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Scaredy Cat Game

An Orchard Toys classic, where players collect and count bird cards before the scaredy cat appears!

  • An exciting counting game
  • Simple and fun gameplay
  • Suitable for ages 4-7
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    This fun counting game is a race against time! Try and be the first to collect the most bird cards before the scarecrow picture is complete. However, watch out for the scaredy cat, who can catch your birds and take away all your cards in one go! At the end of the game, use your maths skills to count up the birds on your cards...the player with the most birds wins.

    Each of the bird cards has a brightly coloured background which can be used to teach younger children to recognise different colours. For older children, Scaredy Cat helps teach them about competitive gameplay, winning and losing, as it can sometimes be sour grapes and tantrums when they have all their cards taken away!


    • 41 bird cards
    • 6 scarecrow picture cards
    • 3 cat cards
    • 1 instruction leaflet

    Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts. Choking hazard.

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    • Develops Number and Counting SkillsDevelops Number and Counting Skills
    • Encourages Observational SkillsEncourages Observational Skills
    • Develops Personal and Social SkillsDevelops Personal and Social Skills
    • ClassicClassic

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    Excellent game

    Reviewed by Sarah on 06 April 2016

    My 10 year old son and I really enjoy playing this game together in the holidays. It's good fun.

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    • 5

    Simple to play and fun!

    Reviewed by Paul. A. on 26 January 2015

    My son started playing this just before his 3rd birthday, and now he is 4 he continues to enjoy the game (so do I). It has helped with his counting skills as I told him that in order to win, he has to count the number of birds.

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    • 5

    It takes little or no setting up but provides endless fun

    Reviewed by Laura on 20 May 2014

    The idea behind Scaredy Cat by Orchard Toys is simple. You take it in turns to collect bird cards. If you get a cat card you have to put all your cards back. As the game goes on you slowly build a Scarecrow. Whoever has the most birds when the scarecrow is complete wins. Simple.

    Both children have enjoyed playing this game. We keep it under the coffee table to whip out at a moments notice, should we need it. It takes little or no setting up but provides endless fun. Scaredy Cat has definitely encouraged the 4 year old with his counting ... and his competitive streak.

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    • 5

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Janice Ellis on 20 May 2014

    This is a great game that all the family enjoy playing. I played it with my sons and now with my grandchildren!!

    • Rating
    • 5
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