically designed with KS1 in mind. Not only that teachers have tested it and been involved in the development of the game.
  • I like the added element of imaginative play and being able to use teddies to sit at the tables and be served the food is a great idea.
  • The pictorial instructions are brilliant and you can download spares on their website.
  • 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.

The Money Match Cafe has a RRP of £12.50 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 Money Match Cafe 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 Money Match Cafe
  • The competition will close on 8th May 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 Money Match Cafe Game for the purpose of this review all opinions are my own

 

27 Comments

  1. anthony harrington
    April 9, 2018 / 5:48 am

    we love Orchard Toys! so well made and bright and cheery!

  2. Margaret Clarkson
    April 9, 2018 / 7:38 am

    Looks like a great game, thank you.

  3. Margaret Gallagher
    April 9, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Great for learning through play fun time

  4. Ursula Hunt
    April 9, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Orchard make great toys to develop skills and this is another good one

  5. iain maciver
    April 9, 2018 / 10:08 am

    kids would love this game

  6. janine atkin
    April 9, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    id love this for my nephew

  7. Laura Walker
    April 9, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    Orchard Toys is a recent hit in out house great for a bit of quiet time!

  8. Laura Pritchard
    April 9, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    This would be so handy for my 7 year old!

  9. Ema J Lowe
    April 9, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    what a fab game for those learning about money

  10. Solange
    April 9, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    My son would love this game.

  11. Claire murden
    April 10, 2018 / 10:37 am

    What a fabulous game.

  12. Sarah Courtney
    April 10, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Love Orchard toys they are so good.

  13. Clare Hubbard
    April 10, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    This looks a great game to teach my son about money

  14. June Etherington
    April 10, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    I can never have enough games for my granddaughte. This one looks good fun.

  15. Ren Taylor
    April 11, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    This game looks great would be wonderful to play with my little nephew

  16. Hannah Wallington
    April 11, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    That looks like a great game, we love the Orchard games

  17. Alana Walker
    April 11, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    We have quite a collection of Orchard Toys games now. Would love this one as my sons are just starting to learn about money.x

  18. Laura Scott
    April 11, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Love orchard toys. We have so many, my daughter loves them!

  19. Jackie Howell
    April 12, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    great prize, love to win, thanks

  20. Rich Tyler
    April 12, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Be wonderful for my 2 boys

  21. Clair Dukes
    April 14, 2018 / 11:11 am

    What a great game!

  22. Katie
    April 14, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    This looks a great game. It’s so important for children to learn the value of money.

  23. Kelly Hirst
    April 15, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I love orchard toys games – definitely a childhood staple

  24. Linda Turner
    April 17, 2018 / 3:28 am

    Brilliant game. Would keep the grandkids happy for hours.

  25. Cathryn Crawshaw
    April 17, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    looks like lots of fun and perfect for Ava

  26. Chris Andrews
    April 21, 2018 / 10:16 am

    my grandsons love make believe and this fits the bill perfectly

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