All Aboard! Get on the right “track” with this new Thomas the Tank Engine game from Briarpatch. In Thomas’ Great Race, children must learn their numbers to earn coal to power their engines – Thomas, James, Percy or Molly – over the hill and across the finish line. This fast action game encourages the development of sorting, counting and color matching skills.
How do you play? I received Thomas’ Great Race for review and decided to see how it stacked up with it’s toughest critic: the Testy Toddler. Set up of the game was very easy and explained very well in the manual. Each engine drops into a slot on the Great Race track, with the back of each slot open to receive “coal blocks.” Players take turns selecting a card and answering a simple counting question based upon what they see on the card –for example, how many blue engines do you see?” A correct answer is rewarded when a player picks up the matching block of coal and inserts it into the open slot behind his engine, powering it up the hill. Once the engines crest the hill, they roll across the finish line.
Lily, who is 3.5 years old, had no problem understanding the concept and objective of the game. She was able to correctly answer every question (your child must have a knowledge of numbers 1,2 and 3 as well as recognition of primary colors in order to play this game) and was coordinated enough to insert the coal blocks herself.
She really enjoyed the game! She has already asked to play it again tomorrow night!
Want to test it out for yourself? Briarpatch has generously donated one Thomas’ Great Race game to a lucky reader!
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1. Travel on over to Briarpatch and tell me one other toy your child would love to have under the Christmas tree!
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Contest ends on October 29th at 11:59pm CST. Prizes not claimed within 72 hours will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to U.S. residents only.