The girls are really enjoying playing board games, and they are really useful on days such as these in the long summer holiday, especially on wet days. I like the fact that they will sit down and be entertained by something that isn’t a screen. They learn about playing together and taking turns and how the game is more fun when they are playing with other people. They were sent Pickin’ Chickens to play with this summer. This is the latest game from Drumond Park, with the aim being to collect four model chickens before the fox pops up and steals them.
The players take it in turns to spin the “pasture” and then remove the chicken coops one at a time. Under each one is a different coloured chicken. The child takes a model chicken of the same colour and places it on the right space on their game card. Every-so-often, the fox may pop up randomly from the tree trunk and take a chicken from each player unless they hold the farmer card. The winner is the first player to collect four chickens.
Initially, I thought the game would be a bit too complicated for Emily. She is just 3 years old, and the game is aimed for aged 4 and upwards. However, she soon got the hang of what to do. She very quickly got the idea about trying to find chickens of four different colours, and I am sure that as both girls play the game more, they will use their memory skills to help them work out which coops to remove in order to find the coloured chickens that they need.
The game is for 2 to 4 players, but I have to say that the more players, the better, as with just two players there is less chance of the fox popping up and therefore four chickens can be collected fast and the game over quite quickly. It didn’t stop Emily removing her coops very nervously each time in case the fox popped up!
Pickin’ Chickens from Drumond Park is for 2 to 4 players, aged 4 and upwards and R.R.P is £19.99 but if you want to get your hands on one for free, then enter my giveaway below. It ends on 25th September at 11:59pm and is open to UK entrants only.
Disclaimer: We were sent Pickin’ Chickens for review purposes, but as always, all opinions are our own