This colourful lotto is the perfect first game for very young players, but can also be played in two ways for different ages. For very young players, the game is played by matching the cards to the pictures on your playing board. For slightly older players, the cards are shuffled and placed face down in a pile. Players then take it in turns to turn over a card and see if it matches their board. The game can also be played as a simple ‘pairs’ game. Red Dog Blue Dog helps with colour and word recognition as well as developing social skills. It has bright, clear illustrations, which young children will find very appealing. The simple nature of the game means it can be played by children as young as 2 years old.