Children Games

24 children’s small hoops

Score: 10/10

This set of children’s hoops does exactly what it says on the tin – low-cost, plastic rings that children (and adults if they want to!) can use to play ring toss and other games.

The set comes with 24 rings all in varying sizes so there is a great choice of sizes to make games easier or more challenging. The colours are bright, vivid and appealing.

The plastic is substantially thick on these hoops so I believe they will wear well and be very durable. The perfect toys to make up your own games with and have fun.

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Anti draft – a game of questions

Score: 6/10

Anti draft is a compelling game, but be warned, it is very deviously tricky! To play, a player reads a card to themselves ( a pack of question cards are supplied in the box) that contains a topic. That player must think of 3 things that vaguely relate to that topic and tell the other player or players. From those 3 examples, the other player must correctly guess the topic.

It is quite fiendish when thinking of examples to give, there is no further help on the card. It is quite an addictive game, however, and good fun to play. My only issue with the game is that it comes with very few topic cards, and you need those to be able to play. The longevity of this game within the same circle of friends or family group will be limited by running out of cards and topics. That is the only let down, that and the fact that it can be quite tricky and taxing to play.

All-in-all, a fun game that makes you think. Definitely one to play before the Christmas sherry!

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Fun automated cat toy

Score: 10/10

I received this cat toy as part of my Amazon Vine membership. I have wanted a mechanical cat toy for a few years and this does not disappoint.
In the box you receive a USB cable for charging the toy (so no need to constantly be searching for new batteries when it runs out of power), the orange toy and 2 heads with rope attached. Attaching the rope to the orange toy is very simple, it just clicks into place and you’re ready to go. Charging takes around 2 hours from empty.
On first powering the toy on, it enters Fast mode which, in my hand, looked incredibly fast and aggressive. However, when on the floor the level of activity makes sense as it flicks and rolls itself around the floor. Press the power button once and it enters a slower mode for a more sedate action.
I used this toy mainly on the Interactive mode where it lays dormant but starts moving when a cat moves it or pounces on it.
At first my cat was skeptical and unsure of the new ‘alien creature’ that was in our living room, but soon she was sniffing and poking it. As she got used to the toy, she began to stalk it and pounce on it. I have used it in Interactive mode for 48 hours straight and it still has charge left and it definitely holds my cat’s attention when she wants to play. The fact that it is rechargeable is a huge bonus for me.
The ropes are securely attached to the toy and look hardwearing.
It’s fun, even if my wife commented that it ‘looks like an alien!’

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