Orchard Toys What a Performance! Game, An Action and Performance Game, Family Game, Reveal Hidden Forfeits, Age 5 to Adult, Kids Toys Games
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This week we’ve been playing a new board game from Orchard Toys – What a Performance! It’s kind of like charades, but with a lot more going on. We properly laughed when we played this game and it would be a great game for small-ish groups of people or families.
What a Performance!What a Performance! - Orchard Toys
We really like the Orchard Toys “What a performance” game and my daughter will be playing this again. That’s for sure. The idea of the game itself is a real win as its so different from anything else we have ever played. The box contains a jigsaw game board, 100 activity cards, a spinner, a sand timer; a card holder, a performance star, four character stands; four playing pieces, a magic decoder, a dice and an instruction leaflet.I like the fact that the cards have forfeit on them and you have to use the decoder to see it. Monkey was loved this element a lot of fun. Some of the forfeits were hilarious too which helped. I am always drawn to Orchard Toys because of the educational nature of the games. What a Performance game is no different.
Orchard Toys What a Performance! Board Game — Booghe
This is a redesign of this family board game; a game that has proved very popular. The challenge is to perform a variety of noises, actions and activities. The categories are: Who am I? where the player pretends (soundlessly) to be something such as a ballet dancer, aeroplane, cat and so on; Make a noise, perhaps humming or an animal noise; Actions - do what is written. Then everyone else has to guess. With over 300 hilarious challenges there is plenty of variety in the games, meaning they play out differently every time - and for even more variety and suspense, the magic decoder reveals hidden forfeits. This fast-moving game is excellent for having plenty going on all the time to keep players fully engaged. The aim is to be the first to reach the 'Finish' star in the centre of the board... and you get there by making noises, performing actions and making mimes; to add to the excitement, some of the actions have to be performed within a set time, using the sand timer - this is another way in which the child-friendly appeal is enhanced. If you can't perform your action, you have to perform a forfeit. What a Performance! is suitable for ages 5+ and for 2 or more players. It's not a game for the self-conscious, but for that very reason, it's an excellent way to build up confidence in a safe and reassuring family environment. It's great for developing maths and literacy skills too, and it also encourages activity as some actions need to be performed, such as touching toes and hopping. A great family game which is fun for all ages - we really enjoyed it.Skills – Part of the reason this is a firm favourite is because of all the different skills it helps Monkey with. It encourages a lot of discussion because of all of the activities and so is widening his vocabulary all the time, only he doesn’t realise it! It also helps his imagination, observational, and social skills just like many games do. The fact it includes a dice it also means that it helps his counting and number skills.