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Orchard Toys Bus Stop

4.6 out of 5 stars 154 customer reviews

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  • A simple addition and subtraction game
  • Fun game for 2 - 4 players
  • Award-winning game for ages 4 - 8
  • Bright, colourful game
  • Best-selling counting game

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Technical Details
Item Weight599 g
Product Dimensions26 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:4 - 3 years
Item model number032
Main Language(s)English published, Swedish published, German translation, English original, Swedish original, German
Number of Game Players2-4 Players
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?No
Colormulti-colored
  
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ASINB0006HBERA
Best Sellers Rank 3,382 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight640 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2004
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

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This best-selling and award-winning game can help children with basic maths skills. Throw the two dice to move your bus counter around the board, counting passengers on and off your big bright bus board as you go. One die tells you how many spaces to move, and the other tells you how many passengers must get on or off your bus (depending on whether you land on a space showing a plus or minus sign). Children learn simple addition and subtraction skills while having fun, and there's plenty to talk about with so many passengers - where are they going? How many are wearing hats? Can you find a passenger with a moustache? Can you spot the helter skelter on the board? What animals can be seen on the board? The winner is the player with the most passengers when the bus reaches the bus station. Suitable for children aged 4 to 8, and for 2 to 4 players. Made from thick, durable recycled board, this brightly-coloured, sturdy game should give years of enjoyment. All Orchard Toys games are developed and designed by our in-house team and rigorously tested in local schools and playgroups to ensure that children are learning while having fun. An educational guide is printed on the box to show how the game can contribute to your child's education.

Manufacturer's Description

Take a counter and throw the two dice to move round the board counting passengers on and off your big bright bus. The winner is the player with the most passengers when their bus finally gets to the bus station.

Orchard Toys products are made in Britain from durable recycled board and have a wipe-clean finish so they offer years of enjoyment and great value for money. Our range is developed, designed and illustrated with care by our in-house team, then rigorously tested in playgroups, schools and at home by teachers and parents. This ensures that our innovative games and puzzles stimulate young minds and make learning fun!

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Our son got this game for is 4th birthday and he has loved playing it ever since, with increasing level of counting/maths. No one maths game is going to interest a child from early counting to more advanced additon and subtraction. But the beauty of this game is that you can adapt the rules to the level of the children involved. We started using it for basic counting, and now one year later, it really helps with addition and subtraction. And I expect it will retain interest and educational value for some time to come.
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My 4 year old son was bought this for his birthday. It is a brightly coloured game and looks attractive. It also states that it "helps with adding and subtracting". However that's a bit of an overstatement.

The basic premise is that you start off with a bus with 10 empty seats, the idea being to fill as many as possible by the end. There are 2 dice, 1 tells you how many spaces to move and the other tells you how many people to add/remove. Each space has either a "+" or a "-" on it. In reality most of the time the bus is either completely empty or completely full for most of the journey - we spend most of our time saying "well I'm supposed to take 2 away but it's empty so I can't" or "I'm supposed to add 6 but it's full so I can't". The buses finish at different times so the end result isn't particularly exciting either.

My son can't be the only 4 year old who finds the idea of counting between 1 and 6 people ridiculously simple. However he does rather like the game because he has his "favourite passengers" about whom he makes up stories. My 5 year old daughter will tolerate playing it once or twice. Older than that I can't imagine it having any value at all.

I have always been a fan of Orchard Toys but there are more fun and more educational options than this one. For more fun I would recommend "Party party party" (advertised for 5-9 but I would say 3-7) and for more educational value I would recommend "Piggy in the middle" (advertised for 5-10 which is probably fair).
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I have to disagree with the negative reviews. Both my daughters (one of whom is profoundly gifted) enjoyed playing this game. The beauty of this is that - yes, the initial rules are simple, but you can vary it to meet your child's needs and interests. I consider this sort of flexibility in a toy, game or book to be a great strength. So many modern toys are designed to do one thing and one thing only, with no room to stretch or adapt.
- Is your bus full? Bring along a second bus! My children see this happen in real life, and use it as part of the 'story' of the game.
- Is your bus empty? Roll the dice again!
- We also make up stories about who is getting on the bus and how it relates to the pictures on the board.
- You can use the top deckand the bottom deck for additional maths.
Good games, good books, good toys, encourage imagination and initiative. That's up to you.
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This is an excellent game. My 4 year old really loves it. Basically you have to count people on and off your bus and make it all the way around the board. Just for a change it isn't the first to reach the finish that wins but the one with the most people on their bus. Because it holds his interest until the very end he is not too upset if he doesn't win.

It's great to help with his counting and number recognition on the dice. You have to use two dice so he loves that too and he has the rules better than anyone else so he is great at telling everyone what it is they need to do.

In fact it was so good that on playing with his grandparents they immediately went and bought it to take to their other grandchildren at a visit the following week!

Highly Recommended
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By kingg TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Mar. 2016
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A board game of addition and subtraction for up to four players. You travel around the board with your bus, picking up and dropping off passengers, according to the number on the dice and whether you land on a + or a - symbol. My 4 year old and 2 year old love playing this game - almost every day for a month now! It is really helping my 2 year old with his numbers as well, as we count people on and off the bus, which is great.It says it is for ages 4+ but I think it is quite easy for a 4 year old and would suit younger children. The only downside to the game is that I think the game lasts a little too long - the children often get distracted before the end - it might be better if the number of spaces on the board was reduced by around 20-30% to give a shorter, sweeter game and encourage replay. But overall, I can only recommend this educational game for young children.
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This is another fun game from Orchard Toys whose games are always intelligent and colourful. Personally I didn't enjoy it as much as Dinosaur Race or Go Go Dragons but that's only a personal view.

Our three year old grandson loves it. The game works with two dice. One moves a bus around the playboard whilst the other decides the number of passengers either getting on or off the bus. The idea is to get your bus to the garage with as many passengers on board as possible. The winner is the bus with the most on when everyone is back in the garage. So it's not a first past the post game. You could finish first but then have to wait for other players to finish. That way it keeps the fun and tension going to the last throw of the dice.

This is suitable for any children over about the age of three and helps them with both co-ordination and counting skills.
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