Mums review the Thomas and Friends Wooden Game range
We love the Thomas Wooden Games range. They are great quality, fun, value for money and really well thought out, but don’t just take our word for it, see what our Mums thought of the games.
Ez is finally at an age where he not only wants to play board games, but he actually can!
We recently received 2 games from the new Thomas and Friends wooden Pre-school games range, Tic Tac Toe and Dominoes.
Being wooden they’re resilient and perfect for grumpy handed kiddos who aren’t averse to throwing things if they’re not winning!
Tic Tac Toe is a lovely, simple game. The recesses on the board each contain a different character from Sodor and are joined up with printed train tracks.
The game pieces are lovely and chunky and easy to tell apart.
Ez found the train tracks on the board useful to remind him he couldn’t try and join up 3 counters around a corner!
The Dominoes game is fab because it’s dual purpose. One on side there are printed trains so you can match and play the traditional game.
On the back there are train tracks so your little engineer can make a track if they’re too young for dominoes or just fancy a change of pace.
A secret third option for play is simply naming every character and telling a story about them. Ez came up with this version of the game on his own and he’ll sit there quite happily playing like this by himself.
The wooden pieces are thin and light but without feeling cheap or like they may snap or bend and the printed pictures haven’t chipped or peeled despite lots of play.
Because the Tic Tac Toe and Dominoes are so easy to pick up and play I can happily leave the kids playing them together without having to come in and keep explaining the rules.
Both games are suitable for ages 3 and over, but that doesn’t just mean they’re only fun for preschoolers. Annie (age 5) and I enjoy playing both games while dinner cooks or when Ez is in bed.
See what other mums made of the games below: