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Orchard Toys Pirate Snakes and Ladders & Ludo

4.5 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

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  • 2 bright and colourful games in 1
  • Traditional games with a pirate twist
  • Suitable for ages 5 to 9
  • Both games for 2 - 4 players
  • Double-sided board

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Technical Details
Item Weight358 g
Product Dimensions26 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:5 - 9 years
Item model number040
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB0006HBEX4
Best Sellers Rank 7,279 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight399 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2004
  
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Everybody remembers the old traditional games of 'Snakes and Ladders' and 'Ludo', games which we played as children with our own parents and grandparents. Here we have two traditional games in one, thanks to the sturdy double-sided playing board. And to bring the games more up to date, they are given a fun pirate twist. In the 'Snakes and Ladders' game, the jolly pirates use rope ladders to help them take short cuts to the big treasure chest and win the game. But they have to look out for the slippery sea snakes, which send them sliding back down the board. On the reverse side of the board is the game of 'Ludo', also with a pirate twist; players each have counters, and must try to be the first to get all their counters to their special pirate treasure in the middle of the board. If they land on the same square as another player, they can send that player's counter back to the start. This can prove very exciting when several players are close to winning the treasure, but have to look out for the others trying to send them home. Both games involve a lot of luck, and 'Ludo' can also include a certain amount of strategy, so children have to learn to be patient when the game isn't going their way. Particularly suited to children aged 5 to 9, these games have stood the test of time, and will be popular favourites for the whole family.

Manufacturer's Description

Two traditional family games in one! Old favourites are given an exciting pirate twist on this double-sided playing board.

Orchard Toys 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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I always liked snakes and ladders as a child so decided to buy this for my two children and we had so much fun from such a simple game, now they want to play it every night. I should also say, I would buy this version over others I have seen as it is very good quality and nicely presented but not too expensive, you also get the added feature of ludo on the double sided board which the kids liked aswell , a must for all family's.
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First of all let me say I love Orchard Toys; I think they are fantastic games for their target audience and my kids love all of them; this one included.

This is two games in one, the illustrations delightful and the games great. My kids love both.

So why only 3 stars? This is the first time ever I've felt disappointed in the quality and durability of an Orchard Toy. It has the fairly typical lift up flap construction for the lid rather than a box with a separate lid and the board folds up into four to be dropped in with the pieces. The board illustration is a sheet of thick, colourful, wipe clean glossy paper stuck and bound to each face of the fold up thick cardboard board. It looks great. But if the board is accidently folded up the opposite way to the intended way (which happened within the first week) the paper playing surface stretches too tight across the cardboard board. It ripped the first time it was folded the wrong way most of the way across the board. Not so pretty now it's been repaired with Sellotape. You might say it's our fault for folding it wrong but this is a kids game and I think it should be a bit more durable and able to withstand such handling. I see a similar comment in another review about the board.

Ludo and Snakes and Ladders are great games and this version is very appealing; young children will love it, but I've always commended Orchard Toys in the past for their durability and this time feel they fell short.

If you buy it, your kids will love it but be very careful how you fold up the board.
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Before buying, I read the negative reviews which mentioned the design fault in the bord where, if folded the wrong way, the play surface was damaged and spoiled the game.

So I just wanted to let you know that the design has been changed; the board is now a cardboard four-piece 'jigsaw' which doesn't need folding - excellent! My four year old loves it, I love it... all is good.
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I bought this board game as Christmas present, and my son liked it – we played on both sides with equal delight and much excitement. They are both classics which I remember from my childhood, though the Italian version of Snakes and Ladders is called Gioco dell'oca, and the German ludo I inherited from my mum was called Mensch, ärgere Dich nicht (which roughly translates as 'man, do not get upset'), a very appropriate name for a long game where even patient boys can lose their temper... Both sides are very colourful, with the attractive drawings of Orchard Toys we love, and a pirate twist. The reason I gave it four stars only is because the plastic accessories are very small and look cheap in a board game which frankly is not that cheap – and they can be lost very easily. I would have preferred bigger signs which childred can hold and move easily instead of little, thin plastic disks, and a bigger dice. My mum's 60-year old ludo had coloured wooden pawns. I would not expect wood, of course, but even plastic pawns would be much nicer or, as it is a pirat game, small pirate characters. Anyway, these are fantastic games for letting your children practise their numbers. And btw the version we got had four giant puzzle pieces to combine, not to fold. It should last a while, though probably not 60 years...
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Another excellent Orchard Toys product! This comes in a nice box which is small enough that is can be stored easily, the board is reversible and so it cuts down on having to buy these games separately.
The snakes and ladders has 4 cardboard pirates which are durable and colourful which fit into small plastic clips that act as stands. The board is bright and busy and looks good! My 4 year old loves the snakes and ladders game and has played it over and over again with us.

The Ludo has small, flat, circular pieces of compound card which act as counters for the game. They are 4 different colours and have 4 counters for each player. The board again is colourful and fun looking.
Overall this is a great game for young children. It engages my 4 year old well, he does prefer the Snakes and Ladders to the Ludo but I think this is mainly due to Ludo taking much longer to play to completion.
While the fact that it's I made of cardboard may put you off (most if not all Orchard Toys are made this way) the cardboard is layered so it is dense and sturdy and the decorative parts are clear, bright and glossy looking. We haven't had any problems with the durability of any of their products.
This is definitely a great introduction to board games for young children or a fun game for older children.
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My five year old son is normally not much of a game lover, but he loves this version of Snakes and Ladders. It has been played several times since he received it for his birthday and he has learned to play Ludo too. He loves the idea of beating everyone to the treasure. The other advantage is that while the traditional Snakes and Ladders goes up to 100 this board only goes up to 48. This makes the games shorter and more enjoyable for younger players.

The whole look of the game is also very appealing to boys or anyone who is into pirates.

PS It is still one of his favourite games at the age of 6!
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