26 October 2016

Review & Giveaway: Orchard Toys What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?


Learning to tell the time is such a big part of growing up and it can be quite difficult to explain to your children. I've tried to teach Logan how to tell the time often however he either gets very bored very quickly or I end up losing my patience as it just doesn't seem to be sinking in. Bad Mummy I know but when you've said the same thing about a million times you need to step back and stop for a while. Clearly whatever I was doing wasn't working (or Logan wasn't ready) so when Orchard Toys brought out their brilliant new game What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? I thanked my lucky stars.


What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf? is yet another ingenious educational but fun game from Orchard Toys. It helps your child with time telling skills not only in analogue but in digital time too. When Logan received his copy of the game he was eager to get playing. Included in the box is a playing board which you piece together like a jigsaw. It goes round in an infinity loop as there’s no real finish, I’ll explain this later. There’s a clock face with moving hands, a 3D Mr Wolf character who has a cut out mouth, 4 collection boards, a dice, 4 character markers and square cards which have woodland animals on one side with the written and digital time and the analogue time on the other side.


So the playing board is sort of an infinity because you place your woodland character marker on the correct matching spot and roll the dice to start off. The game goes round in a loop until one player collects all 4 square cards on their collection board. This isn’t as easy as you think because on the playing board there’s either a clock or a Mr Wolf. If you land on a clock you ask “What’s the time, Mr. Wolf?” and pick a square card to read putting the time on the square card onto the clock face. You then turn the square card over to see if it’s the same as you moved the clock face hands to. If it is you get to keep the square card and put it on your collection board. If it’s wrong then you put it back on the table. If you should happen to land on a Mr Wolf when you roll the dice then you say “Dinner time!” and if you have any cards on your collection board then one must get fed to the hungry 3D Mr Wolf. You keep going like this until one of the players collection boards is full up.


Logan was initially a bit frustrated at playing this game because his time telling skills aren’t the best. He’s only beginning to learn about the time and trying to figure it out but once he had played a few games he started to recognise certain times and was managing very well to put the clock hands to the correct numbers in order to win the square card he wanted. With some patience on his part and more practice he won’t need my help soon. This game is for 2-4 players and can take anywhere from 15-20 minutes to play depending really on how the dice is rolled and if you keep landing on Mr Wolf who eats all your cards. It’s a great game for encouraging concentration and observational skills as well as number and counting skills. It definitely 100% develops personal and social skills because the amount of chatting and discussion Logan and I were having about the time was quite in depth in order for him to understand how he could tell the time correctly, win the squares then ultimately win the game. There’s an element of matching and memory skills mixed in there as well which is great as time telling is a valuable life skill to have. How often as adults do we take telling the time for granted. I know I do it every day and there’s not a day goes past where time isn’t involved in some form or another.


What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf? is actually two games in one so more bang for your buck as they say. On the other side of the collection boards is the time printed in analogue so you can switch it around by placing the square cards in a pile, animal side up, on the floor/ table. Nothing else from the other game is needed. The aim is then to be the first to fill your collection board by matching the written or digital times on the animal cards to the times shown on the clock faces on your collection board. This game is a lot quicker than the first but is of course harder so is aimed at older children. The whole game is aimed at 5-9 year olds and it’s really fun to play so you’ll get plenty of use out of it.


Logan and I both really enjoyed this game once we got into it and priced at £9.50 it won’t break the bank. If you think you like the look of this game yourself then why not enter my giveaway below to be in with a chance of winning your very own? Go on, the kids will thank you for it.

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Logan was sent the What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? game from Orchard Toys in return got an honest review.

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93 comments on "Review & Giveaway: Orchard Toys What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?"

Tracy K Nixon on 26 October 2016 at 20:06 said...

The Shopping List Game is my daughters current favourite!

Danielle A on 26 October 2016 at 20:33 said...

We've a tell the time one that mine like to play

Chrissie Curtis on 26 October 2016 at 20:37 said...

The Shopping List Game.

emma walters said...

my boy's enjoy dino run :)

anthony harrington on 26 October 2016 at 21:33 said...

we are having fun with Farmyard Dominoes

Kim Neville on 26 October 2016 at 21:50 said...

My son likes tell the time

Sharon Hingley on 27 October 2016 at 00:13 said...

The Spotty Dog game

lynn heath on 27 October 2016 at 05:09 said...

My daughter loves playing the shopping list game

jade on 27 October 2016 at 07:24 said...

The Shopping List game

Iain Maciver on 27 October 2016 at 10:50 said...

The Shopping List game

Hannah Jane on 27 October 2016 at 11:08 said...

He loves the shopping list game and the puzzles

Tracy Hanley on 27 October 2016 at 11:45 said...

We love the Orchard Toys Shopping List game

Aaron Broad on 27 October 2016 at 12:07 said...

My sister likes the shopping list game

Isabel on 27 October 2016 at 12:23 said...

We haven't actually tried any of the Orchard Toys games yet!

mata777 on 27 October 2016 at 12:58 said...

We like doing the Farmyard jigsaw.

amy bondoc said...

my nephews loves his Giant Railway puzzle

abbyed33 on 27 October 2016 at 14:26 said...

we only have the shopping list game, which is good fun and easy to play

Jesswoods1992 on 27 October 2016 at 19:05 said...

The shopping list game :)

Jenna Parrington - Chic Geek Diary on 27 October 2016 at 19:53 said...

The Postbox Game! Great for colour sorting and role playing!

Angela Treadway on 27 October 2016 at 21:38 said...

crazy chefs x

Monica Gilbert on 27 October 2016 at 23:06 said...

Shopping List. My daughter is obsessed with that game.

Isis1981uk on 28 October 2016 at 17:17 said...

The Three Little Pigs game

Mardy mum in north wales! on 28 October 2016 at 19:51 said...

I am teaching my youngest to read and we are finding 'pass the word' a brilliant way to practice our letters!

Victoria MyLittleLBlog on 28 October 2016 at 21:38 said...

oh we like Farmyard Dominoes

Natalie Crossan on 28 October 2016 at 23:18 said...

Three little pigs game xx

Angie McDonald on 29 October 2016 at 02:29 said...

His favourite is the Shopping List game!

Sophie Ade on 29 October 2016 at 08:28 said...

My son likes pirate shapes

Ruth Harwood on 29 October 2016 at 09:51 said...

they enjoy the shopping list game at the mo xx

Leila BENHAMIDA on 29 October 2016 at 09:58 said...

Our favourite is farmyard friends. Fan tasting game.

Antooshki on 29 October 2016 at 10:12 said...

The shopping list game is a firm favourite in my house.

clairew137 on 30 October 2016 at 09:07 said...

The Shopping List Game.

Sharon Stanley on 30 October 2016 at 15:29 said...

my younger two love the shopping list game. They also love 'helping' me shop despite me ending up with repeats in the basket lol.

Becky Cusick on 1 November 2016 at 13:02 said...

He's got quite a few but his favourites lately are 'quack quack' & 'number snake' x

Becky Yeomans on 1 November 2016 at 14:15 said...

My daughter loves the shopping list game!

Tracy Gibson on 1 November 2016 at 16:20 said...

Slug in a jug!

Jo Hutchinson on 1 November 2016 at 17:29 said...

Farmyard Heads and Tails

Kelly Hirst on 2 November 2016 at 12:51 said...

We loved the greedy gorilla game - it's fab!

Jemma Dwyer on 2 November 2016 at 19:31 said...

shopping list game x

claire griffiths on 2 November 2016 at 23:44 said...

the shopping list game

Tee Simpson on 3 November 2016 at 10:08 said...

The post box game

anna on 3 November 2016 at 11:47 said...

My kids like go go dragons, and pizza pizza

caydensmum on 3 November 2016 at 21:01 said...

crazy chefs

Janine Atkin on 4 November 2016 at 18:49 said...

the shopping list game

Serenity You on 5 November 2016 at 18:29 said...

We love Orchard Toys and we have a few already. My kids favourite is Robot Run

Kim Styles said...

Farm Opposites is a favourite Orchard Toys game

kasza on 6 November 2016 at 18:50 said...

The Shopping List game

Rebecca Mercer on 8 November 2016 at 18:19 said...

Shopping list game

Michelle O'Neill on 8 November 2016 at 18:44 said...

The Shopping List Game.

Kate Davies on 8 November 2016 at 22:32 said...

My son loves shopping list bingo and the road jigsaw.

Jo maxted on 9 November 2016 at 22:18 said...

greedy gorrilla xx

Claire on 11 November 2016 at 21:58 said...

My son loves playing his crazy chef game

Adventures of Mummy and Me on 12 November 2016 at 19:12 said...

We've not tried any Orchard Toys games yet! :(

Rebecca Smith on 13 November 2016 at 12:16 said...

tell the time

Danni on 13 November 2016 at 22:39 said...

The shopping list game.

Sam Goodwin on 14 November 2016 at 10:49 said...

The Shopping List game is our family favourite!!

Rebecca Smith on 14 November 2016 at 11:52 said...

harry love the shopping list game

antheaholloway on 14 November 2016 at 18:44 said...

Our favourite is the Shopping List game and we play it frequently.

Clare Hubbard on 15 November 2016 at 13:12 said...

We have just got shopping list and love it!

kimberley dVIES on 15 November 2016 at 14:09 said...

My boys love shopping list

Lynsey Buchanan said...

Party, Party, Party

Emma Whittaker on 16 November 2016 at 15:11 said...

My daughter and I love Monster Bingo :-)

Kelly Bruton on 16 November 2016 at 20:12 said...

Shopping list game

sheridarby on 16 November 2016 at 20:17 said...

The Shopping List game

Jo McPherson on 16 November 2016 at 20:44 said...

It's still Shopping List :)

Monika Bascombe on 16 November 2016 at 21:28 said...

my daughter have counting catepillars

Christine Nicholson on 17 November 2016 at 14:33 said...

The lunch box game

soozwales on 17 November 2016 at 16:38 said...

What a Performance!

Charlotte on 17 November 2016 at 20:16 said...

My daughter loves crazy chefs. She insists on having the cupcake board everytime!

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Adrian Bold on 18 November 2016 at 00:33 said...

We love the Orchard Toys Shopping List game

Stacey Forsyth on 18 November 2016 at 01:31 said...

What a fab idea for a game! Would love this for my LB! X

Lucy Chester on 18 November 2016 at 07:11 said...

The Shopping List Game

Kirsty Hosty on 18 November 2016 at 07:57 said...

We haven't tried any yet but can't wait too

paula cheadle on 18 November 2016 at 10:00 said...

at the moment it the puzzles

Jayne on 18 November 2016 at 11:06 said...

We love Old Macdonald Lotto.

Lilly Anne Shayn on 18 November 2016 at 11:24 said...

We only have the shopping list game and would LOVE to try out new games :) Fantastic prize! Fingers and toes crossed!! xx

Janice Mackin on 18 November 2016 at 13:48 said...

My children love Pizza, Pizza!

Susan B on 18 November 2016 at 14:02 said...

The children have had quite a few of their games but Dinosaur Dominoes is a favourite

Robyn Clarke on 18 November 2016 at 14:22 said...

Where do I live?

Paul Halling on 18 November 2016 at 15:18 said...

Shopping list!!!

Laura Harrison on 18 November 2016 at 18:34 said...

My nephew loves the Farmyard jigsaw xx

Meena Hindmarch on 18 November 2016 at 18:48 said...

We're loving crocodile snap at the moment

Louis Lounews on 18 November 2016 at 19:02 said...

Spotty dog all the way!!

Dawn McBride on 18 November 2016 at 19:09 said...

We have been having lots of fun with The Shopping List Game, never gets old.

Laura Findlay on 18 November 2016 at 19:39 said...

We are big fans of Orchard Games in our house. Our favourite game is If You See A Crocodile x

Laura Findlay on 18 November 2016 at 19:39 said...

We are big fans of Orchard Games in our house. Our favourite game is If You See A Crocodile x

Rose Vincent on 18 November 2016 at 20:20 said...

shopping list game

Lisa Mauchline on 18 November 2016 at 21:12 said...

My little girls favourite is Farmyard Heads and Tails

Rebecca Phillips on 18 November 2016 at 21:58 said...

we love the post box game!

Jessica Powell on 18 November 2016 at 22:10 said...

We don't have any yet.

Tammy on 18 November 2016 at 22:15 said...

My son loves playing the Baa Baa game from Orchard Toys.

Hayley on 18 November 2016 at 23:21 said...

Three little pigs game

Kathryn Vyse on 18 November 2016 at 23:24 said...

We used to have a dinosaur dominoes game but lost it in moving... Have seen a few of their games I fancy getting

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