Orchard, now in it's 35th year, is a fantastic first game for ages 3-6 years.
The trees in the orchard are full of fruit, but the cheeky raven wants to steal it. Children try to empty the trees faster than the raven. Depending on the dice symbol, players can pick one or two pieces of fruit from a tree, and place it in their basket, or need to place a piece of the raven puzzle in the middle of the game board. If the children harvest all the fruit before the raven jigsaw is completed then they win the game.
The easy-to-follow gameplay and attractive wooden pieces make this an appealing game to help very young children to learn turn-taking, counting and colour recognition. As it is a cooperative game, it avoids the element of competition that can be challenging for young children, whilestill offering the excitement of trying to beat the raven.