Magic Maths Halloween Competition

Only another couple of weeks until Halloween and we have been getting a little magical with our game time.  My eldest has loved Orchard Toys games for years and his most recent game, Magic Maths is perfect for this time of year.

Magic Maths

Orchard toys maths game

The game Magic Maths is aimed at children aged 5-7 years old and features wizards and witches spell making.  To begin you each need to choose your character board with cauldron and 6 number pieces.  The sum pieces are placed face down with the ‘magic’ star facing up.  Players take it in turns to flip one of the sum pieces and work out the answer to the sum and see if they have the right answer in their numbers.  If they have the correct number then it can be turned over to reveal an ingredient for their spell.  The first player to get their 6 ingredients in their cauldron wins.

Magic maths

The cool part with the ‘magic’ stars is that once the player has worked out the sum they can check if they got the correct answer by rubbing the black star so the number ‘magically’ appears.

maths board game

Some of the sums are more difficult than others and I probably wouldn’t recommend this as a game just before bed when your kids are tired.  But it’s a fun way to learn maths and create your own spells too!

Orchard toys game

Alphabet Lotto

orchard toys alphabet game

For young children aged 3-6 Alphabet Lotto is the perfect game to increase their knowledge of the alphabet and how words are spelt.  I love that this game is great for both my children.  My 3 year old is still learning his letters and my 6 year old is learning how letters spell words.  We can use the game in 4 different ways depending on which child is playing.

alphabet lotto

Each player has a game board which has 6 pictures on one side and 6 letters (and some sounds) on the other.  The aim of the game is to be the first player to complete all 6 spaces on their board first.  You get a set of picture pieces and a set of letter pieces, depending on which game you are going to play.

alphabet game

You can match pictures to the corresponding first letter on the board, picture to picture, letter to letter or letter to picture.  With my youngest we can practise a simple lotto game by matching picture to picture or letter to letter.

alphabet lotto

However, my oldest loves to play it matching the picture to the correct letter or the correct letter to the picture, helping him understand what each word begins with.  I’m pretty sure that all sounds confusing when you read it, so look at the pictures to get what I mean! Ha ha!

orchard toys alphabet game


If you would like you would like to win your very own Orchard Toys Magic Maths game for your little one then please use the Gleam form below.  Good luck!

Orchard Toys magic Maths


  1. Tracy Nixon
    October 16, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    My spell would be create snow to fall on Christmas Eve and to last until New Year’s Eve! It would be lovely to have a white Christmas!

  2. Chris Andrews
    October 16, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    my spell . . . . . . to wave my wand and bring peace to all

  3. Lynn Heath
    October 16, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    My spell would match all the socks together! No more odd socks!

  4. Ren Taylor
    October 16, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    My spell would be to wake up each morning and someone has cleaned my house, done all the laundry/ironing and shopping and got the dinner ready

    October 16, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    To make my bank balance stay out of the red

  6. stuart hargreaves
    October 16, 2017 / 8:03 pm


  7. Angela Treadway
    October 16, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    To have my Christmas shopping all done lol x

  8. Emma Whitworth
    October 16, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    To just simply be happy

  9. Jodie A Green
    October 16, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    Happiness spell

  10. Solange
    October 16, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    A love spell.

  11. fiona waterworth
    October 16, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    mine would be to turn everything to chocolate, lovely

  12. Corinne Henson
    October 16, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    To stop my excessive worrying 🙁

  13. iain maciver
    October 16, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    a happy spell forever

  14. Ashleigh Allan
    October 16, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    To magic away the ironing

  15. Kerry Kilmister
    October 16, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Mine would be to make everything I eat calorie free

  16. Martina Pichova
    October 16, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Mine would be to tidy away all the toys in the house in seconds.

  17. Graham Ross
    October 16, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    To always have enough money

  18. Anthony Harrington
    October 17, 2017 / 12:07 am

    to create world peace and fresh bed linen every night

  19. Amy Wright
    October 17, 2017 / 11:00 am

    My spell would be to become a billionaire

  20. Iris Tilley
    October 17, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    My spell would be to click on a picture of food and it would be there right in my kitchen all cooked and ready to eat

  21. Kayleigh Watkins
    October 17, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    My spell would be to keep my home clean with my three little monsters xXx

  22. Yolanda Davis
    October 17, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    my spell would make everybody go into a deep sleep, to wake up in the new year believing they had a wonderful xmas.

  23. Sidrah Ahmed
    October 17, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    I would make a spell to be able to fly

  24. jo liddement
    October 17, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    My spell would be for the weeds to stop growing so quickly in my garden and the lawn to mow itself.

  25. Andrea Fletcher
    October 17, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    My spell would be to make all my family happy.

  26. Rebecca Duncan
    October 17, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    my spell would be to get my children to sleep past 6.30am 😀

  27. Rich Tyler
    October 17, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    To make sure we always had a healthy bank balance!

  28. October 17, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    We have these Orchard games and they are fantastic for encouraging your child to learn! My two love them 🙂

  29. October 18, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I am a HUGE fan of Orchard Games – when my boys were younger we had all of them!

  30. Isabell Whitenstall
    October 18, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    My spell would be to be able to purchase the Magic Maths game locally. I cannot find a local supplier.

  31. Kerry Lock
    October 19, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Could I have a cleaning up spell please!

  32. Jo Carroll
    October 19, 2017 / 10:09 am

    It would either be a spell to make sure the pennies add up each month or one like Mickey Mouse in ‘Fantasia’ to clean the house… 😉

  33. Laura Walker
    October 19, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    To magically stop a toddler tantrum!

  34. kRIS
    October 19, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    A house cleaning spell

  35. john prendergast
    October 19, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    A good health spell

  36. Clare Hubbard
    October 20, 2017 / 10:34 am

    A washing up spell!

  37. Sally Collingwood
    October 21, 2017 / 11:45 am

    A tidying house spell

  38. Ruth Harwood
    October 23, 2017 / 8:47 am

    to live a good life and be happy

  39. Jodie W
    October 24, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    My spell would be to conceive a brother of sister for my little boy!

  40. Jordan Stephens
    October 27, 2017 / 11:36 am

    My spell would be to be in two places at once so I can work and be home with the kids ?

  41. Ursula Hunt
    October 27, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    My spell would be to have the washing come out the washing machine washed, fdried ironed and folded so all I had to do is put it away

  42. Alana Walker
    October 28, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    My spell would get my kids to tidy up a bit quicker!

  43. Kim Neville
    October 29, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    A spell for everyone to be healthy

  44. Jo Hutchinson
    October 30, 2017 / 12:17 am

    My spell would be to make the hoovering do itself

  45. A.E. ADKINS
    October 30, 2017 / 9:51 am

    My spell would be to make the house self repairing/cleaning. Oh the joy.

  46. michelle o'neill
    October 31, 2017 / 8:26 am

    for all my family to be happy

  47. Christina Palmer
    October 31, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I would wave a wand and end homelessness

  48. Kirsteen Mackay
    October 31, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    My spell would be to have a permanently clean and tidy house.

  49. Susan B
    November 1, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    A town house in a picturesque town in France would be wonderful.

  50. Jo
    November 1, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    My spell would be to be to stop my kids constantly arguing and to make get on like best friends. That would make my life so much happier

  51. Vicki Weston
    November 1, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    My spell would be a tidy house at the end of each day

  52. sheri Darby
    November 2, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    A housework spell please

  53. Niki Marie Wardle
    November 2, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    A spell for good health x

  54. amanda greensmith
    November 3, 2017 / 8:57 am

    that everyone was happy and well

  55. Sharon Arnott
    November 3, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    My spell would be to be able to change the bedding at the click of my fingers

  56. Kelly Hirst
    November 3, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    A spell to make mean people kind

  57. Gill mitchell
    November 3, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    my spell would be to get my kitchen installed in record time!! We have just completed the 1st week of a 4 week project….aargh!

    November 4, 2017 / 11:44 am

    To get my partner to get off his segs on rectum and finish the house off

  59. Rebecca Powell
    November 4, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    To wave my wand and bring smiles to everyone

  60. Kev Cannon
    November 4, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Anything that gives me more time to spend with my son

  61. Stephen Little
    November 4, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    A housecleaning spell!

  62. Lesley Bain
    November 4, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Definitely a housework spell!!!

  63. Amy Tidd
    November 4, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    My spell would be to get all three of my children to sleep through the night. This mama needs some sleep!

  64. Charlie Brunton
    November 4, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    My spell would make salad taste like the yummiest chocolate cake!

  65. Adrian Bold
    November 4, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    My spell would be for invisibility as you can get up to some mischief with that ability 🙂

  66. ellie spider
    November 4, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    to be able to speak and understand any language including animal speak 🙂

  67. Lia Burns
    November 4, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    My spell would be to make two of me so one can do the housework and one can have fun with the kids x

  68. Danielle Pooley
    November 5, 2017 / 12:35 am

    To just be happy!

  69. paula cheadle
    November 5, 2017 / 12:52 am

    that everyone was fit and healthy, no more disability’s

  70. Jennifer Ball
    November 5, 2017 / 6:56 am

    To pause time so I could get more done ?

  71. sharon stanley
    November 5, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Definitely invisability so the girls could nag their father instead of me for a bit lol

  72. Rachael Sexey
    November 5, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Happiness spell ?

  73. Lynn Neal
    November 5, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    My spell would be to make someone full of joy!

  74. Rachel Butterworth
    November 5, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    To have a spotless house for at least a week.

  75. natalee gosiewski
    November 5, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    bed time spell make every sleep when i sleep having a 8 yr old who never sleeps is draining

  76. Patricia Avery
    November 5, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    My spell would be a purely selfish one. Hubby and I are both retired and quite fit and healthy for our advanced years but I would lie to stay that way for many years to come and see all our grandchildren as adults, and as happy, healthy and settled as we have been 🙂

  77. Theresa Thomas
    November 5, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    My spell would be to improve my Sons memory so he stops forgetting everything

  78. Tammy Neal
    November 5, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    A spell to have unlimited money and to help the poor x

  79. Miss Tracy Hanson
    November 5, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Can I be selfish and ask to meet my favourite rockstar? Have been a fan since the first band we was in and the one he’s in now have been going 20 years – think I’d got over my obsession before now lol. But they don’t do VIP meet n greet so would love to meet him.

    • Miss Tracy Hanson
      November 5, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      *he was in (not we), sorry.

  80. Leanne Perrett
    November 5, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    i would love a spell to help in the housework

  81. Natalie Crossan
    November 5, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Definitely to have a spotless house 😀 xxx

  82. Kelly newlands
    November 5, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    My spell would be to come home every day from work to a spotless clean house!

  83. Kate Davies
    November 5, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    My spel would be to create a never emptying mug of tea, mine always seems to become empty very quickly.

  84. Danielle Graves
    November 5, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    my spell would be to make the house tidy itself

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