Wednesday, September 14

Pickin' Chickens Game >> Review & Giveaway


'Save your chicks from the jumping fox!'


As a panel reviewer for Drumond Park, we have already reviewed some brilliant games such as Og on the bog, Don't wake Dad, Barbecue Party and LOGO Best of British. The kids were delighted to get another one for them to have fun with, the new and brilliant Pickin' Chickens.




This game is for 2 to 4 players and aimed at children aged four and upwards, so it's perfect for us to play with Alf who turns five in just a matter of weeks. Soph loves to join in, so just like the other games we let her play in her own special way too. These games are all great for little hands and are super fun to play with regardless of age and abilities.




Just like the other kids games we have reviewed, this one has a surprise 'pop up' element which in this case is the sneaky fox which makes you jump and laugh in equal measure.




The object of the game is to simply collect all four colours of chicken which you obtain by spinning the wheel and choosing a chicken coop to lift. Underneath a coloured chicken will be revealed. If the fox pops up and catches you, you have to give one chicken back.

If your coop unveils a picture of the farmer, then you get to hold the farmer card which will protect your chickens from the fox the next time he jumps up - I love this idea it really puts a spin on the game.

I love the way this game has you on the edge of your seat wondering if Mr. Fox will pop up, it's a relatively quick game usually, so it's perfect for younger players with short attention spans and also really helps teaching them to wait their turn (takes some practise!) and naming/recognising their colours for younger tots.




The game is easy to put together and packs away in a neat little box to be stored until the next time. Ours has just been out for weeks as the kids just love playing with it and Soph is constantly asking for the fox and chicken box! We keep the chickens inside the coops when we pack it away as we are quite prone to losing bits in this house, the kids are getting used to helping me pack these away now too.




This would be an ideal gift for Christmas and birthdays and be loved for a long long time. The quality is brilliant, the concept is simple and the game is just fun for everyone! This gets a huge thumbs up from us all.

Pickin’ Chickens is on sale now at an RRP of just £19.99, though currently on offer. For more details and other great games and gift ideas, visit www.drumondpark.com. For your chance to win your very own box of fun in the form of Pickin' Chickens, you can enter my giveaway below.






Disclosure: We re part of a reviewer panel for Drumond Park games so receive games in exchange for an honest review. All words and thoughts are my own. Contains affiliate link. Competition advertised on Prizefinder & U Me and the Kids.

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139 comments:

  1. operation
    from samantha price

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  2. I used to love playing snacks and ladders as a child. Thanks for this lovely giveaway, this game looks really good fun.

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  3. i loved a game called perfection

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  4. me and dad use to play snap with a pack of cards x

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  5. I loved Kerplunk, just because my mum used to hate us playing with is because myself and my brother got waaay too boisterous with pulling out the sticks!

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  6. I loved Connect 4 and Frustration :)

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  7. Snakes and Ladders.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. My absolute favourite was screwball scramble.

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  9. I really liked ker plunk and mousetrap

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  10. My favourite game was operation as i used to love playing it

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  11. The game of life because we never had it so could only play it at a friends

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  12. Cor...great question! I remember playing Connect 4 lots with my brothers and also Kerplunk - trouble was we always lost so many pieces from our games ;) My favourite was probably Operation.

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  13. i loved screwball scramble and monopoly

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  14. The Game of Life

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  15. I loved screwball scramble as a kid because it didn't matter whether or not my sister wanted to play as could play it on my own

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  16. i loved playing Monopoly or payday!

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  17. I used to love playing Hungry Hippos

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  18. my favourite game was frustration

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  19. Kerplunk , even though it was tedious putting in the sticks and the marbles at the start

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  20. I loved snakes and ladders and pop up pirate as a child :-)

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  21. monopoly i was/am a sore loser tho haha

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  22. I loved frustration! its just not the same now that theyveupdated it.

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  23. I loved Pay Day - I still like it now, really! :)

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  24. Mouse Trap was always my favourite!

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  25. Chess from when I didn't understand it and lost all the time to when I did and occasionally beat my big brother!

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  26. Kerplunk! But oh my goodness it took a long time to set up, poking all the little sticks through.

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  27. Monopoly was always a favourite.

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  28. Bingo, it just shows I'm an old foggy

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  29. Loved monopoly..used to play it for hours

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  30. I loved kerplunk and the Harry Potter quidditch card game

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  31. Perfection, still love it to this day :-)

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  32. my favourite game was ker plunk

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  33. Loved Mousetrap and Monopoly. (@PeanutHog)

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  34. I think mine was either buckaroo or operation!

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  35. Used to play mostly outdoor games such as King and Leavo

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  36. Loved Monopoly and CLuedo as well as Risk!

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  37. What was your favourite game as a child? . . . .Scrabble . . . and it is still my favourite

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  38. Hungry Hippos was my most favourite game x

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  39. I loved Heroquest - it was always a 2 hour Sunday afternoon affair!

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  40. Love to play snakes and ladders

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  41. love snakes and ladies even now we have a disney version thats always out :-)

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  42. Frustration, loved the amount of noise it used to make

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  43. guess who I still play it now with my niece

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  44. I loved Mousetrap! But never owned it, so I always loved non-uniform days at school when someone would bring it in lol

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  45. I used to love to play Cluedo :)

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  46. I loved Ludo and Frustration, which I think is also called Kimble? Great giveaway :) xx

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  47. My favourite was monopoly :)

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  48. Guess who was my favourite and still is

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  49. we used to play a lot of different card games

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  50. Monopoly - so you can imagine my delight everytime my niece asks me to play monopoly with her - I still love it now.

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  51. Snakes and ladders ,i used to p,ay with my Mum

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  52. I used to love Monopoly and Hotel.

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  53. I loved mousetrap - even though the setting up took longer than the game

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  54. In our house it was kerplunk!!! Loved it!

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