Review & Giveaway: Gruffalo Games App

Jess McGlynnOctober 6, 2014

We are big fans of Julia Donaldson’s Gruffalo story in our house; as I imagine the majority of under 5’s are the world over so when we were asked to review the new Gruffalo: Games mobile app which has just been released, we weren’t going to say no!

Launched by Magic Light Pictures, an Oscar-nominated entertainment company to coincide with the 15th anniversary of The Gruffalo, the app features several classic children’s games: 

* 3 in a row
* Nut catch
* Jigsaws
* Snap
* Marching bugs
* Match me

In 3 in a row and Snap, children can play against the Gruffalo himself and each of the games has been designed to complement the key skills children will be learning in pre-school and Early Years.  It is aimed at children aged between 3-7 years and features all the well known characters from the book.


It’s always nice to discover new games which will not only be enjoyable for Meg and Eli but which will hold their attention beyond the first five minutes.  This app fits the bill perfectly, and the games are educational too which is a real bonus.  Being at the lower end of the suggested age bracket, Eli did need some help with a couple of the games, the jigsaws in particular.  Others, such as Snap, he was happy to play by himself.  Meg had no trouble whatsoever, and picked each game up easily and quickly.


The app is priced at £2.99 which I think is great value for the number of games you get and is on a par with other similar children’s apps.  In fact, it is cheaper than a couple I have bought recently and far outshines them in terms of what you get, and how long Meg and Eli have been engaged with them for.  So it definitely gets my seal of approval.

Additionally, the app is accompanied by music from the films.  I won’t lie, it does get annoying after a while and you can only turn it off by muting your phone’s volume but I thought this was a nice touch and Eli recognised it straight away, which surprised me!
If you have fans of the Gruffalo books then this is a real must buy app.  I am sure that your children will love it; as both of mine have.

Now for the giveaway…

As the app has been released to coincide with the 15th anniversary of The Gruffalo I have a special prize bundle to giveaway to one lucky person which will include a special anniversary edition of the book, DVD, plush toy and a code for the app.


If you would like to enter, simply complete the rafflecopter below.  UK entrants only please and the giveaway will end on Saturday 1 November.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: We were provided with a free download of the app for the purpose of this review.  However all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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Comments (248)

  • Tracy K Nixon

    October 6, 2014 at 12:06

    The Gruffalo is my youngest daughter's favourite character! She has a big cuddly Gruffalo!

  • Becca Staples

    October 6, 2014 at 12:38

    The gruffalo himself of course x

  • Jennifer Potter

    October 6, 2014 at 12:40

    The Gruff along is awesome

  • Kelly law

    October 6, 2014 at 12:51

    The Gruffalo 🙂

  • Liane

    October 6, 2014 at 13:00

    Mouse is a favourite for us – but we love them all!

  • Kirsty Greer

    October 6, 2014 at 13:08

    My daughters love the gruffalo and want to give him a hug xx

  • Gemma Clark

    October 6, 2014 at 13:22

    The Gruffalo himself of course!

  • maci234

    October 6, 2014 at 13:27

    the gruffalo

  • Stacey Tripconey

    October 6, 2014 at 13:29

    We love the squirrel

  • barker162

    October 6, 2014 at 13:39

    The Gruffalo

  • Sam Jane Aldworth

    October 6, 2014 at 14:13

    The Gruffalo

  • Cat Culmer

    October 6, 2014 at 14:14

    The Gruffalo!

  • kim plant

    October 6, 2014 at 14:41

    The Gruffalo x

  • Henry Little

    October 6, 2014 at 15:00

    the Gruffalo himself!

  • Rachael Jess

    October 6, 2014 at 15:31

    We don't have a favourite as I'm planning on introducing The Gruffalo this Christmas 😀

  • Karen Cowley

    October 6, 2014 at 16:07

    the gruffalo x

  • Galina V

    October 6, 2014 at 16:17

    The Gruffalo's child from the sequel. Simply adorable

  • Michelle Dootson

    October 6, 2014 at 16:25

    gruffalo

  • Paula Barker

    October 6, 2014 at 16:28

    The Gruffalo

  • Claudia

    October 6, 2014 at 16:35

    The fox 🙂

  • ashleigh allan

    October 6, 2014 at 16:40

    The Gruffalo – although we do love the mouse too!

  • Richard Hill

    October 6, 2014 at 16:46

    the gruffdalo

  • kim neville

    October 6, 2014 at 16:57

    The Gruffalo 🙂

  • laura stewart

    October 6, 2014 at 17:25

    The Gruffalo

  • Hannah Bee Griffin

    October 6, 2014 at 17:47

    It has tobe the Gruffalo for the children but I ike the Mouse

  • Kathy D

    October 6, 2014 at 18:13

    Mr Gruffalo

  • Jemma Harvey

    October 6, 2014 at 18:18

    the gruffalo!!

  • Katie Skeoch

    October 6, 2014 at 18:37

    My boys love Mouse x

  • Fiona

    October 6, 2014 at 18:44

    The gruffalo

  • Kayleigh

    October 6, 2014 at 18:45

    My son is obsesses with the Gruffalo

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs

    October 6, 2014 at 18:46

    Mama Squirrel 🙂

  • laura banks

    October 6, 2014 at 18:54

    the gruffalo

  • Paul Scotland

    October 6, 2014 at 19:04

    The Gruffalo

  • Cindy Gillespie

    October 6, 2014 at 19:07

    Without a doubt it's the Gruffalo 🙂

  • Phil O’neill

    October 6, 2014 at 19:15

    The gruffalo

  • lynn heath

    October 6, 2014 at 19:35

    The Mouse!!!

  • Sandra Lane

    October 6, 2014 at 19:35

    Has to be the Gruffalo

  • Silvia Stoyanova

    October 6, 2014 at 20:41

    The Gruffalo

  • Hekna

    October 6, 2014 at 21:17

    The Gruffalo 🙂

  • Angie McDonald

    October 6, 2014 at 22:41

    The Squirrel 🙂

  • Emma Dora Louise Thackery

    October 7, 2014 at 09:49

    the gruffalo

  • lauren tourle

    October 7, 2014 at 10:38

    the mouse 🙂

  • emsyjo

    October 7, 2014 at 11:12

    the mouse

  • Kevin Bloomfield

    October 7, 2014 at 13:04

    The Gruffalo

  • John Taggart

    October 7, 2014 at 13:37

    The Gruffalo

  • Lara Davis

    October 7, 2014 at 14:35

    The Gruffalo

  • Corinne Peat

    October 7, 2014 at 17:50

    The gruffalo

  • buchanl

    October 7, 2014 at 18:54

    the mouse

  • Natalie Crossan

    October 7, 2014 at 22:35

    The Gruffalo 😀 xx

  • Linda F McGarrigle

    October 8, 2014 at 13:08

    Oh it's got to be The Gruffalo x

  • Andrea

    October 8, 2014 at 16:25

    The gruffalo.

  • nicola clarkson

    October 8, 2014 at 19:26

    the gruffalo himself

  • Carla Mills

    October 9, 2014 at 08:08

    My boy love the mouse. Xx

  • Angela Wilcox

    October 9, 2014 at 11:13

    The Gruffalo

  • Aideen McElhone

    October 9, 2014 at 18:11

    gruffalo 🙂

  • melanie stirling

    October 9, 2014 at 20:09

    The Gruffalo.

  • allison sullivan

    October 10, 2014 at 10:58

    my daughter loves the gruffalos child she thinks she is funny when she goes outside to find the scary mouse

  • Michelle Ferguson

    October 10, 2014 at 20:35

    The Gruffalo

  • Laura Jayne Bates

    October 11, 2014 at 14:27

    why the mouse of course

  • Elaine Dale

    October 12, 2014 at 15:28

    definitely the gruffalo

  • tamara foster

    October 12, 2014 at 16:43

    The mouse

  • Harley Richardson

    October 12, 2014 at 18:47

    The mouse!

  • Gill Mitchell

    October 12, 2014 at 22:37

    I would buy my son a smart shirt for parties and some jeans, and my daughter a tunic and leggings

  • Gill Mitchell

    October 12, 2014 at 22:37

    My G+ ID is Gill Mitchell

  • Harriet

    October 14, 2014 at 00:55

    The Gruffalo of course!

  • Rebecca Nisbet

    October 14, 2014 at 15:59

    the gruffolo himself!

  • Michelle Banks

    October 14, 2014 at 18:45

    The Gruffalo x

  • Gemma Nisbet

    October 14, 2014 at 20:47

    The Gruffalo is the star of the story

  • brenda Jarvie

    October 15, 2014 at 09:50

    The Gruffalo x

  • Isabel O’Brien

    October 15, 2014 at 18:26

    I've always loved the little mouse. 🙂

  • willy

    October 15, 2014 at 19:43

    the mouse

  • crazyvicky

    October 16, 2014 at 10:16

    the little mouse!

  • Michelle Dagger

    October 16, 2014 at 12:18

    My Daughter loves the Gruffalo!

  • caz

    October 16, 2014 at 16:31

    The Mouse

  • Stevie

    October 17, 2014 at 11:36

    Mouse.

  • Julie McLaren

    October 17, 2014 at 19:31

    My son loves the fox!

  • Tina Edwards

    October 18, 2014 at 12:07

    the little mouse

  • Carroll Marsh

    October 18, 2014 at 15:22

    The Gruffalo is everyones favourite!X

  • Leanne Lunn

    October 18, 2014 at 21:07

    The gruffalo my daughter thinks he looks really cuddly

  • Rosalind Blight

    October 18, 2014 at 21:25

    the mouse of course, such a clever little animal

  • tinkerbelldani

    October 19, 2014 at 13:07

    the big bad mouse 😉

  • Zoe Roxby

    October 20, 2014 at 22:48

    Mouse.

  • Kimberley Dodd

    October 21, 2014 at 13:20

    The gruffalo my daughter loves him she talks about him every day

  • Lucy Lucciano

    October 21, 2014 at 15:52

    the fox!

  • Michaela Turner

    October 22, 2014 at 12:27

    My son loves the snake, he loves making the noises

  • Kirsty Woods

    October 22, 2014 at 21:18

    The mouse xx

  • Helen Booth

    October 23, 2014 at 21:09

    The mouse 🙂

  • Colin Gault

    October 24, 2014 at 21:38

    Gruffalo

  • Christine Caple

    October 25, 2014 at 11:35

    The mouse

  • MJack

    October 25, 2014 at 14:44

    Mouse

  • Lisa Valentine

    October 25, 2014 at 16:30

    The mouse!

  • Sheri Darby

    October 25, 2014 at 20:55

    The Gruffalo

  • Aceso84

    October 25, 2014 at 21:49

    The twins love the Gruffalo although I've always loved the mouse.

  • Lynsey Spraggs

    October 26, 2014 at 14:04

    The mouse is our favourite.

  • Liz Ferguson

    October 26, 2014 at 17:43

    mouse

  • Claire Nutman

    October 26, 2014 at 20:13

    The fox……..x

  • sian hallewell

    October 26, 2014 at 20:14

    Got to be the Mouse

  • Lucy robinson

    October 26, 2014 at 20:15

    The Gruffalo. x

  • anthony harrington

    October 26, 2014 at 20:21

    deffo The Gruffalo!

  • rena plumridge

    October 26, 2014 at 20:23

    The mouse definitely

  • kristy smith

    October 26, 2014 at 20:24

    MOUSE

  • Kelly glen

    October 26, 2014 at 21:00

    The mouse.

  • fluffypinkmarshmallow

    October 26, 2014 at 21:19

    The Gruffalo

  • Amanda Doyle Hart

    October 26, 2014 at 21:27

    we love the mouse

  • Vikki L Cross

    October 26, 2014 at 21:35

    The Mouse! x

  • Belinda Porter

    October 26, 2014 at 21:41

    the mouse

  • Leigh Marea Boyle

    October 26, 2014 at 21:59

    the mouse in our house x

  • Zoe Goulding

    October 26, 2014 at 22:33

    The gruffalo

  • kayleigh bates

    October 26, 2014 at 22:34

    mouse

  • Kat Lucas

    October 26, 2014 at 22:36

    The little brown mouse

  • Lisa Everaert

    October 26, 2014 at 22:59

    The gruffalo Himself xx

  • Janice Mackin

    October 26, 2014 at 23:18

    The mouse.

  • Lorraine Tinsley

    October 26, 2014 at 23:21

    The Gruffalo's Child is our favourite as well as the mouse

  • Caroline H

    October 26, 2014 at 23:28

    The Gruffalo

  • tracy newton

    October 26, 2014 at 23:51

    The snake

  • Graham Chealehay

    October 27, 2014 at 00:33

    The fox

  • Rachel Heap

    October 27, 2014 at 07:50

    I love the mouse

  • Lynne Collins

    October 27, 2014 at 08:10

    The Gruffalo, my little grand daughter calls her Grandad 'Gruffalo '(very apt by the way)

  • Jennie Jackson Mse

    October 27, 2014 at 09:39

    We love the mouse

  • emma walters

    October 27, 2014 at 10:59

    the cute mouse

  • Lisa Sands

    October 27, 2014 at 11:04

    The gruffalo 🙂 x

  • Julie Speirs

    October 27, 2014 at 11:38

    Has to be the Gruffalo. He is sooo misunderstood.

  • Kim Carberry

    October 27, 2014 at 12:23

    The mouse

  • Tammy Tudor

    October 27, 2014 at 12:37

    The mouse! 🙂

  • Kerry Lethbridge

    October 27, 2014 at 13:51

    The mouse

  • Sarahann

    October 27, 2014 at 13:52

    The mouse

  • Holly Edmundson

    October 27, 2014 at 13:55

    The fox 🙂

  • Alex McGahey

    October 27, 2014 at 13:57

    The Gruffalo himself!

  • Jen Everdecreasingcircles Engl

    October 27, 2014 at 14:30

    It has to be Mouse, brilliant!

  • Cheryll H

    October 27, 2014 at 15:48

    All mine love the mouse 🙂

  • Margaret Dunlop

    October 27, 2014 at 16:00

    the mouse of course!! 🙂

  • suey1969

    October 27, 2014 at 17:51

    I don't have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  • Rob Hughes

    October 27, 2014 at 18:28

    The mouse!

  • jackie Chapman

    October 27, 2014 at 20:24

    The Gruffalo

  • Nicola Cowdell-Murray

    October 27, 2014 at 21:36

    the mouse 🙂

  • Glenn Marvell-James

    October 28, 2014 at 11:20

    Snake

  • Abigail Edkins

    October 28, 2014 at 12:45

    the gruffalo

  • Nicola Reynolds

    October 28, 2014 at 13:26

    The Gruffalo

  • Sarah Archibald

    October 28, 2014 at 13:42

    the gruffalos child!

  • Karen Barrett

    October 28, 2014 at 13:51

    The Gruffalo

  • clairebob23

    October 28, 2014 at 14:09

    Aww the mouse 🙂

  • Chestnut

    October 28, 2014 at 14:09

    The Grufallo!

  • leanne williams

    October 28, 2014 at 16:41

    We love the mouse

  • Tracey Thompson

    October 28, 2014 at 17:07

    love the gruffalo

  • Louise Bennett

    October 28, 2014 at 17:48

    The mouse

  • Marc Chivers

    October 28, 2014 at 19:06

    The mouse

  • Katie Wilson

    October 28, 2014 at 21:46

    The little brown mouse

  • Donna Large

    October 29, 2014 at 08:50

    Mouse

  • jacknutter

    October 29, 2014 at 09:01

    The mouse x

  • James Eyles

    October 29, 2014 at 10:15

    Oh definitely the Mouse, cute and clever… a cool character if ever there was one.

  • Julie Perry

    October 29, 2014 at 11:30

    The Fox 🙂

  • Donna Clinton

    October 29, 2014 at 18:07

    The Mouse

  • Stephanie Whitehouse,

    October 29, 2014 at 19:03

    the mouse

  • Jill Donaldson

    October 29, 2014 at 19:37

    We love the mouse xx

  • Emma Davies

    October 29, 2014 at 20:00

    The gruffalo's child x

  • Olivia Kirby

    October 29, 2014 at 20:10

    Mouse!!

  • Laura Coe

    October 29, 2014 at 20:13

    The mouse

  • Helen Garner

    October 29, 2014 at 20:47

    The Gruffalo

  • Rachael Jones Mann

    October 29, 2014 at 20:50

    the mouse

  • Jo Wakefield

    October 29, 2014 at 20:56

    The mouse here

  • Linds Philpot

    October 29, 2014 at 21:18

    we like the snake 🙂

  • Sarah Stevens

    October 29, 2014 at 21:34

    The mouse

  • M Norton

    October 29, 2014 at 22:37

    its def the Gruffalo here. My son loves looking out for him whenever we go for a walk in the woods 🙂

  • k dunn

    October 29, 2014 at 23:18

    the mouse

  • tarbs

    October 29, 2014 at 23:38

    The mouse

  • Jane Middleton

    October 29, 2014 at 23:41

    The mouse

  • Rebecca Phillips

    October 30, 2014 at 00:11

    mouse

  • Bex Smith

    October 30, 2014 at 00:37

    We love the mouse

  • Christy Beckett

    October 30, 2014 at 08:49

    Love the mouse x

  • Stephanie Dunmore

    October 30, 2014 at 09:31

    The mouse

  • Clare Scanlan

    October 30, 2014 at 09:34

    We love the fox

  • Cheryl Pearson

    October 30, 2014 at 09:41

    The mouse

  • jade

    October 30, 2014 at 09:47

    The mouse

  • amyjbeckett

    October 30, 2014 at 10:40

    We love the mouse

  • Laura Pyper

    October 30, 2014 at 11:16

    The Gruffalo

  • Laura Cooper

    October 30, 2014 at 11:44

    The gruffalo itself.

  • Jessica Newman

    October 30, 2014 at 11:45

    The owl

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    October 30, 2014 at 12:26

    We love the mouse

  • Victoria_CosmeticCravings

    October 30, 2014 at 12:54

    The wee mouse!

  • Keshia Esgate

    October 30, 2014 at 12:56

    The mouse

  • Nicola Lynch

    October 30, 2014 at 13:38

    The Gruffalo. We're forever reading this book. It's fab!

  • Daniella

    October 30, 2014 at 13:55

    the mouse

  • Irene Gilmour

    October 30, 2014 at 14:11

    the snake

  • Stephanie Burchatt

    October 30, 2014 at 15:09

    Has to be the Gruffalo himself

  • Heidi Brown

    October 30, 2014 at 15:44

    The fox!

  • sarah diane rees

    October 30, 2014 at 15:44

    gruffalo

  • Julie B

    October 30, 2014 at 16:37

    the mouse

  • sarahfleck

    October 30, 2014 at 16:47

    The Gruffalo 🙂

  • Sally Rees

    October 30, 2014 at 17:30

    The mouse

  • Pauline Black

    October 30, 2014 at 17:39

    mouse

  • lindsey jones

    October 30, 2014 at 18:42

    The mouse

  • Chris Fletcher

    October 30, 2014 at 18:46

    The mouse!

  • Chloe Jane

    October 30, 2014 at 19:55

    The Mouse

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    October 30, 2014 at 20:20

    The Gruffalo. We love him!

  • Barbara Handley

    October 30, 2014 at 20:33

    My grandchildren like the Gruffalo best.

  • nadia bates

    October 30, 2014 at 20:34

    the mouse

  • Kirsty Partridge

    October 30, 2014 at 20:34

    The Gruffalo

  • vikki douel

    October 30, 2014 at 20:37

    The mouse

  • Barbara Handley

    October 30, 2014 at 20:47

    Commented on Send a cow.

  • Moonlit Sparkle

    October 30, 2014 at 21:01

    The ssssssnake!

  • Ellen Stafford

    October 30, 2014 at 21:05

    The Mouse

  • anthonygerrard

    October 30, 2014 at 21:20

    The owl

  • tracey gwynne

    October 30, 2014 at 21:45

    I love the Gruffalo…hes the main man and makes us smile every time

  • Helena Mann

    October 30, 2014 at 21:45

    The mouse …is our favourite so clever and brave 🙂

  • Angela L Paull

    October 30, 2014 at 21:46

    The fox 🙂

  • Wendy Tolhurst

    October 30, 2014 at 22:30

    The Gruffalo himself 🙂

  • Lani Nash

    October 30, 2014 at 23:40

    The gruffalo

  • Nicola White

    October 30, 2014 at 23:55

    The Mouse

  • Sarah Ballantyne

    October 31, 2014 at 00:07

    We all love the clever little mouse

  • Mel Maisy

    October 31, 2014 at 00:22

    The Fox

  • Kirsten Barthy

    October 31, 2014 at 00:38

    The smart little mouse

  • Happy Homebird

    October 31, 2014 at 01:21

    The owl 🙂
    (sam fernley)

  • Pete Schofield

    October 31, 2014 at 01:39

    Snake

  • sam cornford

    October 31, 2014 at 06:23

    Mouse🐭

  • anne-marie smith

    October 31, 2014 at 08:04

    The mouse

  • Kelly Webb

    October 31, 2014 at 08:05

    The Gruffalo!

  • sarah bourner

    October 31, 2014 at 08:33

    the mouse 🙂

  • Paula Burnside

    October 31, 2014 at 09:11

    The Gruffalo

  • Nicola Holland

    October 31, 2014 at 09:52

    The mouse 🙂

  • Stephanie Campbell

    October 31, 2014 at 10:02

    we like the little mouse

  • Lucy Chester

    October 31, 2014 at 10:51

    The Mouse

  • Michelle Pierce

    October 31, 2014 at 11:49

    the gruffalo

  • Filipa

    October 31, 2014 at 12:02

    The gruffalo

  • sbroadley

    October 31, 2014 at 12:05

    The Gruffalo!!! of course

  • Ali Johnson

    October 31, 2014 at 12:05

    My Grandson loves The Gruffalo

  • Kim Hayton

    October 31, 2014 at 12:07

    The mouse

  • Darren

    October 31, 2014 at 12:23

    The snake is favourite in our house

  • Julie Ward

    October 31, 2014 at 12:24

    The little mouse

  • Diana

    October 31, 2014 at 12:49

    Mouse 🙂

  • HELEN REED

    October 31, 2014 at 12:53

    Mouse 🙂

  • mmightyrara

    October 31, 2014 at 13:07

    The Gruffalo

  • Jane Green

    October 31, 2014 at 15:06

    The mouse

  • Louise Whittaker

    October 31, 2014 at 15:22

    The Gruffalo

  • Caroline Howard

    October 31, 2014 at 16:13

    My son likes the Owl

  • Lee Hardy

    October 31, 2014 at 17:10

    The mouse

  • Kim Newsome

    October 31, 2014 at 18:01

    The little brown mouse

  • chumbelina

    October 31, 2014 at 19:20

    My little grand-daughter really loves the Gruffalo

  • lindsey bray

    October 31, 2014 at 19:35

    The gruffalo

  • Gemma Chantler

    October 31, 2014 at 19:36

    My daughter loves the gruffalo, but I like the little mouse!!

  • Stacey Melia

    October 31, 2014 at 19:41

    The fox 🙂

  • Louise Fairweather

    October 31, 2014 at 21:16

    The fox is little man's favourite

  • Teresa Sheldon

    October 31, 2014 at 21:18

    The Gruffalo

  • Terri d

    October 31, 2014 at 21:45

    The gruffalo

  • Laura Davies

    October 31, 2014 at 21:51

    got to be the mouse!

  • Samantha Fenn

    October 31, 2014 at 21:53

    The Snake

  • Tracey Quinn

    October 31, 2014 at 22:24

    The Gruffalo

  • Pauline Burroughs

    October 31, 2014 at 22:30

    The Gruffalo

  • Denielle Nicol

    October 31, 2014 at 23:09

    Mouse

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