31 May 2015

Review & Giveaway: Dobble - the fast paced card game!


Nowadays everywhere you look kids have their heads in some kind of tech gadget and my son is no different. He loves a gadget of any sort and to be honest they've helped him develop with his autism but he also loves good old board games and card games, and it's nice to get him away from the technology for a while too so when I was asked if Logan would like to try out some funky new card games I happily agreed. We were sent Dobble and Jungle Speed Safari but I'll concentrate on Dobble in this review.


So what is Dobble? Well it's a fast paced fun packed card game with 55 cards which have over 50 different symbols with 8 symbols per card but always only one symbol is shared between any two cards which makes for some fun fast mini games. You can have between 2-8 players and play 5 different mini games which last around 15 minutes each. This version of Dobble is designed for ages 6+ (and adults of course) but there is a children's version for the younger ones in the household. It's all about speed, observation and reflexes to find the matching symbol before your opponent.

Dobble comes simply packaged in a little cardboard box with an easy pop open plastic cover. Inside is the Dobble game with 55 cards and circle shaped instructions securely contained within a handy tin tub. The tin tub is fab, keeps everything tidy and would be perfect for taking on holiday or when travelling. It also means you don't have to keep the box, which can be recycled instead.


As I mentioned there's 5 different mini games to choose from to play however no matter the game, you always need to be the fastest to spot the identical symbol between two cards, shout it out loud and then take the card, place it or discard it depending on the rules of the mini game you're playing. Since it was usually myself and Logan (who's 5) playing Dobble (as Daddy had to hold Harlow) we stuck to the two simplest of the mini games to give Logan a chance of winning. The first one we tried was The Towering Inferno. Each player gets a card face down to start and the rest of the cards go in the middle face up. You then turn your card over and try to match the symbol of the card in the middle with your card, shout out the name of the matching symbol, then take the card to add to your pile. This continues and when the cards in the middle are all gone, the winner is the person who has the most cards in their pile. It's easy and simple to do.

The second easiest mini game is called The Well which is basically The Towering Inferno but in reverse. So the cards are dealt out to each player this time face down with one card face up in the middle. Then it's the person who can match the symbols and place their cards in the middle first with no cards left who's the winner. Another easy game but very effective. The other 3 mini games had a bit more to them so we've not attempted them yet. We might try them when we have more players involved i.e. grandparents.


So what did Logan and I think? Well we loved it and we've played Dobble every day since receiving the game to review. It's easy to take out and set up but also easy to put away, plus it's a fun enjoyable game to play with your kids and one that's easy to understand and get in to. Sometimes I find children's games a bit over complicated but this one is great. It's a perfect travel game too and we'll definitely be taking this with us when we go on holiday.

You can purchase Dobble directly from Argos (RRP £12.99) and it's even down to £9.99 at the moment so saving a few pennies. Or you could try your luck to win one of these fab Dobble games in my giveaway!!

To be in with a chance of winning simply enter via the rafflecopter widget below.




I was sent a copy of Dobble in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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65 comments on "Review & Giveaway: Dobble - the fast paced card game!"

Tracy K Nixon on 31 May 2015 at 20:31 said...

Pigs Go Pop at the moment!

Kim Neville on 31 May 2015 at 20:58 said...

Memory game. My son is so good at it and loves competing against us

mummy24 on 31 May 2015 at 21:03 said...

Cluedo!

Ashleigh

laura banks on 31 May 2015 at 21:06 said...

the logo game

maci234 on 31 May 2015 at 21:41 said...

monopoly

Katy Killen on 31 May 2015 at 22:03 said...

Jenga- It's great because my three year old can join in without feeling she needs to much assistance which frustrates her when we play more complicated games

Natalie Crossan on 31 May 2015 at 23:44 said...

Monopoly x

headsy12 on 1 June 2015 at 15:57 said...

we used to play snap but it ended up being more like a hand slapping game.

Aaron Broad on 2 June 2015 at 15:34 said...

Monopoly is our favourite at the moment

Leanne Bell on 2 June 2015 at 23:41 said...

I love playing articulate with the family.

hybrid gamerz on 4 June 2015 at 06:29 said...

Monopoly it is a great game that we can all play

Charlie Chub on 4 June 2015 at 16:11 said...

Hungry hippos! x

Leanne Lunn on 4 June 2015 at 23:32 said...

Ludo

clairew137 on 7 June 2015 at 10:55 said...

Monolopy Empire

clairew137 on 7 June 2015 at 10:55 said...

Monolopy Empire

Richard Tyler on 13 June 2015 at 12:39 said...

Guess Who!

christine shelley said...

Cluedo is our kids favourite



Amy Lambert on 13 June 2015 at 17:07 said...

classic monopoly is always our favourite

Zoe G on 13 June 2015 at 17:24 said...

Scrabble

Sarah on 13 June 2015 at 17:57 said...

Monopoly is our fav

Victoria on 13 June 2015 at 19:52 said...

Guess Who!

Jo m Welsh on 13 June 2015 at 20:20 said...

Frozen monopoly for kids

fozia Akhtar on 13 June 2015 at 20:46 said...

Monopoly

anthony harrington on 13 June 2015 at 20:54 said...

Happy Families card game

leigh boyle on 13 June 2015 at 21:34 said...

atm while its nice where getting as much time as we can in the garden so probs who can jump the highest on the trampoline x

dorsetsgem on 13 June 2015 at 23:20 said...

does twister count? my boys love that, and monopoly

weir shane on 14 June 2015 at 08:14 said...

Monopoly x -- LEANNE W

LESLEY BRADLEY on 14 June 2015 at 09:09 said...

It's chess at the moment!

Tammy Tudor on 14 June 2015 at 10:20 said...

we all love monopoly

pauline hill said...

Ludo

Justine Meyer on 14 June 2015 at 13:21 said...

we are enjoying cluedo at the minute x

rugmaker on 14 June 2015 at 15:10 said...

Trivial Pursuit

bloomers on 14 June 2015 at 22:32 said...

We love Despicable Me Monopoly

kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

Michelle Banks on 15 June 2015 at 13:43 said...

we love the logo game x

kasza on 15 June 2015 at 14:35 said...

We love Articulate!

Sarah Lee on 17 June 2015 at 18:05 said...

Harry Potter Scene it

Christine Caple on 20 June 2015 at 12:40 said...

The Logo game

jen jackson on 24 June 2015 at 19:27 said...

trivial pursuit

Charlotte Qualter on 24 June 2015 at 19:57 said...

our family favs are kerplunk and operation x.

Angie Hoggett on 25 June 2015 at 08:29 said...

mouse trap

emily13 on 25 June 2015 at 12:29 said...

Junior trivial pursuit

Katie Witherington on 25 June 2015 at 21:47 said...

go for broke

Sarah Fleck on 26 June 2015 at 00:07 said...

monopoly

Dessallara on 26 June 2015 at 10:10 said...

Scrabble :)

Kelly Hooper said...

guess who

Emma Whittaker on 26 June 2015 at 13:18 said...

G9ld old Snakes and Ladders for us :-)

jade on 26 June 2015 at 13:21 said...

Monopoly
Jade H

Helen Allan on 26 June 2015 at 20:06 said...

Carcassonne.

Patricia Avery on 26 June 2015 at 20:14 said...

With the grandchildren at the moment it is Connect 4 :)

sheridarby on 26 June 2015 at 21:24 said...

We love Monopoly

Hannah Igoe on 26 June 2015 at 21:59 said...

happy families

WeeWillieWilkie on 26 June 2015 at 22:18 said...

Snakes & Ladders

Jane Middleton on 26 June 2015 at 22:40 said...

Wordsearch

lucyrobinson on 26 June 2015 at 22:47 said...

We love matching pairs. x

joanna_kow on 27 June 2015 at 00:00 said...

Monopoly

Kristy Brown on 27 June 2015 at 00:15 said...

Disney Trivial Pursuit

Rebecca Lis on 27 June 2015 at 07:25 said...

Monopoly

snarepuss on 27 June 2015 at 07:28 said...

uno :)

Barbara Handley on 27 June 2015 at 14:02 said...

The Logo game

Susan B said...

The game that all three generations can enjoy together is Snakes and Ladders.

Victoria Prince on 27 June 2015 at 19:00 said...

Ludo!

Isis1981uk on 27 June 2015 at 20:37 said...

We like the Three Little Pigs game by Orchard Games

Claire Ward on 27 June 2015 at 21:41 said...

Guess who

Janice Mackin on 27 June 2015 at 23:13 said...

Pizza, Pizza by Orchard Toys.

George Worboys Wright on 27 June 2015 at 23:52 said...

Monopoly but the card game version! :)

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