Monday, 20 February 2017

Match a Track - a game review

This game is a great rainy day activity and over half term, fast became one of our favourite pastimes. It's not as easy as you may think either!

Match a Track
Illustrated by: Marcel George
Suitable for ages: 4-7
Published by: Laurence King
Available from: March 2017
Price: £12.99
ISBN: 978 1 78067 964 8

Esme and Fia both love animals so I knew this game by Marcel George, a watercolour whizz, would grab their attention. I didn't expect for Simon and I to also want  to be involved as much as we were. I mean, it is not as if either of us has a competitive side at all is it?! But for all it is fun and simple, it is for families. And what a super way for children to learn about animals from all around the world?

We laid out the various tracks and animals before us and sat back to look at them. Well-made cards measuring 144mm x 100mm, they're not going to rip easily. The images of the animals are beautifully colourful and consist of 25 weird and wonderful species, from peacock to panda.

There are a couple of easy ones to get you started, such as the elephant and the frog - but then again, is that actually the frog or is it the chameleon? And so you can see how it plays out... fun and thoughtful.

Emma Oliver and the GraceFaith girls received a copy of Match a Track in exchange for this review but all ideas and comments are my own.