We were very kindly sent the Jumbo 4 Connect to review. This garden game is a giant version of the classic game in which you have to place four counters in a row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) before your opponent does the same.
After taking the pieces out of the box, it is a simple job to just slide the sides in to place on the base, and then to add the bottom bar which stops all of the counters from falling out. Included in the box is also a bag in which you can store all of the counters when not in use and this is a very handy touch!
The frame of the game is wooden and is hand painted in a lovely deep garden green, the quality of the game is outstanding and being made of wood, rather than plastic, makes it particularly special. The red and yellow counters are thick and durable and the bottom bar has metal clips either side to hold it in place that allow it to quickly and smoothly be released and re-fitted by simply pulling it out and pushing it back in. The Jumbo 4 Connect stands at 75cm tall, which is absolutely perfect for children (and adults) of all ages to play with and it is really sturdy so little ones won’t knock it over.
This is a game that you never really tire of playing, it is unpredictable (I did lose to a 2 year old the other day) and with no set up time and barely anything to tidy back up, it means that you can keep coming back to it throughout the day. It is slim for storage or you can take the sides off and store it in the box it came in.
We’ve got plenty of children’s toys for the garden but we’ve never had any giant games and this one has become the go to game for all ages, including the grown ups. It looks good too, the dark green is certainly more pleasant to look at than the vibrant, multicoloured sandpits and slides that adorn the rest of the garden!
The Jumbo 4 Connect currently retails at £79.99 and you can find it here at The Big Game Hunters website along with lots of other garden toys and games.