Dobble is an award winning card game from Esdevium games, or I should say it is five games as it is 5 in 1! I first saw Dobble at the Evolution Christmas in July event at the start of the month, and I loved how small and compact it is compared to most games. To fit 5 games into a hand-sized tin is brilliant and I can see this coming in really handy when travelling and needing something to entertain the kids while away.
I was really keen to try this out with Mr Z. Although it is labelled 6+, I felt quite confident that he would be okay with it at 5 years old, and he was. He managed to grasp the idea quite quickly. All 5 versions of the game involve spotting the matching pictures on the cards as fast as you can and naming the matching picture out loud – then either taking the card of getting rid of the card depending on the version you are playing. For the moment we stuck to the towering inferno game play which is one of the more simple versions, where you want to collect the most cards.
Mr Z and I both really enjoyed playing this. It really sharpens up your powers of quick observation and it can be quite addictive – he keeps asking to play it again and again! It is one of those simple yet brilliant concepts which just works really well.
There is quite a good variety in the pictures and symbols on the cards, which is great with younger players as it helps to expand their vocabulary. The size of each pictures varies from card to card so it is not as easy as it may sound!
Have a look if you can spot the matching pictures among these cards!
I really like that this is a game which can be enjoyed by both adults and children. You can have up to 8 players, so as the other kids get older then it is something that we would all join in and play together as a family.
You can also now play Dobble on your phone as there is an app version available from the Apple App Store, which I will definitely be having a look out for!
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