I Saw It First! Ocean: a family spotting game


This is an easy to understand but addictive to play board game that all the family can enjoy together. There are 300 ocean creatures on this hexagonal board (beautifully illustrated by Caroline Selmes), from the blue whale and clownfish to the more obscure water bear, barreleye and horse-eye jack. Take turns to pull a counter from the box and be the first to spot the animal on the board. Even better: the six board pieces are double-sided and can be configured in different ways, so sharp-eyed kids can't just memorise the locations!

Check out the Jungle version, too.