|Monopoly how it used to be!|
Dobble is a game of speed, observation and reflexes. There are 5 ways to play, each game having different rules. Each card contains a series of images and the idea of the game is to spot matching images on other cards. The images are different sizes and on different places on the cards so it isn't as easy as you'd think!
There are 55 different cards which all have an image in common with every other card in the deck. The circular cards are sturdy and tidy away into the circular tin. We played Towering Inferno which involved trying to match your card with the central playing card. First person to call a match takes the card from the central pile to build their own tower or pile of cards. The player with the biggest tower wins. It was fast, furious and you had to be really observant to spot the matching images and symbols before the other players.
|The Dobble Champion|
|Grabbing the totem.|
You also need a steady hand...dropping the totem carries a penalty! This game is a lot of laughs as players go to grab the totem at the same time or mistakenly grab when the cards don't match. Kizzy ended up launching the totem off the table in her haste to grab it!
Jungle Speed sells for £14.99 on Amazon.co.uk.
We spent a good hour or so playing these two fun, family card games. I really liked the fact that they were both straight forward and not overly complicated, yet were still challenging and fun. It is nice to play a game where 8 year old Kizzy can play alongside her 15 year old sister and myself.
I can see both games being used a lot over the holidays and beyond. They make a nice change to playing regular card games and are much quicker and less fussy than board games. They are definitely a hit with us!!
*Esdevium Games has a Take Me Out game coming soon...so keep your eyes peeled for that...if you are a no likey, no lighty fan!!*