What is it
Use your wheelbarrow to move around the board. On the way collect and trade fruit, vegetables, pigs and chickens. The winner is the first to fill their garden and allotment to become 100% self-sufficient. Seems simple? It is. But the ‘Green Fingers’ cards can turn up unexpected twists and turns.
You’ll have to protect your chickens from foxes, buy and sell your crops and livestock at the village fair and the animal market. But be careful! You’ll have to avoid drought, bird flu and your animals escaping.
What our team of testers said
"Oh no, the fox has got the chicken." - Girl aged 11
"What is slaughtering?" - Boy aged 8
- Encourages discussion around food production
- Teaches children facts about the risks that can affect farmers
- Promotes social play and strategic thinking
What our experts think
Go Green was a really popular board game with our testers, who loved competing to build the most successful allotment! It’s a great way to introduce children to the concept of self-sufficiency, teach them where food comes from, and the risks that can affect farmers. The small pieces really appealed to the children and they really enjoyed getting the answers right in the multiple choice question cards. It’s good that topics such as slaughtering and bird flu are covered, because this helps children learn about real world subjects they may not have come across, or are curious about. The game encourages discussion around these more difficult topics and teaches children new farming- and food-related facts.
Board games like Go Green are also brilliant for social skills, promoting communication, friendly competition, and taking turns. It requires children to make strategic decisions about how to play in order to win.
It would be even better if...
Our testers couldn’t think of anything that would have made the game better, although they did comment that the board gets quite ‘busy’ with all of the pictures and pieces.
- RRP: £29.95
- Brands: Allingham Games
- Key Features:
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Puzzles & games
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Food & nutrition
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding the world