Our love affair with Orchard Toys continues and today we have a new game to share with you. Caterpillar continues to choose board games above almost any other toy and that’s absolutely fine with me as it’s still one of our favourite bonding activities.
Dinosaur Lotto has all the trademarks we’ve come to enjoy and expect from Orchard Toys; bold, bright colours, hard-wearing play pieces and a fun, simple game concept.
Hubs is the only person on the planet with no interest in dinosaurs at all whereas they’ve fascinated me since childhood. Fortunately, my influence has won out and, since I introduced him to Jurassic World last year, Caterpillar’s dinosaur interest has flourished. If your child loves all things prehistoric too then they’ll love this game.
The game consists of several game boards each depicting a different scene, with different dinos and plant life, and playing cards with corresponding features. There are two different ways to play – the first is a straightforward memory game where players take turns to turn a card over and keep it if it matches one of the pictures on the base of their game boards. For the second game style, the bottom half of the game boards can be turned around so it’s blank boxes only, and your little one has to actually find the item within the scene itself. This second method is really good because the pictures on the cards are often a different size or back to front so it really encourages their observation and lateral thinking skills.
What We Loved
- The simplicity; easy for children to play without adult help
- The gorgeous designs and hard-wearing quality of playing pieces
- The age range; at 3-7 years this would be a great game for siblings to play together
- The cool twist on the traditional style memory game
What We Learnt
- Observational skills
- Lateral thinking
The £7.50 price point is very reasonable, as always, and it would be a great store cupboard item to keep aside as a last minute children’s party present.
Would you like to try the Orchard Toys Dinosaur Lotto for yourself? Simply enter the giveaway below for a chance to win.
Disclosure: We received this game in exchange for an honest review. Words and opinions are all my own.
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58 comments on “Orchard Toys – Dinosaur Lotto”
We love Orchard toys too and very keen for our collection to grow. This one looks great, my 3 year old likes dinosaurs too. This is definitely added to our list x
How could anyone not be up for dinosaurs! It’s literally my go-to theme … anyone under 10 (and most over) loves them!!
Great way to learn and explore through play
Ethan would be thrilled
This looks like a great game, we always love orchard toys games as they’re such great quality and educational!
You can’t go wrong with Orchard Toys – the kids love them!
Hope I win fun to play with my grandson Elijah
We love Orchard toys.. we have 6 games!!!!
We are dinosaur mad in this house
hope im lucky x
love orchard toys
my little Grandson would enjoy this very much!
My daughter would love this
Can’t go wrong with an Orchard toy and this one looks like another winner.
What a brilliant giveaway
This looks like brilliant fun
Grandchildren love these sort of games, I never win, get beat by a 5 year old
A lovely gift – my son would love this! We are big dinosaur fans!
Looks amazing! Thanks.
We love orchid toy games
We love Orchard Toys and this game looks really fun!
This sounds a really fun game
Such a fun game, with added educational benefits! My nephews would love to play this together xx
My 6 & 2 yr olds are dino mad and would love this!
i d love this for my nephew
I love Orchard toys. The are fun, educational and affordable and have a lot of choice and have bought many a game and jigsaw as gifts.
Lovely dinosaur game to play
I would love to win this for my nephew he is a huge fan of dinosaurs
Love this, children learn more when “learning through play!” Great idea and looks like a fun educational game
Great competition and game! Many thanks
Love Orchard toys – so well made.
my little girl would love this!!
I would love to win this for my granddaughter and then we could play it together.
Great prize. The kids are so keen on dinosaurs.
Orchard games are great!
Great, my little boy loves dinosaurs 🙂
We love games! 🙂
Love all the orchard toys, my little girl would be thrilled with this
This would be perfect for my granddaughter who will be 3 years old in a few weeks time.
we are a family of gamers
perfect for ava
#ROARSOME #GIVEAWAY. My lil grandkids love playing games. This would certainly keep them busy when im on babysitting duty lol. Thanks for the chance
How fantastic, we just love Orchard toys.
Great giveaway my kids would love this
My daughter Sheriah 5 would love this..she loves dinosaurs and playing games
Lovely stuff. Love dinosaurs 🙂
My children would love this. We love Orchard Games x
Hope I win! Amazing give away
This game looks fun
Syre my kids would love it
this looks fun my nephew and niece would enjoy playing it
My granddaughter would love this.
Orchard make great quality games and for the price they charge are great value, this one can teach so much
Looks great, my daughter loves dinosaurs
my daughter loves dinosaurs love this so much
I think my little boy would really enjoy this game!
We have been playing less games so would like to encourage more
I love their games. We have a few of them. They are perfect as a lot of other games take too long to set up, too long to understand the rules and too long to complete the game!