Monday, 6 October 2014

Review & Giveaway: Gruffalo Games App


We are big fans of Julia Donaldson's Gruffalo story in our house; as I imagine the majority of under 5's are the world over so when we were asked to review the new Gruffalo: Games mobile app which has just been released, we weren't going to say no!

Launched by Magic Light Pictures, an Oscar-nominated entertainment company to coincide with the 15th anniversary of The Gruffalo, the app features several classic children's games: 

* 3 in a row
* Nut catch
* Jigsaws
* Snap
* Marching bugs
* Match me

In 3 in a row and Snap, children can play against the Gruffalo himself and each of the games has been designed to complement the key skills children will be learning in pre-school and Early Years.  It is aimed at children aged between 3-7 years and features all the well known characters from the book.


It's always nice to discover new games which will not only be enjoyable for Meg and Eli but which will hold their attention beyond the first five minutes.  This app fits the bill perfectly, and the games are educational too which is a real bonus.  Being at the lower end of the suggested age bracket, Eli did need some help with a couple of the games, the jigsaws in particular.  Others, such as Snap, he was happy to play by himself.  Meg had no trouble whatsoever, and picked each game up easily and quickly.


The app is priced at £2.99 which I think is great value for the number of games you get and is on a par with other similar children's apps.  In fact, it is cheaper than a couple I have bought recently and far outshines them in terms of what you get, and how long Meg and Eli have been engaged with them for.  So it definitely gets my seal of approval.

Additionally, the app is accompanied by music from the films.  I won't lie, it does get annoying after a while and you can only turn it off by muting your phone's volume but I thought this was a nice touch and Eli recognised it straight away, which surprised me!

If you have fans of the Gruffalo books then this is a real must buy app.  I am sure that your children will love it; as both of mine have.

Now for the giveaway...

As the app has been released to coincide with the 15th anniversary of The Gruffalo I have a special prize bundle to giveaway to one lucky person which will include a special anniversary edition of the book, DVD, plush toy and a code for the app.


If you would like to enter, simply complete the rafflecopter below.  UK entrants only please and the giveaway will end on Saturday 1 November.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: We were provided with a free download of the app for the purpose of this review.  However all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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248 comments:

  1. The Gruffalo is my youngest daughter's favourite character! She has a big cuddly Gruffalo!

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  2. The gruffalo himself of course x

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  3. The Gruff along is awesome

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  4. The Gruffalo :)

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  5. Mouse is a favourite for us - but we love them all!

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  6. My daughters love the gruffalo and want to give him a hug xx

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  7. The Gruffalo himself of course!

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  8. Stacey Tripconey6 October 2014 at 14:29

    We love the squirrel

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  9. The Gruffalo!

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  10. The Gruffalo x

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  11. the Gruffalo himself!

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  12. We don't have a favourite as I'm planning on introducing The Gruffalo this Christmas :D

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  13. the gruffalo x

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  14. The Gruffalo's child from the sequel. Simply adorable

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  15. Michelle Dootson6 October 2014 at 17:25

    gruffalo

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  16. The Gruffalo

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  17. The Gruffalo - although we do love the mouse too!

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  18. the gruffdalo

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  19. The Gruffalo :-)

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  20. The Gruffalo

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  21. Hannah Bee Griffin6 October 2014 at 18:47

    It has tobe the Gruffalo for the children but I ike the Mouse

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  22. the gruffalo!!

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  23. My boys love Mouse x

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  24. My son is obsesses with the Gruffalo

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  25. Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs6 October 2014 at 19:46

    Mama Squirrel :)

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  26. the gruffalo

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  27. The Gruffalo

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  28. Without a doubt it's the Gruffalo :-)

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  29. The gruffalo

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  30. Has to be the Gruffalo

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  31. Silvia Stoyanova6 October 2014 at 21:41

    The Gruffalo

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  32. The Squirrel :)

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  33. Emma Dora Louise Thackery7 October 2014 at 10:49

    the gruffalo

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  34. the mouse :)

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  35. Kevin Bloomfield7 October 2014 at 14:04

    The Gruffalo

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  36. The Gruffalo

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  37. The gruffalo

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  38. The Gruffalo :D xx

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  39. Linda F McGarrigle8 October 2014 at 14:08

    Oh it's got to be The Gruffalo x

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  40. the gruffalo himself

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  41. My boy love the mouse. Xx

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  42. The Gruffalo

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  43. gruffalo :)

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  44. melanie stirling9 October 2014 at 21:09

    The Gruffalo.

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  45. allison sullivan10 October 2014 at 11:58

    my daughter loves the gruffalos child she thinks she is funny when she goes outside to find the scary mouse

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  46. Michelle Ferguson10 October 2014 at 21:35

    The Gruffalo

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  47. Laura Jayne Bates11 October 2014 at 15:27

    why the mouse of course

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  48. definitely the gruffalo

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  49. Harley Richardson12 October 2014 at 19:47

    The mouse!

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  50. I would buy my son a smart shirt for parties and some jeans, and my daughter a tunic and leggings

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  51. My G+ ID is Gill Mitchell

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  52. The Gruffalo of course!

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  53. the gruffolo himself!

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  54. The Gruffalo x

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  55. The Gruffalo is the star of the story

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  56. The Gruffalo x

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  57. I've always loved the little mouse. :)

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  58. the little mouse!

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  59. My Daughter loves the Gruffalo!

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  60. My son loves the fox!

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  61. the little mouse

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  62. The Gruffalo is everyones favourite!X

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  63. The gruffalo my daughter thinks he looks really cuddly

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  64. the mouse of course, such a clever little animal

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  65. The gruffalo my daughter loves him she talks about him every day

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  66. My son loves the snake, he loves making the noises

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  67. The mouse xx

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  68. The mouse

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  69. The mouse!

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  70. The twins love the Gruffalo although I've always loved the mouse.

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  71. The mouse is our favourite.

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  72. The fox........x

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  73. Got to be the Mouse

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  74. The Gruffalo. x

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  75. anthony harrington26 October 2014 at 20:21

    deffo The Gruffalo!

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  76. The mouse definitely

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  77. Amanda Doyle Hart26 October 2014 at 21:27

    we love the mouse

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  78. The Mouse! x

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  79. Leigh Marea Boyle26 October 2014 at 21:59

    the mouse in our house x

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  80. The gruffalo

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  81. The little brown mouse

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  82. The gruffalo Himself xx

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  83. Lorraine Tinsley26 October 2014 at 23:21

    The Gruffalo's Child is our favourite as well as the mouse

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  84. I love the mouse

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  85. The Gruffalo, my little grand daughter calls her Grandad 'Gruffalo '(very apt by the way)

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  86. Jennie Jackson Mse27 October 2014 at 09:39

    We love the mouse

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  87. the cute mouse

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  88. The gruffalo :) x

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  89. Has to be the Gruffalo. He is sooo misunderstood.

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  90. The mouse! :)

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  91. Kerry Lethbridge27 October 2014 at 13:51

    The mouse

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  92. The fox :)

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  93. The Gruffalo himself!

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  94. Jen Everdecreasingcircles Engl27 October 2014 at 14:30

    It has to be Mouse, brilliant!

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  95. All mine love the mouse :)

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  96. the mouse of course!! :)

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  97. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

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  98. The Gruffalo

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  99. Glenn Marvell-James28 October 2014 at 11:20

    Snake

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  100. the gruffalo

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  101. The Gruffalo

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  102. the gruffalos child!

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  103. The Gruffalo

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  104. Aww the mouse :)

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  105. We love the mouse

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  106. love the gruffalo

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  107. The mouse

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  108. The little brown mouse

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  109. Oh definitely the Mouse, cute and clever... a cool character if ever there was one.

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  110. Stephanie Whitehouse,29 October 2014 at 19:03

    the mouse

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  111. We love the mouse xx

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  112. The gruffalo's child x

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  113. The Gruffalo

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  114. Rachael Jones Mann29 October 2014 at 20:50

    the mouse

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  115. The mouse here

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  116. we like the snake :)

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  117. its def the Gruffalo here. My son loves looking out for him whenever we go for a walk in the woods :)

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  118. We love the mouse

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  119. Love the mouse x

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  120. Stephanie Dunmore30 October 2014 at 09:31

    The mouse

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  121. We love the fox

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  122. We love the mouse

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  123. The gruffalo itself.

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  124. Kristy Leanne Brown30 October 2014 at 12:26

    We love the mouse

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  125. Victoria_CosmeticCravings30 October 2014 at 12:54

    The wee mouse!

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  126. The Gruffalo. We're forever reading this book. It's fab!

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  127. Stephanie Burchatt30 October 2014 at 15:09

    Has to be the Gruffalo himself

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  128. sarah diane rees30 October 2014 at 15:44

    gruffalo

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  129. The Gruffalo :-)

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  130. The mouse!

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  131. The Gruffalo. We love him!

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  132. My grandchildren like the Gruffalo best.

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  133. Kirsty Partridge30 October 2014 at 20:34

    The Gruffalo

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  134. Commented on Send a cow.

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  135. The ssssssnake!

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