Orchard Toys “Bus Stop” game is a simple addition and subtraction counting game where you race to the bus station, picking up and dropping off passengers as you go! Throw the dice to move your bus around the board, either landing on a plus or minus square. Players spin the spinner to determine the number of passengers to count on or off their bus. The game can change quickly as players gain and lose players by spinning the spinner. The winner is the player with the most passengers when their bus finally arrives at the bus station. Bus Stop is an Orchard Toys classic and has been a top 10 favorite for many years. Children will develop their adding and subtracting skills and have fun talking about the interesting characters and places the bus stops along the way.
What our testers said
“Whoosh! I landed on a plus” – Girl aged 4
“Man, I lost two riders” – Boy aged 4
What our experts think
Children use dice to determine how many spaces they can move forward on the city-route board and the spinner to determine how many passengers they must add or subtract from their train when they land on a minus or plus sign. The Bus Stop game is best suited for 2 – 4 players.
Children enjoyed setting up their city bus route, passengers, and bus pieces. They enjoyed looking at the bus stop locations that included an Ice Cream shop, Bakery, Store, and entrance to a park. Using the dice and spinner on each of their turns was a hit. Bus stop sparks imagination within a real-world context, builds and hones Math skills, and promotes socialisation during competitive game play.
– Develops imagination
– Supports socialisation through interactive, competitive game play
– Promotes mathematics (number recognition, counting)