With Finding Dory now out in cinemas there’s plenty of merchandise floating around to keep the kids enthralled and entertainment by the loveable cute short termed memory fish. One of the fab pieces available is the great Finding Dory Dobble card game by Asmodee. If you’ve played the original Dobble game then you’ll know how fun and fasted paced it can be. This version is aimed at the younger generation and is perfect to get the kids brain’s ticking and the senses firmly on acute concentration mode.
Finding Dory Dobble is a game of speed, observation and reflexes. Something a lot of kids seem to be really good at, especially observation! It’s a fun filled race to find the one matching image between one card and another. The images may be different sizes and placed on any part of the card, making them difficult to spot thus heightening the tension of who will win first. Every card is unique and has only one picture in common with every other card in the deck. Sometimes you’re staring for ages and think they’ve got one wrong but there definitely is an image shared with every card. It works on some sort of algorithm which my brain is too dumb to figure out! There’s 30 cards in the game which feature 6 images from the Finding Dory movie and like the original Dobble, the Finding Dory version offers 5 mini games which are quick and simple for children from 4+ to play with adults or friends. Each game should last around 10 minutes and can be played by 2-5 players at a time.
The game comes in minimal packaging of a small cardboard box with easy open plastic cover. Inside is the game itself contained in a cute Finding Dory tin complete with Nemo by her side. This tin can fit in the palm of your hand and is perfect to keep all the cards and instructions in. It’s especially great for travelling and can be played in the smallest of spaces, from the car to an aeroplane. I’ve taken the original Dobble travelling with us quite a few times in the UK and abroad as it’s perfect to keep Logan occupied especially whilst waiting in airport lounges. The Finding Dory version came with us recently when we travelled to Spain and was perfect when Logan required some down time from all the holiday buzz.
As mentioned there's 5 mini games to play and all are very simple and easy for a young child to grasp. The first is The Rapids. You basically set out 4 cards face up for your child, 6 cards face up for the adult and one card face up in the middle. The player to identify the matching picture for each of their cards, shout it out and turn their cards face down first is the winner. The second game called The Coral Reef is very similar but instead of putting your cards face down you have to shout out the matching picture to the card in the middle then place your card on top. Winner is the person who places all their cards in the middle first. The third game is The Waterfall. One card is placed face down in front of each player and the rest are face up in the middle. The winner is basically the person who claims most cards from the middle by matching and shouting out the picture match first. Game four is the revers of game three and is called The Water Vortex. The last mini game is called The Hermit Crab. Each player gets a card face down and the rest are piled face up in the middle. On the word "Go" players must turn over their card and try to match it with another players cards. The winner is the player with the least cards when the middle pile is empty.
So what did Logan and I think? We basically loved it. Although Logan’s 6 and can play the original Dobble this Finding Dory version gave him more of a chance of winning and spotting the symbols himself which boosted his confidence a lot. It kept us entertained for a good 30 minutes trying out all of the different mini games and because there’s 5 you can do a best out of 5 wins overall which is quite good. The only thing he grumbled at is he hasn’t seen the Finding Dory movie yet, I know bad Mummy, so he was a bit stuck for names but the instructions with the game do tell you the names so wasn’t that bad.
You can purchase Finding Dory Dobble directly from Amazon (RRP £12.99) or you could try your luck to win one of these fab Dobble games in my giveaway!!
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