Scaling up with Jumbo 4 Connect

Posted on February 27th, 2017

In an era where on line games are becoming smaller and smaller as children play on tablets and phones, I am a big fan of encouraging real life games that you physically engage in and not just absorb children through a screen. Make these larger than life and the fun really begins.

I remember as a child playing the classic 4 in a row connect 4 game with friends for hours. It was one of those games everyone had and a perfect way to start a play date. Roll on 30 years and the amazing Big Game Hunters have a big and jumbo version of my favourite childhood board game that is perfect for the garden or a playroom; in fact they have a whole range to choose from. There is no sitting still just exercising your fingers and thumbs as in an online game, children actually have to bend and stretch and move around as well as think strategically and try to outwit their opponent; the perfect way to exercise mind and body and improve social skills too.

Big4 and Jumbo4 games

Jumbo 4 Connect

Delivery and Assembly

We received the Jumbo 4 connect. Delivery was super swift tracked by email at every stage. On arrival we had it unpacked and assembled in minutes. There are instructions to help you but to be honest it is very intuitive to put together with just sides to slot into place and a pull out tray at the bottom to release the counters at the end of play.

Quality

We have past experience of Big Game Hunters as our children’s trampoline and the Coombe Mill ones have come from them. Based on the high quality and long lasting nature of their Sky High trampolines I had high hopes for the Jumbo 4 connect and I wasn’t disappointed. It is made from study wood which is well finished with smooth gloss paint. It feels substantial and looks high quality which is important for us as I know it is going to be used week in week out by our holiday guests. In a home I can see this being a game that is handed down from generation to generation to enjoy.  The counters are plastic, light weight enough to lift easily, yet sturdy enough to take the constant dropping into slots and clattering to the floor at the end of a game.  We have the perfect games room to keep it in, though I can see it coming outdoors too.

Big 4 in our Games Room

Jumbo 4 Connect in Play

Our Jumbo 4 connect arrived just in time for our half term guests to give it a go. We set it up at the start of activity hour outside the games room and a couple of the girls knew straight away how to play and started trying to create their lines of 4 in turn while we waited for everyone to assemble. This is when it really struck me how much movement was required as well as skill and social interaction. That’s three big wins from one fun game.

Playing Jumbo 4 Connect

Capturing the girls on video you can almost hear their minds at work trying to our wit each other to make a line of 4 first.

Big 4

The Jumbo 4 is just right for our little ones staying here on the farm, however for older children, adults or to really stretch those little ones movements you could opt for the Big 4. Standing at 1.2m tall it is the largest wooden 4 in a row game on the market and would be perfect for family gatherings, team challenges and a guaranteed to be the highlight at any garden party. 

Big 4 from the Big Game Hunters

Need to Know:

Jumbo 4 ConnectBig 4 
73.4 cm x 84 cm x 20 cm120 cm x 120 cm x 4.8 cm
Quality Wooden FrameQuality Wooden Frame
Plastic Counters IncludedPlastic Counters Included
Easy to take apart for storageEasy to take apart for storage
£94.99 available from Big Game Hunters£144.99 available from Big Game Hunters

 

Win your Jumbo 4 Connect from Big Game Hunters with Coombe Mill

Win the Jumbo 4

For a chance to get your kids up and moving with this classic game on a grand scale why not enter to win below.  Good luck to all taking part.

Jumbo 4

Disclosure:

I was sent our Jumbo 4 connect to review in this post however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.