The darker autumn evenings are here and what better time to gather the family together and play a game or two? I have something a bit different to give away from Drumond Park, a tabletop game which really brings things to life. Wally The Washer (rrp £24.99, age 4+).
Wally is a whacky new toy washing machine, who every child will love!
Young children just love watching the clothes spinning round in their washing machine at home – and now they can have their own toy version! Wally spins just like the real thing, then spills out his washing – as young players race to collect their coloured clothes – and be the first to fill their washing line.
Watch out for the dirty old sock! If it tumbles out with the washing on your turn, you must put all the clothes back and wear the giant clothes peg on your nose, until the next time the dirty sock appears.
So simple – so much fun!
This irresistible game is easy to set up and play. You load all the clothes and the dirty sock into the toy washing machine drum and close the door. Each player decides what colour of clothes they are going to collect and takes a washing line and a pair of poles of the colour they have selected. Then Wally is placed within easy reach of everyone, his switch is turned on and his drum starts spinning away.
Each child in turn then has a go at stopping Wally whirling – and as the contents of his drum tumble out, one of the following things will happen:
- Only clothes fall out of Wally: Each player picks up their own coloured clothes and quickly hangs them up on their washing line.
- Clothes and the DIRTY SOCK fall out: Any clothes that fell out at the same time as the sock must be put back into Wally’s drum. The player who stopped Wally spinning then takes the giant clothes peg from the player who is currently wearing it and puts it on their own nose – and keeps wearing it until the next time the dirty sock pops out!
- Nothing falls out of Wally: The player’s turn is finished.
Each game ends when one of the players has hung all their coloured clothing on their washing line – and is declared THE WINNER!
The engagingly characterful Wally the Washer toy washing machine will draw the little ones back again and again for loads of active fun and laughter, while also helping them to learn simple colours and basic counting.
Parents and carers will also be delighted to discover that most small children will be able to play with Wally as a toy washing machine, on their own. And we all know that’s always a bonus!
Note: the game requires 3 x AA (LR6) batteries not supplied.
I have 1 Wally The Washer tabletop game to give away. Entry is via the Gleam widget and the usual terms and conditions apply which can be found on my giveaways page.
The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday 4th November.
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