Like most kids, my son loves playing board games but it’s something we very often don’t think to do. So, when I was asked if I would like to become a member of the Blogger Board Game Club (click the badge in my sidebar for more info) I jumped at the chance. Each month I will be sent a new board game to test out and give my honest review of on the blog, giving us that much need push to get playing together.

First up is a game I’ve often seen but never played, Dobble.

Dobble: A great card game for all the family

Dobble is a really simple card game that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It’s labeled as being suitable for 6+ but I would say younger children would be able to take part too, as long as they can put a name to the symbols/pictures on the cards you’re good to go. The compact tin contains 55 cards, all with 8 different symbols of varying sizes. Each card is completely different and will have only one symbol in common with any other card in the pack. The whole object of the game is to be the first to find that matching symbol, either between your card and the one in the middle, or between yours and an opponent’s, depending upon which mini game you’re playing. It’s as simple as that.

Dobble: a great card game for all the family

Within the tin is a small instruction leaflet describing the 5 different mini-games you can play. They are:

  1. The towering inferno
  2. The well
  3. The hot potato
  4. Gotta catch them all
  5. The poisoned gift

Each game is really simple to understand and only takes about 5 minutes to play. You can choose to keep playing the same game or you can do a tournament. This is where you play each mini-game in succession and use the special points scoring system (described in the booklet) to determine the overall winner. Some games give you points for every card plus a bonus for coming first, other games incur minus points for lost rounds or for coming last. My son found this hilarious and it makes the scoring more interesting. You can see our scores below:

Dobble: a great card game for all the family

The fact this game comes in it’s own handy tin (no cardboard that easily rips) makes it ideal for taking with you on holiday or days out. We always take Uno with us on holiday and it’s a firm family favourite, but this year I have a feeling Dobble will be the game of the holiday. The fact the games are so short also makes it ideal for when you’re eating out and need to entertain the kids while you’re waiting for the food to arrive. I will definitely be popping this in my handbag from now on.

Dobble: a great card game for all the family

M has already discovered that you can get different versions of Dobble, some of which are more suitable for younger kids, and has already added the Star Wars version to his Christmas list.

Not only is Dobble great fun, and more than a little addictive, but it’s also a fast paced game that will help improve kids (and adults) observation skills and reaction times. When I asked M if he would recommend this game to his friends he said definitely, and I would too.

Please note I was sent this game free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links, this will make no difference to the price you pay but may earn me a small commission in accordance with my disclosure policy.

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8 thoughts on “Dobble: A Great Card Game For All The Family

  1. We love this game….It is one of those which is great for all ages. It looks like you have been having a lot of fun with it x #bestandworst
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    Posted on 19 July, 2017 at 11:07 am
  2. We have this game. Its brilliant. So nice to have a game where the adults are almost equally matched to the kids. We all enjoy it. #FamilyFunLinky
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    Posted on 20 July, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  3. I’ve never heard of this but it looks like so much for the whole family – I’m off to hound this down for the summer (Lord knows we’re going to need it!). Thanks so much for linking up to #coolmumclub and enjoy/survive the summer xoxo
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    Posted on 20 July, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  4. Love playing cards and not seen this one so good to hear about it. Have played Uno and that is loads of fun

    Posted on 20 July, 2017 at 11:08 pm
  5. I was a bit like dobble that sounds interesting but on seeing it I have played it before and agree it’s great! I’ll look forward to more games from you over the coming months 😀 ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬
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    Posted on 22 July, 2017 at 9:02 am
  6. Looks like fun for the whole family to enjoy #bestandworst
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    Posted on 22 July, 2017 at 10:33 pm
  7. I saw this game for the first time the other day and wondered if it would be any good. It was one of those ‘I’ve got a screaming child moments’ so I glanced at it but never took the time to read it! Sounds like a good one to take on our road trip x
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    Posted on 23 July, 2017 at 8:03 pm
  8. I’m not an organised game fan but this does sound like fun! #bestandworst
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