Review: Superhero Lotto Game

We’re in week 3 of the Scottish summer school holidays, and our board games collection has been getting a good work out. Today I wanted to share one of the latest addition to our collection with you, which is another game we were sent for review by Orchard Toys.

The game is called Superhero Lotto and is aimed at ages 3 to 7, making it perfect for my two boys who are at either end of that age bracket. And you can play it with 2 to 4 players, which is also perfect for our family of four. We have a couple of different lotto games already, but these are one of our favourite types of games so it’s great to have a bit of variety to mix things up a little.

So what’s in the box? There are 24 picture cards, and 4 double-sided boards, which come in two parts meaning they take up less space for storage. The boards have an easy side and a more challenging side. On the easy side, there is a large picture of a superhero with six pictures below it that match the picture cards. On the more challenging side, there is a more detailed scene of a superhero along with a short written profile, and the six spaces below are blank.

The game play is quite simple. First, every player gets a board, and the picture cards are spread face down in the middle of the table. When it is a player’s turn, they turn over a card. If the card matches their board, they get to keep the card and place it on their board. If it doesn’t match, they have to show the card to the other players then return it face down to the table. The winner is the first person to match six cards to their board.

For the easy side of the boards, you match the picture cards to the six pictures below the superhero. For the more challenging side of the board, with the blank spaces, you need to look closely at the more detailed scene and profile of your superhero, to see it the picture card somehow appears there. The picture in the scene might not appear exactly the same way as on the picture cards, so this really challenges not only matching skills but also observational skills.

What I really love about this game, much like the Dinosaur Lotto we reviewed a while ago, is that you can play it with children of mixed ages and abilities because in the same game younger children can use the easy side of the board and older or more advanced children can use the more challenging side. It means that both my boys can join in without either of them feeling frustrated or bored because it is too hard or too easy for them.

As well as observational and matching skills, it’s also a great game for developing memory skills since you need to remember which cards other players have discarded – and where – if you want to snag them for your own board. Turns out our 3 year old has an incredibly good memory for this!

We’ve had this game for a few weeks now, and my boys absolutely love it. As well as the game itself, they love the superhero theme and had been inspired to make up their own superhero profiles!

Superhero Lotto is available from the Orchard Toys website, and retails at £7.50


Disclosure: We received a free copy of Superhero Lotto from Orchard Toys, in return for an honest review. All images, words and opinions are our own.

 

 

9 Comments on Review: Superhero Lotto Game

  1. Talya
    July 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm (5 months ago)

    Ahhhb we love the games from Orchard Toys – my daughter is absolutely obsessed with super heroes so would love this!

  2. Treasure Every Moment
    July 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm (5 months ago)

    Aww we love Orchard Toys games so much, though we don’t have this one. My daughter is currently superhero obsessed, so I must order one of these for her birthday :)

  3. Kerry Norris
    July 18, 2018 at 10:46 pm (5 months ago)

    I’ve always liked orchard toys. This one looks great and would be handy for our holiday next week

  4. Jemma
    July 19, 2018 at 7:11 am (5 months ago)

    We love orchard toys and their games are so good for little children we don’t have this game though thanks for the tip!

  5. Kirsty
    July 19, 2018 at 9:51 am (5 months ago)

    This looks like so much fun. We have a few of these Orchard toy games, the girls love them. Their favourite at the moment is the shopping list one.

  6. Rachael
    July 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm (5 months ago)

    This looks like a really fun game, my little boy would absolutely love it. We’re big fans of Orchard Toys in this house!

  7. Emma
    July 19, 2018 at 1:38 pm (5 months ago)

    Omg, we LOVE Orchard Toys and this game looks fab. I think it’s great that there is an easy side and a harder side meaning it lasts longer or in my case can be played with both of my younger 2. Added it to Saturdays shopping list!

  8. Mudpie Fridays
    July 19, 2018 at 9:13 pm (5 months ago)

    We love Orchard Toys. Ive not seen this one before but it would be perfect for the boys. Kipper is just starting to get into board games. Their quality is always first class and the pictures are so bright and colourful.

  9. John Milnes
    July 21, 2018 at 1:35 am (5 months ago)

    Orchard have some great games and this one of the brilliant ones. Your son certainly looks to be enjoying himself.

    John M

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