Dobble by Esdevium Games.
As a family we love playing all sorts of games, whether they are board games, card games, or of course video games for the boys. We are also all very competitive in a fun way. We have tried all sorts of games before, and I didn’t think there was much out there that was different from what we had tried before, until Esdevium Games contacted me.
They sent us some new games to try, and I will tell you about the others in another post, but for now I want to tell you about our favourite game that they sent us, the Dobble card game.
The game comes in a cute tin, which will come in very handy when we go on our staycations (our fourth is booked for next month!) around the UK, as all you need is the tin of cards. Very portable, and handy for popping in your handbag for days out, or events where you desperately need something to keep them amused.
When Dobble first arrived and I read on the packaging that it was a game where you need to match the pictures/symbols on cards, I though it sounded very easy and dare I say it a little bit boring. The basic explanation of Dobble is that there are 55 cards, 8 symbols on each, only one symbol ever matches between two cards and you can have 2 to 8 players.
It was surprisingly more difficult than I first imagined and thankfully a lot more fun than I thought. In theory matching pictures should be easy, but when you are racing against your opponents (family ties don’t exist during games in our house) and are more time limited it becomes harder.
Also the pictures are a different size from each other, which make more of a difference than you might imagine! There are also five different ways to play Dobble, which helps to keep it interesting.
Our version of Dobble is for ages 6+ but you can get a younger Dobble Kids version for smaller children. The Dobble game is such a simple idea, but we all loved it and it will definitely be travelling around with us in future.
The people at Esdevium Games have kindly offered a Dobble game as a prize for one lucky reader, and if you fancy having a go at winning use the rafflecopter below. If you fancy finding out more about the range of games that Esdevium makes, and how and where to buy them (Amazon link below) you should pop to the Esdevium website.
*I was sent the Dobble game for the purpose of this review, but as always all opinions and thoughts are my own*
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