Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Review & Competition: Raccoon Rumpus

We are big fans of Learning Resources in our house.  We have been sent a number of their products to review and we have loved every one of them, with Meg and Eli returning to play with them again and again.  So I was thrilled when they asked if we wanted to review one of their new games - Raccoon Rumpus.


Aimed at ages 3-7 and for 2-4 players, Raccoon Rumpus is a game of matching colours and items of clothing and also a game of memory.

There are two different versions you can play.  Both times, each player gets a raccoon character card.

In the first version, you roll two dice; a colour dice and a clothing dice.  All the costume cards are face up on the table and the idea is to find a costume card which matches your roll i.e. green trousers, purple top etc   The first person to get 5 costume cards is the winner.  However, beware of the pants.  If you roll the pants then you have to put all your costume cards back.  For some reason, much to Meg's amusement, I continually rolled the pants and never managed to win a game!


In the second game, you just use the colour dice and all the cards are turned face down.  You roll the dice, and have to try and turn over a card with an item of clothing the same colour as your roll.  I don't know if it's all children, but Meg has an amazing memory and could almost always remember where she'd seen a colour before.  I had to 'adjust' the cards a few times just to give myself a decent chance!


Both games were really good fun, and required Meg to think about what she was doing.  I loved that there was a variety of costumes, some that Meg would never have come across before, for example, a martial arts raccoon (aka the ninja!), and so she was asking questions about them as we went along which furthered her learning.


The game box itself is very sturdy and brightly coloured, no floppy cardboard edges to get ripped and lose the pieces!  The instructions are also part of the box which appealed greatly to my need for order - definitely no lost instructions a couple of years down the line!


I could see that great thought had been put into the design of the box and that made it something I would also be happy to give as a gift.  It's attractive and would grab any 4 year old's attention!

Learning Resources put a lot of thought into the learning values behind their products, but I love that Meg didn't even realise what she was learning as the game itself was such good fun.

If you've enjoyed my review, and would like to win your own Raccoon Rumpus game, Learning Resources have kindly offered one that's up for grabs.  Just fill in the rafflecopter below to be in with a chance of winning.

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Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Raccoon Rumpus to review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I have received no incentive for hosting the competition to win a Raccoon Rumpus game.  The prize will be provided by Learning Resources.  UK entrants only, please.

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147 comments:

  1. I always wanted to be a primary school teacher - and that is what I became!

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  2. Looks fab... I love fun learning resources!

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  3. I wanted to be a runner when I was about 8, then I wanted to be a figher pilot!!!

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  4. I always wanted to be a spy!!lol! But that changed to a teacher when I was slightly older - can't say they are similar and I didn't achieve either! Nevermind! MI5 don't know what they're missing!

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  5. pop star as well , thanks for the chance to win this x

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  6. i wanted to be a police woman

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  7. I always wanted to be a teacher...

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  8. Air Hostess -

    Kathy D

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  9. i WANTED TO BE AN LILLIPOP LADY SO I COULD STOP THE CARS

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  10. I wanted to be a nurse - and still wouldn't be anything else x

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  11. For a short while I remember I wanted to be a butcher just because I loved going in on the sawdust and I loved the smell needless to say this was just a passing whim.

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  12. i wanted to be a dancing teacher

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  13. karen hutchinson24 July 2013 at 08:44

    a bricklayer !

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  14. Michelle Ferguson24 July 2013 at 12:55

    I wanted to be a vet

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  15. Darlene Ovenstone24 July 2013 at 15:26

    First I wanted to be famous, then I wanted to be a doctor, then a lawyer. I never stuck to the one dream when I was little lol :) It was something different every week. What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win this x

    darleneovenstone@hotmail.co.uk

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  16. an actress

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  17. As a little girl I dreamt of helping sick animals and wanted to be a vetrinary (sp?) nurse - and then toyed with the idea of being a (people!) nurse!

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  18. I wanted to be a Marine, random I know lol.
    But it was because they done a talk at school and we were told they didn't allow women on the front line and I wanted to prove them wrong!

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  19. A doctor


    Michelle pierce

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  20. i wanted to be a vet :)

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  21. A Mum (although my dollies were much easier to look after!)

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  22. A vet - despite the fact that blood makes me faint!

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  23. Rockstar.......and I became a factory worker :( Oh well keep playing the guitar it might happen one day!!

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  24. A Nurse or Doctor and a Mummy - well one out of three is not so bad!

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  25. Looks great fun for my two mini beasts

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  26. a wanted to be all sorts from a vet to a singer!

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  27. I wanted to go into the army, thank god i didn't though!

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  28. I wanted to be a police officer, I am a youth worker now and love it :)

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  29. I always wanted to be a deep sea diver! weridly

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  30. I wanted to be an elephant keeper on an African reserve

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  31. I wanted to be an actress, a teacher or a mum!

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  32. A photographer - never happened though

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  33. I wanted to be a teacher!

    @ashlallan

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  34. I wanted to be a police woman, but I never grew tall enough! :-)

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  35. Lynsey Buchanan28 July 2013 at 22:07

    a detective I loved Nancy Drew stories lol

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  36. I wanted to be a nurse

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  37. I wanted to be an Air Hostess!

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  38. I never really wanted to be anything, hence my drifting into a job....sorry but at least its honest

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  39. I always wanted to be a pilot, still do really, but I'd settle for a trip to the space station.

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  40. A lawyer as my parents always said that I was good at arguing my point and never gave up

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  41. I wanted to be a vet even tho im rubbish when I see blood lol

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  42. I always wanted to be a doctor

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  43. wanted to be a fashion designer or interior designer

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  44. I always wanted to be an architect

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  45. I wanted to be a comercial artist

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  46. I wanted to be a teacher.....Im a teaching assistant. Looks like a great game :)

    claire matthews-curtis
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  47. i always wanted to be a vet, or a teacher

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  48. I always wanted to be a singer :)

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  49. wanted to be a singer

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  50. i wanted to be a ballerina when i was a child.

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  51. I wanted to be a worker in a toy factory!

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  52. I wanted to be a pilot (couldnt because of my eyesight)
    then a fireman (couldnt because of my eyesight)
    then a policeman (couldnt because of eyesight)

    so i got an office job!!

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  53. I Didn't know, still do know today :/

    Jamie

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  54. A soldier or an airline pilot. x

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  55. traffic warden

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  56. I wanted to be a hippy, mainly because they didn't work!

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  57. I wanted to be an air hostess but I can't swim and I'm not tall enough


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  58. Pam Francis Gregory4 August 2013 at 20:12

    A hairdresser

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  59. An ice skator or a pilot

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  60. i wanted to be any of three things ..... a dog trainer in the police , a journalist or a teacher ...... i did none ...... my middle lad wants tobe a dr , fingers crossed for him!

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  61. i wanted to be a vet or a singer, even though i cant sing!

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  62. It changed so often & varied so much - a teacher, a DJ, a marine biologist, a child psychologist & in the end I became an accountant - something I never thought of being!

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  63. A bus driver! Hahaha, seriously have no idea why. My children today told me they wanted to be a pizza delivery driver or to work in McDonalds! Trying to way them towards being a vet or a doctor though.. ;)

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  64. I wanted to be an air hostess, but it wouldn't had done much good, I'm terrified of flying :)

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  65. A police officer

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  66. I wanted to be a princess or a vet

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  67. I wanted to be a hairdresser

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  68. I wanted to be a toilet

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  69. I wanted to be an Air Hostess, I thought it was glamorous!

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  70. I always wanted to be a bridge builder ( istill love looking at designs of them now)

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  71. A mermaid lol..i used to even lay in the bath pretending i had fins..i blame the film splash!

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  72. a vet! Helen booth

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  73. a spaceman

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