As part of its evolution into a portal celebrating social board gaming culture, Board Game Club has partnered with Esdevium Games to launch Blogger Board Game Club and I am delighted to be part of it! Each month we get to bring you a board game review from an extensive catalogue of games starting with Dobble!
Personally I love games that come in tins! I don’t know if its the shabby chic lover in me or the fact that with over 20 years of boxed games being trashed and pieces lost that I just adore the fact that a tin is made to last!
Dobble is a game of speed, observation and reflexes. The aim of the game is to find the matching image on two cards, with 55 circular cards, each decorated with eight different symbols varying in size and orientation and more than 50 symbols in total, gameplay is never dull.
It is aimed at players age 3+ but Amelia did struggle a little as everyone else is just too fast so we had to not play the game so fast which kind of defeated the object. When playing without Amelia though it was very fast paced and you really do need to be quick to spot the symbols and pictures. In a panic we were even making up names for the shapes, Dobble (funny hand shape man thing), Canadian Maple Leaf (red Mexican leaf) and paint splats (snot marks!) were just a few randoms in the hurry to win the cards first.
The games are quick and easy to play which is great when playing with children. There are 5 mini games: Fill the Well, The Towering Inferno, Hot Potato, Catch them all & The Poisoned Gift – the girls preferred Catch them all as it made it a little easier if it was less one on one and everyone was looking at all the cards.
Overall we would highly recommend this for either a travel game to keep little ones occupied or a quick game or two on a night before settling down.
RRP: £12.99 and available from all good toy stockists.
We are part of the Blogger Board Game Club and were sent Dobble as our first game to review. All views and opinons are our own and genuine.