Playing snap with the Gruffalo

September 7, 2014

Reveiw of the Gruffalo ipad app

As new baby time is so nearly upon us, I’ve been thinking about ways to keep Eliza occupied when I’m breastfeeding. If Baby 2 is anything like her then we will do this an awful lot.

While I don’t want to have to rely on the iPad and the TV, I’m pretty sure a limited amount of screen time will come in handy. I wrote about our favourite toddler apps on TalkMum recently, and we’ve also been trying out the brand new Gruffalo: Games app, launched in honour of the 15th anniversary of the book.

Who loves The Gruffalo? More to the point, who doesn’t love The Gruffalo? Well, the chances are that you – or your children – will also love this app. Gruffalo: Games contains a handful of different classic puzzles and challenges all on a Gruffalo theme, including snap, pairs, noughts and crosses. The great monster himself appears, as well as lots of recognisable characters from the book including the mouse, snake, owl and fox.

Gruffalo iPad review

From the outset we were pretty enchanted by Gruffalo: Games. There’s a fun mix of different puzzles, and it looks and sounds great. In two of the games – snap and noughts and crosses – you can play against the Gruffalo himself (how cool when you’re little?)

A couple of negative points though, but I’m not sure if these are because E’s slightly younger than the target age bracket for the game:

  • The majority of the games are against a clock, and there’s no option to play any versions that aren’t timed.  On the matching pairs game, for instance, the game will end if you’re not really quick. This can get very frustrating when you’re little and just want to play. On the Peppa Pig apps you can choose to play non-timed versions, which is much better.
  • The wiley Gruffalo is very fast on snap, which again is not so great when you’re small and it takes you longer to see the pair, work out what you have to do etc
  • The jigsaws involve tapping two squares to swap the pieces round instead of placing individual squares onto a grid (which you do with the Peppa apps). It’s slightly more difficult, especially as you only briefly see the picture at the start or by pressing help.

Eliza did pick lots up pretty quickly, but I think it would extend the appeal and shelf life to have different options for levels, speed and challenge. Maybe for an updated version…?

However the app is great, from the music to the Gruffalo’s paw, to the cascade of nuts and leaves that rain down when you win. The games are fun and engaging, and the app really follows the attention to detail and quirkiness that’s present in all of Julia Donaldson books.

You can also win a bundle of 15th anniversary Gruffalo goodness. Worth £50, it contains a 15th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo book, DVD, plush toy, puzzle, stationery and the app.

To enter;

Leave a comment via the Rafflecopter widget below letting me know what your favourite game is. The winner will be picked at random from all valid entries. It ends at midnight on 28th September.

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The Gruffalo: Games app is available to download from the App Store, priced at £2.99.

371 Comments

  • Sophie Parry

    September 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Its not really a game, but we love doing jigsaws. M loves finding the matching piece and saying what the object or animal may be!! 🙂

  • Jenny

    September 8, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    We loved this app, my son especially loves playing against the Gruffalo!
    Our favourite game is currently Snap although both my children love to cheat when we play 🙂

  • MoolBoots

    September 8, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Our favourite game is simon says, the oldies are the best!

  • Lisa Edwards

    September 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Our fav game with Jake on the ipad at the moment is pepper pig, as you say it is quite good for younger children. When playing with his toys he has just started to do simple puzzles.

  • Lucy

    September 8, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    My favourite game is hay day *hides face!

  • Nicki Evans

    September 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Monopoly!

  • iain maciver

    September 8, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    monopoly

  • shirley evans

    September 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    snakes and ladders

  • Mummy’s to do list

    September 8, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I love Trivial Pursuit. Keeping a toddler happy while breastfeeding has been one of my biggest challenges since number 2 arrived. That and the guilt I feel when she’s desperate to get out and we get held up by baby.

  • Rachel Craig

    September 9, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Snakes and ladders.

  • Jo-Anne holton

    September 9, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Guess who, my boys are loving it at the moment!

  • chantelle hazelden

    September 9, 2014 at 9:48 am

    scrabble x

  • Katherine Teff

    September 9, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Coppit- and I’ve never seen anyone else who owns it, but it is in a real box and everything, so it is a real thing!

  • AJ

    September 9, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I love eye-spy

  • Crystal Carrington

    September 9, 2014 at 11:35 am

    We love the logo game in our house, even the kids get really in to it x

  • Claire @WhatElsaWears

    September 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I absolutely love UNO!

  • samj

    September 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Guess who is lots of fun

  • angela edmonds

    September 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    hide and seek with my grandson!

  • Carolyn Benjamin

    September 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Monopoly

  • elizabeth doody

    September 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Hullaballoo

  • karen cowley

    September 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    love monoploly x

  • Eva Vida

    September 9, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Monopoly

  • Gertrude

    September 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Puzzles

  • emma falvi

    September 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    snakes and ladders

  • Keri Jones

    September 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I love Battleships 🙂 xx

  • ann clements

    September 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Trivial Pursuit

  • John Taggart

    September 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    My favourite is Risk

  • Joanna Butler-Savage

    September 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    chess is best

  • emily Hankins- Jones

    September 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Bug in a Rug – Not many people have heard of it so im starting to think my parents made it up

  • Susan Sargent

    September 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    The Logo Game

  • Keith H

    September 9, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    My snakes and ladders set from 1970s when you got 10 games in a box.

  • Stacey Tripconey

    September 9, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Kerplunk!

  • laura stewart

    September 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Ludo

  • Sandra Lane

    September 9, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I love Cluedo

  • laura banks

    September 9, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    i like playing monopoly

  • Jodie W

    September 9, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Monopoly is my favourite game

  • Richard Randall

    September 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Snakes and Ladders.

  • kim neville

    September 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    We like Cluedo

  • MARK THOMAS

    September 9, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Ludo

  • Kathy Cakebread

    September 9, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    snakes and ladders

  • laura jayne bates

    September 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    we love buckaroo

  • richard hill

    September 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    monopoly and trivial pursuit

  • Chloe Wilson

    September 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    My 3 year old and I are enjoying Hungry Hippos at the minute 🙂

  • Laura Pritchard

    September 9, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Heroquest was epic!

  • Qian Lu

    September 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Snakes and ladders.

  • Anti is hawke

    September 9, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Monopoly 🙂

  • Janet Coverdale

    September 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Mousetrap

  • Karen Usher

    September 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Mousetrap!

  • Maggie Ali

    September 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    snakes and ladders

  • G Keegan

    September 9, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Hungry hippos!

  • Glenn Marvell-James

    September 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Backgammon

  • Zoe Coen

    September 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Snakes and Ladders

  • Sarah Scoulding

    September 9, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    My favourite game is ludo

  • samantha price

    September 9, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    scrabble

  • Jane Green

    September 10, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Cluedo

  • suzzee langton

    September 10, 2014 at 8:15 am

    charades

  • john hatrey

    September 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Snakes and Ladders.

  • Sarah Archibald

    September 10, 2014 at 10:37 am

    it was a game called frustration 🙂

  • Julie Fisher

    September 10, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Payday

  • Jane Willis

    September 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    scrabble

  • christine taylor

    September 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I love Ludo x

  • Rachael

    September 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I’m a trivial pursuit fan!

  • Jackie Dawson

    September 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    has to be Guess Who, great game when i was young 🙂

  • Corinne Peat

    September 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Cluedo. Fun for all the family!

  • Laura Loo

    September 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Boggle is my favourite

  • Harriet

    September 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Snakes and Ladders

  • Andy Kadir-Buxton

    September 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Risk.

  • Alison Clifford

    September 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I love frustration. There is always someone who whizzes round the board but just as they think they are going to win they get caught!

  • CAROL PATRICK

    September 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Monopoly

  • Chris E Andrews

    September 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Leave a comment to let me know your favourite game
    scrabble

  • Allison sullivan

    September 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    we love playing scrabble.theres nothing like me and my hubby and kids from aged 4-19 all trying to make up words to get them extra triple words

  • claire woods

    September 10, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    SCRABBLE

  • Kajal Shah

    September 11, 2014 at 6:43 am

    We love playing Monopoly when we have lots of time otherwise Cluedo as it is quicker to get a winner.

  • Kayleigh

    September 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Our families favourite game is Monopoly

  • Jennifer Potter

    September 11, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I love srabble and cluedo great classics

  • Claudia Dance

    September 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Guess Who 🙂

  • Kelly

    September 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Snakes and ladders!

  • Gemma Clark

    September 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    monopoly

  • Andrea Fletcher

    September 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Cluedo

  • Tina Holmes

    September 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Frustration

  • Julia Plant

    September 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Rapidough – just love it!

  • Natalie Crossan

    September 11, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I love monopoly 🙂

  • Ruth Harwood

    September 12, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Cluedo

  • Kristy Smith

    September 12, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Guess who

  • MichelleD

    September 12, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Snakes and Ladders

  • Katie Dann

    September 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    We like dominoes, snakes and ladders and various orchard toys games. My favourite games as a child were Chess, Monopoly, Mousetrap, Screwball Scramble!

  • Anita Hooper

    September 13, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Pictionary

  • Michelle Banks

    September 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    love the logo game!

  • JULIE MCLAREN

    September 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Mousetrap!

  • Julie Ward

    September 13, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Don’t Laugh

  • Hannah Bee Griffin

    September 13, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I LOVE Connect4

  • vicki hennie

    September 14, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Snap

  • Lauren Tourle

    September 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I love monopoly 🙂

  • tracey huber

    September 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Sorry

  • rachael

    September 14, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    snakes and ladders its the best

  • Lyndsey Brett

    September 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Used to love playing Snakes and Ladders with my gran and granddad when I was little.

  • Angela McDonald

    September 15, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Monopoly!

  • Stewart Whittaker

    September 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Monopoly

  • Michaela Turner

    September 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Jenga

  • caroline

    September 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Ooh so many to choose – monopoly or uno

  • Emma Bradshaw

    September 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Scrabble

  • Susan Trubey

    September 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Ludo

  • Michelle Ferguson

    September 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I love trivial pursuit but my hubby always cheats

  • Lucy Higgins

    September 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Scrabble

  • lynn heath

    September 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Our favourite game is hide and seek!!!

  • Emma Ellison

    September 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    snakes and ladders

  • liz smith

    September 17, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    we love hungry hippos

  • Stevie

    September 18, 2014 at 10:04 am

    We like our road mat and car and operation is my favourite boxed game.

  • emma thackery

    September 18, 2014 at 10:24 am

    monopoly

  • Greig spencer

    September 18, 2014 at 10:50 am

    CLUEDO

  • Michael Cannon

    September 18, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    My favourite game is Mr Pop!

  • Daniel Stacey

    September 18, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Snap

  • Rachael Jess

    September 18, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I do love Cluedo 🙂

  • Diane Trotter

    September 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Operation

  • Katie Evans

    September 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I’m a real Quizzer, so probably Trivial Pursuit or something equally quizzical 🙂

  • Val Swift

    September 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Cluedo

  • Elaine Savage

    September 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    don’t wake dad!

  • Ashleigh Allan

    September 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Dominos!

  • IZZY

    September 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    snap x

  • Kirsten Barthy

    September 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Settlers

  • Julie Henderson

    September 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    game of life

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    September 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Logo

  • Sarah Benn

    September 19, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Scrabble

  • Karen Durrant

    September 19, 2014 at 1:53 am

    pictionary

  • Joanne Welsh

    September 19, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Monopoly

  • Rachel Roach

    September 19, 2014 at 5:19 am

    snap

  • Tracy Nixon

    September 19, 2014 at 6:32 am

    The Game of Life!

  • Kelly glen

    September 19, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Monopoly

  • winnie

    September 19, 2014 at 8:26 am

    go for broke 🙂

  • Karen Howe

    September 19, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Guess Who

  • Lucy Plant

    September 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Connect Four is always popular in our house!

  • Darren

    September 19, 2014 at 9:48 am

    We are playing Guess Who a lot at the moment.

  • PM LIU

    September 19, 2014 at 10:22 am

    snakes and ladders

  • lynn mitchell

    September 19, 2014 at 10:47 am

    we love the osborn spot the difference to play with the kids

  • Lorraine Tinsley

    September 19, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Hide and seek

  • fozia

    September 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Monopoly

  • Heather Simpson

    September 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Game of Life

  • Caroline H

    September 19, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Monopoly for me.

  • Anthony Harrington

    September 19, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Monopoly and Frustration

  • Catherine McAlinden

    September 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    We love the Room on the Broom game!

  • Megan Adams

    September 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Guess Who!

  • Anna Ingram

    September 19, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Cluedo!

  • EMMA WALTERS

    September 19, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    guess who

  • LittleBeastie

    September 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Rummikub

  • Hannah Lawrence (Lewenstein)

    September 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    monopoly!

  • leanne monaghan

    September 19, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    snap with the little ones great for hand and eye coordination

  • melanie stirling

    September 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Uno

  • Jenna Parrington

    September 19, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Payday! Does anyone remember that board game? It was awesome! I need to buy it again!

  • Lee Jones

    September 20, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Kerplunk!
    It’s impossible to not love Kerplunk

  • Allan Smith

    September 20, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Trivial Pursuit

  • lucy robinson

    September 20, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Matching pairs. x

  • Heather Knotts

    September 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Snakes & Ladders

  • Lisa Auger

    September 20, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Junior monopoly. My boys love it and I can’t wait to move them on to the regular game.

  • Tracy Newton

    September 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Bingo

  • Lisa Sands

    September 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Kids like Gooey Looey!! Ewwww for me its monopoly (especially at Christmas!) x

  • Hutch2

    September 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Cluedo

  • Iain Ward

    September 20, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Monopoly

  • Stephanie Lear

    September 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    My granddaughters favourite game is a hammer and bash the ball through the hole game then the ball pops out! She plays with it for hours! She loves Gruffalo and Peppa Pig too. X

  • michelle dootson

    September 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    monopoly

  • leigh boyle

    September 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    monopoly

  • Felicity Kelly

    September 20, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    I still love cluedo! We have it in quite a few versions now!!!

  • ustupidwoman

    September 20, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    ludo – anyone can play it from 3 to 90. it doesn’t last too long and its easy to follow

  • Zoe G

    September 21, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I enjoy playing Guess Who with the kids, it is really funny

  • Emma Fox

    September 21, 2014 at 9:14 am

    we love guess who

  • Kay Broomfield

    September 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Monopoly! Loved it since childhood.

  • jennifer thorpe

    September 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

    monopoly

  • GLENDA HANKS

    September 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Snap is always fun

  • helen booth

    September 21, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Game Of Life!

  • Tammy Tudor

    September 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Monopoly 🙂

  • M Jack

    September 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Frustration, always a favourite when playing with my children.

  • Rachel Bustin

    September 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Connect 4, the best game ever!

  • Janice Mackin

    September 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Trivial Pursuit

  • tarbs gill

    September 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Monopoly!!

  • k dunn

    September 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    snakes and ladders or monopoly

  • Kat Glynn

    September 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Bubble Witch! x

  • Hekna

    September 22, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Monopoly for me.

  • Christine Caple

    September 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Monopoly

  • amy_chillton@hotmail.co.uk

    September 22, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    snap 🙂

  • MANDY DOHERTY

    September 22, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    The Logo boardgame

  • Lisa McFall

    September 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    monopoly

  • hannah

    September 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    We love Settlers of Catan

  • Caroline Blaza

    September 22, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Scrabble

  • Victoria Cunniff

    September 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

    As a family we love snap and fish, easy to play with all age groups.

  • Melissa Red

    September 23, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Monopoly

  • lianne

    September 23, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Got to be scrabble

  • Pete Schofield

    September 23, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    We mostly play the Green Eggs and Ham Speedy Diner Game at the moment

  • Sheila Hodgson

    September 23, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I spy. Keeps them busy for ages and no equipment needed

  • Wendy Smith

    September 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    We all love UNO

  • LYNNE COLLINS

    September 24, 2014 at 6:26 am

    My favourite game is Hide & Seek,my 2 year old Grand daughter Edie just loves it!!

  • Andrea Williams

    September 24, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Snap!

  • Julie Savage

    September 24, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Connect 4

  • Naomi Hutchins

    September 24, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Monopoly

  • donna jones

    September 24, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    scrabble

  • Charlotte Hoskins

    September 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    My little one is a bit young for games but once the kids are in bed, the adults enjoy Articulate 🙂

  • Jenny Harper

    September 24, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Cards Against Humanity – Not for the easily offended!

  • Megan Davies

    September 25, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Top Trumps

  • Katie Kingsbury

    September 25, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Snap!

  • george brown

    September 25, 2014 at 9:05 am

    HUNGRY HIPPOS

  • Laura Cooper

    September 25, 2014 at 11:29 am

    We’re really into board games and hope to share our enjoyment of them with our daughter as she gets older. My favourite is Ticket To Ride.

  • leanne weir

    September 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

    My favourite game is hay day *hides face!

  • claire haskins

    September 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    hungry hippos

  • Pamela Gossage

    September 25, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    happy families

  • jen louise jackson

    September 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Monopoly

  • Gemma Poulding

    September 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Love playing shopkeepers

  • Rachel Emberton

    September 25, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    bubble witch

  • caroline cordery

    September 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    pictionary

  • HAYLEY WYNN

    September 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Smakes and ladders

  • Laura Vitty

    September 25, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Cherades : )

  • Simon Harrington

    September 26, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Snakes and Ladders

  • Sue McCarthy

    September 26, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  • Becca Staples

    September 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Pop up Pirate! x

  • Stacey Carnell

    September 26, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Jigsaw puzzles 🙂

  • Sarah-Jane Laycock

    September 26, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Got to be Twister – physical, hilarious and everyone gets involved!

  • Emily Hutchinson

    September 26, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Game of Life, great for all the family

  • Gill Mitchell

    September 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I’ve always loved monopoly. Can’t wait till the kids are old enough to play it…quite a way off though 😀

  • Holly S

    September 26, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    We recently discovered a card game called Munchkin and it’s brilliant: utterly addictive!

  • Alice Colling

    September 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    scrabble

  • joanne mccarthy

    September 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    definitely hide and seek 🙂 keeps them busy for hours!

  • sarah

    September 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Monopoly

  • Susan Breese

    September 26, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Memory card games. I’m rubbish but I enjoy playing them with the children, anyway.

  • Claire Barker

    September 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Draughts

  • Mark Beynon

    September 26, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Kerplunk

  • Kerry Lethbridge

    September 26, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Yatzee it’s easy to play but uses the old grey matter

  • Mark Palmer

    September 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Trivial Pursuit

  • jackie curran

    September 26, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    scrabble

  • barbara madden

    September 26, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    HUNGREY HIPPOS

  • Vikki D

    September 26, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Articulate

  • gemma foster

    September 26, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    hide and seek

  • Angela Paull

    September 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Frustration 🙂

  • Leigh Larkin

    September 26, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I love a good jigsaw. My DD isn’t quite loving them yet! Hoping she grows into them!

  • Sharon Burroughs

    September 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    I love monopoly

  • Angela Williams

    September 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    has to be scrabble

  • Janet Rumley

    September 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    snakes and ladders

  • cathyj

    September 26, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    candy crush

  • Sarah Ballantyne

    September 26, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    (Junior) Rush Hour – we have both versions and everyone plays them. It’s an addictive game.

  • sarah pearce

    September 27, 2014 at 12:21 am

    monopoly!!

  • jackie chapman

    September 27, 2014 at 1:06 am

    I enjoyed snap!

  • Nicola Holland

    September 27, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Pairs

  • alison berry

    September 27, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Logo

  • sharon oliver

    September 27, 2014 at 9:20 am

    has to be good old snap xx

  • Tim Millington

    September 27, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Busy busy bumble bees!

  • Allan Fullarton

    September 27, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Monopoly – love it!

  • Donna Gilligan

    September 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Our new favourite is the logo quiz, but we’ve always loved trivial pursuits.

  • Jennifer Rhymer

    September 27, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Ker Plunk – I set it up and the kids love it

  • Irene GILMOUR

    September 27, 2014 at 10:31 am

    we are into guess who at moment

  • Maria Jane Knight

    September 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

    We love Greedy Gorilla by Orchard Toys 🙂

  • Nicola Stephenson

    September 27, 2014 at 11:40 am

    snap pairs

  • Katie W

    September 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Articulate

  • Louise Butcher

    September 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    We absolutely love playing Elefun. My little one frantically tries to catch all the butterflies before anyone else does.

  • natalie baugh

    September 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Don’t Panic

  • Katherine Coldicott

    September 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Scrabble

  • Deborah Bird

    September 27, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Frustration!

  • Sam Bresnahan

    September 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    At the moment it’s peekaboo.
    He’s only 8 months old but absolutely loves it

  • Chris Fletcher

    September 27, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I love articulate

  • Lani Nash

    September 27, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Monopoly

  • jo liddement

    September 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I like playing snakes and ladders with my son

  • Robby Price

    September 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Monopoly

  • liz ferguson

    September 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    monopoly

  • Amanda Johnson

    September 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    We love theGreen Box game which is a game my dad made up and used to play with us. You have different questions and then the letters of the alphabet and you pick a question like, boys names and then you pick a letter and take it in turns to think of an answer begining with that letter.

  • Caroline Howard

    September 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    We love playing a Thomas tank engine pairs game on Android phone

  • donna clinton

    September 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I love Snap, my daughter gets really excited about it

  • Katie Walker

    September 27, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Operation

  • Mark Rayner

    September 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Snakes and Ladders

  • Sheri Darby

    September 27, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Scrabble

  • Tracey Whysall

    September 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Monopoly

  • Kim Newsome

    September 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Cluedo

  • Lara Davis

    September 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Game of life

  • Tracy Alder-Ashwin

    September 27, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Mousetrap!

  • Kelly Hooper

    September 27, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Guess Who

  • Clare S

    September 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Trivial Pursuit

  • Lisa Fletcher

    September 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Scrabble

  • Danika Lloyd

    September 27, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Scrabble

  • LEE HARDY

    September 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    LABYRINTH BOARD GAME.

  • Claire Petley

    September 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Me and kids love hide and seek, my youngest always hides behind the curtains lol

  • claire sen

    September 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    my husband recently bought trivial pursuit..we’re bringing it back in this house! I remember my parents had it but it made no sense to me at the time. More luck now I’m older! 🙂

  • Kim Styles

    September 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Cluedo

  • RACHAEL JONES

    September 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    kerplunk !

  • Valerie Rush

    September 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    We enjoy snap

  • Hannah Ingham

    September 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I’m a Twister fan 😉

  • EJ Dunn

    September 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Monopoly

  • Mark Johnson

    September 27, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Monopoly

  • Gemma Snell

    September 27, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Monopoly

  • michaela atkins

    September 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    candy crush for me, pig goes pop with the boys

  • lyn burgess

    September 27, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Mine is ludo, but the kids like kerplunk

  • claire little

    September 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    monopoly

  • denise farminer

    September 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    eye spy.its one of those games you can play anywhere and kids are funny when they spell things wrong and your guessing for ever.which they think is hilarious

  • Kathryn S

    September 27, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Articulate!

  • Jill f

    September 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    At the moment it’s hay day

  • Jade Jones

    September 27, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    scrabble!

  • Tara Davies

    September 27, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Hotel !

  • Kristy Brown

    September 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Buckaroo

  • JULIE BANKS

    September 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Scrabble

  • Victoria N

    September 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Monopoly is a big favourite in this household!

  • olivia Kirby

    September 27, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Logo is good fun

  • jennie

    September 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    uno!

  • Rebecca Lis

    September 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Jenga

  • Jane Middleton

    September 27, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Wordsearch

  • rebecca whale

    September 27, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Cluedo

  • Blake Ahearne

    September 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    snakes and ladders

  • Allan Wilson

    September 27, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Monopoly (The French version as it doubles as a learning tool)

  • kristin burdsall

    September 27, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    My little girl loves rainbow towers. It belonged to her daddy when he was little and granny kept it safe to be used by her grandchildren

  • Keshia Esgate

    September 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Backpacker or Monopoly

  • gemma nisbet

    September 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Monopoly is a great family game

  • Rosalind Blight

    September 27, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    happy families and snap

  • lindsey bluff

    September 27, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    we love frustration at the moment, great fun!

  • sarah hayes

    September 27, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    our favorite game is monopoly 🙂

  • Kirsty Woods

    September 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    coppit

  • Jennifer Jack

    September 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    kerplunk

  • Lydia Graham

    September 27, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    One of our favourite games is Yahtzee

  • nicole

    September 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    We Love Uno! 🙂

  • Antonia Rookley

    September 27, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Ludo

  • Carrie Talbot-Ashby

    September 27, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    My favourite game has to be Bus 21! I have taught my four kids how to play it, and as our street has loads of kids, I am happily allowed to re-create my childhood and join in with them all! It brilliant, and it keeps me a little bit fitter than I would be otherwise! 🙂

  • nicola white

    September 27, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    snakes and ladders

  • Andrea Johnson

    September 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Cluedo

  • louise

    September 27, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    My boys love Mousetrap 🙂 x

  • Joshua Coman

    September 28, 2014 at 12:06 am

    classic childhood memories

  • Dee

    September 28, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Trivial Pursuit, great fun.

  • teresa sheldon

    September 28, 2014 at 1:42 am

    dounutters

  • champaklal lad

    September 28, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Monopoly!

  • caroline bellamy

    September 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Pairs is a great simple game for little ones

  • Emily Knight

    September 28, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Monopoly!

  • Mrs Janet Thornton

    September 28, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Snakes & Ladders

  • Carole Paton

    September 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Pop Up Pirate is a great favourite in this house

  • Kirsty Sparks

    September 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Cluedo 🙂

  • Geoff Hibbert

    September 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Monopoly

  • Laura Pyper

    September 28, 2014 at 9:37 am

    connet 4

  • julie perry

    September 28, 2014 at 9:49 am

    We love playing Donutters )

  • Jill Donaldson

    September 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

    We love playing kerplunk

  • Claire Nelson

    September 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Cluedo

  • jessica newman

    September 28, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I love buzz on the ps3

  • Claire D

    September 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

    We love Guess who

  • Susie Betts

    September 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Monopoly is the best

  • Paul

    September 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Mousetrap

  • Tracey F

    September 28, 2014 at 11:32 am

    We love playing the Alex Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm together!

  • stephanie campbell

    September 28, 2014 at 11:40 am

    monopoly

  • Stephen Little

    September 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Cluedo

  • Barbara Handley

    September 28, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Snakes and Ladders as all my grandchildren can play whatever their age.

  • Joanna Sawka

    September 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    scrabbles

  • pauline black

    September 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    kerplunk!

  • David Allen

    September 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    MOUSETRAP 😉

  • Kim Lawrence

    September 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Snakes and Ladders

  • Laura Whittle

    September 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Guess Who

  • Diana

    September 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Monopoly :}

  • Kathryn Waites

    September 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Cluedo!

  • Gemma Chantler

    September 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I love cluedo, but my little girl is too young for this. She likes playing memory games at the moment, matching the patterns.

  • Genna

    September 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    We love the Gruffalo in our house, don’t have any of the toys though so fingers crossed!

  • tina edwards

    September 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    monopoly

  • Linda Streater

    September 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Snakes & Ladders keeps the Grandchildren entertained, they love it 🙂

  • Tamara Foster

    September 28, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Snakes & Ladders

  • Cath Joyce

    September 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    My favourite game is Scrabble

  • Caroline S

    September 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    My favourite game is beating my husband at Scrabble!

  • Lee Dowling

    September 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Buckaroo

  • Lynne McEvoy

    September 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    tumblin’ monkeys

  • Katy spence

    September 28, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Operation

  • Karen Dixon

    September 28, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    monopoly

  • becci cleary

    September 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Cluedo because I always seem to win

  • Tracy C

    September 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I love monopoly, used to play my sister for hours, bankrupting her and then lending her money and taking it all off her again. Not sure she enjoyed it as much!

  • Ana Barker

    September 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Monopoly

  • charlotte thornton

    September 28, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Got to be good old fashioned “snap|”

  • Susan Pringle

    September 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Scrabble

  • catriona nation

    September 28, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Scrabble

  • Anne Dalzell

    September 28, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Trivial pursuit and Hungry Hippos but also partial to a nice game of hide and seek!

  • Tracey Quinn

    September 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    snakes and ladders

  • Monika S

    September 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Monopoly

  • Diane Wood

    September 28, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    my personal favourite game is Pictionary

  • Jo Glasspool

    September 28, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    backgammon xx

  • sara owen

    September 28, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    scrabble

  • Alisa Moore

    September 28, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Jenga

  • Lorraine Polley

    September 28, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    love scrabble

  • Julia Gray

    September 28, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Hide n seek 🙂

  • victoria thurgood

    September 28, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    The Game of Life

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