Like many of Orchard Toys’ games, this is an excellent combination of fun and learning. The objective is to collect as many scarves as you can for your giraffe – and with its long neck, the giraffe can wear lots of scarves, but the tallest doesn’t necessarily win! The playing pieces are made of strong card, and they just need pressing out before play starts; the rules are easy to follow and the game is engaging for young children. The illustrations are gorgeous, brightly coloured and great fun, with quirky giraffes to delight children. To play, just roll the colour marked dice, then pick a card and build your giraffe. Many early learning skills come into play – colours, counting, memory, observation as well as strategy and turn taking. The game is designed for ages 4-7, and for 4 to 6 players. Buy from Orchard Toys.