I'm not the kind of person who enjoys being scared, but my children love it. I enjoy scaring them too and am often to be found hiding behind a door waiting to jump out on them. I possibly enjoy that a little too much! We received Spooky Steps from Orchard Toys to review and couldn't wait to try it out. My children have a large collection of Orchard Toys games and my son was completely obsessed with the Shopping game when he was three. I think we played it every single day at least once for possibly a year!
The concept of the game is that in order to move around the witches house, you have to pick up footstep cards. If you pick up a spider then you have to stop and play moves to the next person. If you pick up a ghost then you have to move back the amount of steps you picked up in that go. It is based on working out the risk of whether or not to continue picking cards up, knowing what you could get.
My daughter was dressed as a cat when we played the game the first time (obviously)! She is four and struggled slightly with the concept of stopping picking up cards when she was doing well. She was certainly begining to grasp it after we had played a few times though.
I love the fact that it is a 3D board and you get to walk your frog through the haunted house. Both children really enjoyed the spin dial at the end to see whether or not their frog was turned back into a person. The game encourages counting and observational skills, along with personal and social skills. We loved playing this as a family and it was enjoyable as an adult due to the element of risk attached and guessing when was the right time to stop picking cards up.
The game retails at £15.99 and I think this represents great value for money. To find out more about the game, check out Orchard Toys website.
With Halloween fast approaching, I have filmed a Halloween haul, showing you some of the bits and bobs I have bought from Aldi, John Lewis and Tesco.
Disclosure: We were sent this product for the purpose of review. This had no impact on my post, which is honest and fair.