HABA My Very First Games - First Orchard Cooperative Game Celebrating 30 Years (Made in Germany)
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- This classic game has been enjoyed by families for over 30 years.
- Specially designed for the youngest of players ages 2 years and up, it encourages shape and color recognition and understanding of rules with options for free-play.
- A simplified variation of the classic "Orchard" game adapted to suit younger players, This game is made in Germany. Suitable for 1-4 players. Playing time: About 10 minutes.
- This set can be used as a game (with game boards and die) and also as a pretend play set of solid, wooden fruit.
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This game is a simplified variation of our classic “Orchard“ game has been adapted to suit very young players. The game material is especially designed for small children‘s hands. It will foster improved motor skills and is also totally suitable for free play. Talk with your child about the colors and shapes of the wooden pieces thus stimulating your child‘s language, auditory and creative skills as well as enhancing the joy of playing.
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Working as a team, the children try to pick the fruits from the trees before the raven reaches the end of the path. Suitable for 1-4 players ages 2+
Put the four trees in the center of the table and place the corresponding fruits on each card as shown. Arrange the fi ve path cards into a row next to the trees. Now place the raven in front of the fi rst path card. Get the basket and the die ready.
Contents: 1 raven, 1 fruit basket, 4 green apples 4 red apples, 4 yellow pears, 4 blue plums 5 path cards, 4 trees, 1 color-symbol die, Set of game instructions
How to Play
What appears on the dice?
- One of the colors red, yellow, green or blue - Pick a fruit of the corresponding color from its tree and place it in the basket. If no fruit of that color is left on the tree, nothing happens - pass the die on to the next player.
- The fruit basket - Pick any fruit from any tree and place it in the basket
- The raven - Oh dear! The raven approaches the orchard. Move the raven one path card forward. Then it‘s the turn of the next player to roll the die.
If the players succeed in harvesting all the fruit and have it all in the basket before the raven has reached the orchard, they win together; as a team they have been quicker than the voracious raven. If the raven passes the last path card and stands in the orchard before all the fruits have been picked, the players lose together against the quick ravenous thief.
Other Popular Versions of this Classic Cooperative Family Favorite
The Little Orchard. The pesky crow is back and wants to steal the ripe cherries from the orchard. Will the children be able to harvest them before the raven reaches the tree? Children learn cooperation as they rush to beat the greedy crow. Includes standing cherry tree.
The Orchard Game from HABA is celebrating 30 years in 2016 and has sold over 3 million copies worldwide! A great family cooperative game as everyone works together to collect the fruit before the raven puzzle is complete!
Mini Orchard. Just like the extremely popular Orchard Game, but much smaller. This sweet version is small enough to fit in a purse or small backpack. A perfect game for the whole family while you wait at a restaurant, or just when you want to have some fun!
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Top customer reviews
Not only is it the perfect age range, but the game is collaborative so all the players are working together towards the same goal. This collaborative format works much better with the very young children as it is hard for them to play games individually. It also is helpful to share the winning and losing as a team as it helps process the emotions of it as a group instead of alone.
Set up - Set out four trees. Place the same 4 wooden fruits on the same tree (plums tress only bear plums). Each tree in the orchard now bears 3-D wooden fruit... and each fruit is a different color: green apples, red apples, yellow pears, and purple plums. Put together the pathway to the orchard (place the given tiles in a row). Place the raven at the start of the path.
Purpose of the game - The raven will hop down the pathway to the orchard and when he arrives, the raven will eat ALL the fruit on the trees. To win the game, players must collect the fruit before the raven gets there.
Game play - Roll the die and see what color is on top of the die. Pick the fruit of that color and place in the basket. If a basket image shows up on top, collect any colored fruit you want to put in the basket. If the raven shows up on top, hop the raven one space closer to the orchard. If you roll a color and there is none of that colored fruit left to pick off trees, then pass the die to the next player.
Teaches - taking turns, following directions, color matching, counting 1-8 (ex: by counting 8 apples and spaces the raven hops), processing emotions of win/lose, and some basic science concepts:
1. fruit comes from plants
2. apples, pears, and plums grow on trees
3. farm that grows fruit on trees is called an orchard
4. birds eat fruit
5. each tree only bears one kind of fruit (pears and apples do not come from the same tree)
The fact that this game could so easily be connected to a basic science lesson on where food comes from was really such an amazing surprise! This game could easily be added into a 2-year old basic curriculum. Heck why not add in a mini outing to pick apples or cheeries at a local orchard?
Overall, I am thrilled with this game. Quality, well throught through, and more learning opportunities than I even expected! Even after my children outgrow this game, the fruit could even used in other ways because they are so well made. Haba just won over my lifelong business.
It's so well made... I know it'll last through all my kiddos. AND one of the main reasons I got is is because it didn't have any choking hazard pieces. I have a baby and I know we want more so not having to worry about small pieces is a big plus in this household. And when my eldest daughter isn't playing with it my baby loves the big pieces. =)
Super cute and a great family game. I can just see my 2 girls playing with it together when they're a bit older. =)
The quality of this game is the best of any kid toy we have ever bought. The pieces are made from real wood.