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Orchard Toys Bus Stop
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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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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.
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!See all Product Description
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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).
- 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.
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My granddaughter loves this game, my daughter had this game when she was youngerPublished 4 days ago by L. D. Hart
Fantastic game for all the family to enjoy. Helps with building confidence, addition, subtraction, focusing, social skills and highly entertaining.Published 9 days ago by Hazel1990
This game is lots of fun. Children learn to turn take and develop social skills. Also develops basic addition and subtraction skills.Published 2 months ago by Mrs M C Higgins
We got this game for my sons 4th birthday. He's just started to enjoy board games and is bus mad. This game didn't disappoint and has been wheeled out on many occasions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by miss emma j sampson