Last year we were introduced to Dobble original by a friend of mine and I couldn’t believe how easy it is to learn. It’s a bit like a combination of snap, memory and something different entirely. All it consists of is a round tin with circle cards inside. You can play with as many players as you like, or a minimum of two. You turn the top two cards over and study the pictures. Each card has the same images on in variations of size, you simply need to find the matching pair. You will have some rounds where you don’t believe there can be one (there always is) and others where it is glaringly obvious. Every card is unique and has only one picture in common with every other card in the deck. The first player to shout the pair wins the cards. You continue until all the cards are won, and then the player with the most cards wins – simple!
For example, in this picture it’s the blue bird, which is quite obvious, but sometimes it’s the tiny bat and big bat which can be hard to spot. You automatically group colours in your mind so if it’s not in that colour group it makes it harder.
It’s something that anyone can play and it requires no set up, equipment or instructions. It’s easy to say yes to. We’ve been sent the latest edition from Asmodee, Dobble animals to play together, and we’ve had great fun exploring the new pictures and playing in the classic way. There are also five mini games as well as the quick play: Fill the well, the towering inferno, hot potato, catch them all and The Poisoned Gift. The recommended age is 6 plus, but a bright 4 year old could join in. My 8 year old son has been known to beat me, ha ha!
Can you see which one is a match in this example? Answers in the comments below and I’ll tell you if you’re right.
Have you ever played Dobble? You can get Dobble animals or Dobble original via the links below:
Disclosure: we were gifted the game for this post as part of the blogger board game club. All opinions my own
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