Mum of two plans to roll out her new board game ‘Funny Fairies’ after success with her family

Posted on - 5th November, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, People
Concept art of ‘Funny Fairies’

A mum-of-two has created a board game to encourage strategic thinking and family fun for children under eight.


After testing Funny Fairies on family and friends, board game lover Jen Shillitoe, founder of Little Acorn Games, now hopes to share the game with a wider audience and release it in shops.

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Jen first came up with the idea for the game last Autumn when she was playing with her six-year-old daughter.

Since then she has shared it with other members of the family and says it has been so well received she has launched a crowdfunding appeal to put it on the shelves.

Jen said: “Its character-based, fantasy fairy world appeals to the little ones while its spell-bound funny fairies have us sharing a good laugh together.”


Funny Fairies is a card-collecting children’s game for 2-4 players.

The game involves strategic thinking and is aimed at children between three and eight years old, to allow siblings of mix ages to enjoy the game together.

Further concept art of ‘Funny Fairies’

The game is set in a fairy world, where spell practice at Fairy School is going hilariously wrong.

Players collect fairy cards and use the magic spell spinner to collect cards and outwit the Trixie Pixies.

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In total there will be three levels of play with easy-to-understand rules which makes it the perfect game for children to play.

Jen continued: “Apart from the fun factor, our game also encourages strategic thinking in children, requiring them to be aware of how the game is developing and encouraging them to think ahead to the consequences of their moves.

“Having this pragmatic, strategic mindset is an important life-skill to develop. And finally, yes, we wish to instill a life-long love for amazing board games!”

Jen’s next step is to create something magical from all this and that is a game that members of the public can also play.

She has launched a Kickstarter campaign, which has just seven days left and is available here if you wish to get involved.

Would you like to get your hands on a copy of Funny Fairies? Let us know in the comments.

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