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

 

58 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

  27. Emma C
    April 22, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Great fun yet educational game

  28. Gary Topley
    April 24, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Thank you for the competition x

  29. Kerryn Johnson
    April 25, 2018 / 8:55 am

    My granddaughter would love this

  30. Laura Bryant
    April 27, 2018 / 10:07 am

    good luck everyone ??? fingers and toes crossed ???

  31. Laura Jones
    April 30, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    GREAT COMPANY GREAT GAME GREAT FUN

  32. Rachael Sexey
    May 1, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    This looks like an amazing game ?

  33. Rachel Butterworth
    May 2, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Great prize. I love the Orchard Toys brand.

  34. Lynn Neal
    May 3, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    Orchard Toys games are so colourful and fun that children are keen to play and don’t realise that they are learning at the same time!

  35. Tracy Newton
    May 4, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    We love Orchard Toys. I often buy them to give as gifts when my son goes to birthday parties

  36. sheri Darby
    May 5, 2018 / 9:34 am

    This looks great fun

  37. Sally Collingwood
    May 5, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    Great fun!!

  38. MANDY DOHERTY
    May 5, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    My grandchildren would love this game

  39. claire woods
    May 6, 2018 / 8:54 am

    We love Orchard Toys as they are so well made and educational.

  40. Susan B
    May 6, 2018 / 10:05 am

    I particularly appreciate games that have an element of education in them. Thanks for this giveaway.

  41. Christine Caple
    May 6, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    A great game to have fun and learn at the same time

  42. Jenny Rogers
    May 7, 2018 / 11:45 am

    We love the games from Orchard Toys. I also just found out that you can get missing pieces from them in return for a donation to charity – very useful!

  43. tina edwards
    May 7, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    the games from orchard toys are always so bright and colourful. my grandchildren love them

  44. CAROLYN HEYWORTH
    May 7, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    great educational game for little ones !

  45. Kate Davies
    May 7, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    Perfect game for learning through play.

  46. Tricia cowell
    May 8, 2018 / 7:07 am

    My Grandson would love this

  47. Danielle Dudley
    May 8, 2018 / 9:44 am

    Looks like an amazing prize. Fingers crossed

  48. Stevie
    May 8, 2018 / 9:46 am

    The set would be great for educating my nephew.

  49. Jeanette Leighton
    May 8, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Entered love orchard games such good quality products that kids love

  50. Charlotte G
    May 8, 2018 / 10:39 am

    My son would love this game

  51. sharon stanley
    May 8, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Fab way to teach children about money without tiny money shaped peices that can easily get lost (or swallowed.

  52. Danielle Graves
    May 8, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I love Orchard Toys games they are so bright and eyecatching and really easy for little ones to play but most of all still fun too!

  53. Laura Findlay
    May 8, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    This looks like fun. Me and my children love Orchard Games x

  54. jackie curran
    May 8, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    This looks a good game , would love this for my collection .

  55. Emily neasham
    May 8, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    This would be fantastic for my little girl!

  56. Rachel Craig
    May 8, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    Great prize. Wonderful fun for the children.

  57. Natalie Crossan
    May 8, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    This is fantastic for my little girl 🙂

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