Review: We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Games Cube…

Review: We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Games Cube…

We’ve been a big fan of the book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt for quite a while in our house. It’s always a fun book to read and if we’ve read it during the day it normally leads to the girls then going on an actual bear hunt, which is cute to watch.

We were really excited to receive the We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 4-in-1 games box. It includes, 4 shapes in a row, matching bingo, twisted pairs and snap.

It is aimed at 3+ and with Holly coming up for three I thought I would play one of the games with her on a Friday morning before we went to ballet.

I choose the 4 shapes in a row games, as she is very good with her colours and we’ve been doing lots around shapes recently. You put together the board and there are two sets of counters, the ladybirds and the bumble bees, Holly went for the ladybirds. You also need the spinner.

The idea is that by spinning the spinner you either land on a colour and then place one of your counters on any shape that is the correct colour. Or if you land on a shape, you place your counter on the correct shape, regardless of what colour it is.

Also on the spinner is an ‘steal’ option and if you land on that you get to remove one other person’s counter. Sneaky!

Holly really enjoyed this game and it was great to see her know the colours and learn her shapes.

Alice couldn’t wait to play the games and choose to play matching bingo first, the cards you need are on the reverse of the 4 shapes in a row game. You each need a bingo card and some counters. There is also some picture cards that you will need and place them picture face down.

You take it in turns to turn over the picture cards and if anyone has the picture on their bingo card they mark it with a token. You have to pay special attention to the picture cards, as they can look the same but the background colour will be different.

The winner is the first player to get five tokens in a row in any direction. They shout out Bingo, which Alice loved.

We then played snap, a game that Alice is familiar with and is always a favourite. All you need is the pack of cards and you deal out all the cards to the players.

They have them face down in a stack without looking. Then you take it in turns to turn over your cards and if two cards match in a row the first person to shout ‘snap’ wins the cards and places them in their pile.

When one player has all the cards, they are the winner!

The final game is Twisted Pairs and we haven’t had chance to play this one yet. You shuffle all the cards and place them face down on the table. You take it in turns to turn over two cards and if they are identical cards, then that player takes them.

Play continues until all the cards have been collected and the winner is the person with the most cards.

We’ve had so much fun playing these games and I know we are going to get a lot of enjoyment out of them for many years. It’s another great game to be able to take away with you, as the box is small and gives you four great games to play.

You can buy this fabulous game from Paul Lamond Games, RRP £11,  they also have some great products from other well loved characters.


Disclosure: We were sent our game in return for an honest review, as always all views and opinions are my own.


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  1. 24/03/2017 / 08:54

    This looks like such a well designed game! Really inventive! I’ve always thought designing kids games would be a fun job! We too love ‘we’re going on a bearhunt’

  2. 24/03/2017 / 10:18

    I love when you find a good game that truly keeps them occupied. This looks like a great one, will have to keep my eyes peeled for it x

  3. I love games related to books they love as I think it really captures their imagination. My boys love the Charlie & Lola books and we have a Charlie & Lola domino set that has had so much use.

  4. 24/03/2017 / 12:11

    Oh this looks like something that my girls would LOVE to play, it certainly looks as though Alice enjoyed it! This is one of our favourite books so I will definitely be entering this, thank you!

  5. 25/03/2017 / 20:08

    I used to love reading this book to the boys when they were smaller 🙂

    Stevie x

  6. 27/03/2017 / 06:55

    This looks like such a great little game. We had a live version of the book available in Liverpool for kids but unfortunately Doris blew the marquee away and it got shut down.

  7. 27/03/2017 / 09:40

    Oh I love how there are four amazing games in one compact box. We really love We Are Going on a Bear Hunt book in our house too. It’s such a lovely story with beautiful illustrations. It’s a great idea to have matching games like this. I have entered the giveaway & have my fingers crossed here!

  8. Louise McArthur
    27/03/2017 / 10:32

    My daughter is obsessed with the book so this game would keep us entertained for sure. Looks like fun.

  9. 14/04/2017 / 21:39

    I love playing games with my kids there favourite at moment is snakes and ladders

  10. 14/04/2017 / 22:21

    what a fun game! On the first box in rafflecopter, my mouse hit enter before i’d finished typing my twitter handle – it is @thebeesleybuzz (but only got as far as typing @the – whoops!)