Gruffalo games mobile app and giveaway

One of the world’s most loved children’s characters is venturing out of his cave and onto our screens once again with the launch of the first ever Gruffalo: Games mobile app.


Just in time for the new school term, children will be able to test The Gruffalo’s quick-thinking and super smart moves in a series of simple but classic games, helping complement the key skills they’ll soon be learning at pre- and primary school.

The Gruffalo: Games app has been launched today by Oscar-nominated entertainment company, Magic Light Pictures, and is based on the much-loved picture book, The Gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

The games are based on traditional and well-known children’s games that everyone will be familiar with, including snap, three-in-a-row, matching and jigsaws – but each with a monstrous twist!

In two of the games, 3 In A Row and Snap, children are able to play against The Gruffalo himself, who, despite his terrible tusks and terrible claws, is surprisingly good at card games. Children will find plenty of challenge trying to beat him!

The beautifully designed and illustrated app is aimed at 3-7 year olds and features six games set to music from the films. Gruffalo: Games captures the essence of the stories by featuring both The Gruffalo and other popular characters from the book, including Mouse, Owl, Fox and Snake.


The enduringly popular children’s character comes to life in this new mobile app which has been designed to entertain children and engage them with the real world, as well as The Gruffalo character.

The Gruffalo:Games follows in the footsteps of the highly successful Room on the Broom app which was launched by Magic Light Pictures in October 2013.

Martin Pope, co-founder of Magic Light Pictures, said: “It seemed a great time to launch the Gruffalo: Games this year as it coincided with The Gruffalo’s 15th anniversary celebrations which have been taking place across the country this year.

Gruffalo Games Mobile App

“The games are fun, challenging and encourage imagination and we’re thrilled that The Gruffalo’s many fans will be able to enjoy them as much as we do!

“It’s been a pleasure and honour to work with Julia’s wonderful rhymes and Axel’s amazing illustrations, and we’ve worked closely with them to ensure we stay true to their characters.”

Magic Light Pictures developed the app with Stormcloud Games, who they had previously worked with on Room on the Broom: Games released late last year.

The Gruffalo: Games iOS app is available to download priced 2.99.

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    1. Mummy Fever September 17, 2014 / 8:53 am

      The gruffalo really captures the children’s imaginations – we recently went on a gruffalo trail in Delamere Forest.

    2. Lucy September 17, 2014 / 9:30 am

      Its such a classic story that is always read again and again that nobody ever gets bored of

    3. Jennifer Potter September 17, 2014 / 9:40 am

      I love the Gruffalo as the character are great fun and have really good stories x

    4. iain maciver September 17, 2014 / 11:08 am

      he is like myself

    5. Louise Lumsden September 17, 2014 / 12:03 pm

      because it’s so cute, funny & clever

    6. vicki hennie September 17, 2014 / 12:15 pm

      My 4 year old son loves the Gruffalo as he makes him laugh

    7. Simon Keeping September 17, 2014 / 12:42 pm

      My 2 year old daughter loves the gruffalo book, so much so that she has eaten a couple of pages so I need to replace it !!!!

    8. Michelle Banks September 17, 2014 / 1:50 pm

      my grandaughter loves the gruffalo x we bought a cuddly one from our forest holiday this year x

    9. Tracy Nixon September 17, 2014 / 2:32 pm

      He is so cute and love his teeth and feet!

    10. Claudia Dance September 17, 2014 / 3:43 pm

      Because it’s fun for adults to read….always a bonus!

    11. Grant September 17, 2014 / 4:46 pm

      He’s got a poisonous wart on the end of his nose. I had one on my bum. I could sympathise with him.

    12. Linda asekokhai September 17, 2014 / 5:29 pm

      Classic child’s story

    13. Bobbie Minthull September 17, 2014 / 5:48 pm

      Because he is so cute

    14. jackie chapman September 17, 2014 / 6:44 pm

      He is so cute and loveable <3

    15. Jeannette @autismmumma September 17, 2014 / 6:57 pm

      The Gruffalo is a wonderful capture of imagination, with a soft side too.
      We’ve been sent a code for this app, it’s brilliant.

    16. Lynsey Buchanan September 17, 2014 / 7:00 pm

      Its fun to read aloud

    17. karen cowley September 17, 2014 / 7:19 pm

      Its just a fun story, my nephew loves its, easy to read xx

    18. Jo welsh September 17, 2014 / 8:05 pm

      Because its a classic book that my girls both love and I love the way it is written

    19. melanie stirling September 17, 2014 / 8:26 pm

      The children always enjoy having The Gruffalo read to them and it’s fun to read too.

    20. bex smith September 17, 2014 / 10:31 pm

      Because it is such a fab story that really keeps childrens attention

    21. Angela McDonald September 18, 2014 / 3:30 am

      As it’s such an imaginative story for both boys and girls 🙂

    22. kim neville September 18, 2014 / 4:29 am

      My son finds him funny and loves reading his books

    23. JAMES WRIGHT September 18, 2014 / 2:21 pm

      great stories for the kids

    24. Jessica September 19, 2014 / 8:45 am

      Love the gruffalo my daughter knows it off by heart <3 thanks for the chance to win

    25. Andrea Fletcher September 19, 2014 / 4:43 pm

      He is so cute and funny.

    26. leanne monaghan September 19, 2014 / 7:10 pm

      its such a Fantastic bed time story my 4 Love it

    27. Tracey F September 20, 2014 / 11:39 am

      We love him because he has a kind heart even though he’s a monster.
      The Gruffalo have been on repeat in our house for ages now, he seems like part of the family!

    28. Karen Reekie September 20, 2014 / 4:04 pm

      I am not sure who would like this more, the kids or me! I love the Gruffalo as much as they do! 🙂

    29. Janet Bennett September 20, 2014 / 4:50 pm

      fun character, whose lovable and kids react with him

    30. katie skeoch September 20, 2014 / 6:03 pm

      He’s a great character, he appears scary but the kids love him

    31. Andrea Stiffe September 20, 2014 / 7:03 pm

      The gruffalo is a fantastic book, for children of all ages, it is imaginative and different

    32. Kim Styles September 21, 2014 / 9:58 am

      I love the Gruffalo becuase when I have to read it over and over to my son – I still enjoy it each time!!

    33. samantha price September 21, 2014 / 4:41 pm

      despit his ugliyness underneath he is a gentle bear

    34. Rebecca Evans September 21, 2014 / 7:46 pm

      What’s not to love about Gruffalo?! I wish he had been around in my childhood. My son adores the story and we read it over and over! And I am happy to read it over and over! It just rolls off the tongue. we know it by heart…well almost! He is simply a brilliant character brought to life – I hope he stays with generations going forward… I don’t believe he is just for children as I find myself enthralled with him and more recently Gruffalo’s Child… There you have it… I think I may be his (grown up) no.1 fan! 🙂

    35. Susan Hoggett September 21, 2014 / 10:42 pm

      The Gruffalo

    36. Laura September 22, 2014 / 1:03 am

      It’s such a fun and simple story with beautiful illustrations – love it
      Fingers crossed

      Laura x

    37. Zoe Bryan September 22, 2014 / 10:56 am

      its a fun story that captures kids imaginations

    38. Robby Price September 22, 2014 / 11:50 am

      He makes me laugh

    39. LEE HARDY September 22, 2014 / 2:33 pm

      I loved reading this to my little girl as the mouse is brilliant. Classic story telling.

    40. michaela atkins September 22, 2014 / 8:31 pm

      everybody loves the gruffalo

    41. Heather Tinkler September 22, 2014 / 8:48 pm

      He looks cuddly 🙂 the kids love it

    42. Angela Paull September 22, 2014 / 8:55 pm

      It’s the purple prickles all over his back 🙂

    43. Irene GILMOUR September 23, 2014 / 8:08 am

      he makes kids laugh

    44. Diana Socha September 23, 2014 / 9:30 am

      my son loves gruffalo. he is like myself 😉

    45. jessica newman September 23, 2014 / 9:32 am

      its a great story and my son loves it

    46. donna jones September 23, 2014 / 10:05 am

      my granddaughter would love this

    47. Chris Fletcher September 23, 2014 / 1:08 pm

      Its such an imaginative tale that really captures the imagination of young children – its very popular in our house!

    48. Rebecca Powell September 23, 2014 / 7:17 pm

      I love the Gruffalo – its my favourite story book for kids

    49. kayleigh Bates September 23, 2014 / 8:05 pm

      My daughter is besotted with him, thats enough for me 🙂

    50. olivia Kirby September 23, 2014 / 8:35 pm

      It’s a lovely, magical story!

    51. Pauline Burroughs September 23, 2014 / 8:40 pm

      He’s just so cuddly x

    52. Nicola Holland September 23, 2014 / 8:58 pm

      However could the Gruffalo be scarey 🙂

    53. MANDY DOHERTY September 23, 2014 / 9:33 pm

      My grandson and me love Gruffalo

    54. Natalie Crossan September 24, 2014 / 12:05 am

      he has gorgeous teeth hehe x

    55. Suzie Heard September 24, 2014 / 1:10 am

      Because he always speaks the truth

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