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ELC Spin Around Town

Submitted by on August 6, 2010 – 9:18 amNo Comment

If you ever wanted to play Twister but found it too hard for younger children, this is the perfect alternative.

Buy online at Early Learning Centre

Price: £3.50 (down from £7)

****Initial thoughts: This game is a bit like Twister for children. It is for 2-4 players. The aim of the game is to spin the dial to determine where you place your left or right hand or foot, with the winner being the last to lose their balance. It comes with a huge plastic mat with a town design on it, and a spinning board. The box says this game is suitable for 3 – 8 year olds.

We liked: The kids were excited to play the game, and I liked that the mat for the game is so enormous – it can double as a playmat for messy games or imaginative play. The mat is huge and could double as a play mat. It comes at a bargainous (not sure if that’s a word?!) price, too. Just over a fiver for a family game? I’m sold.

We weren’t keen: It’s also a downside that the mat is huge. Little S (aged 4) played it against his Dad and found it really hard to stretch across the mat. If you had one foot on the Jewellery shop and needed to put the other foot on the Florists it would be impossible; Little S is quite tall for his age too.

Overall: Little S lost interest quickly, mainly because he just couldn’t stretch across the mat. I would say the age range for this game is more like 5 or 6 years plus. If you are buying for this age range then I can see it being a fun game at a low price, but if not, then it makes a pretty good play mat until they’re old enough to play the game properly.

[Clare – Clareybabble]

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