The 5 in 1 card game available from Amazon and other stockists.
Priced at £12.99
What better gift to give at Christmas than a game that the whole family can get involved with! I generally do not get the time to sit down and play board games or card games as much as I would like but now as Liv is older she can be trusted not to damage anything!
When I excitedly opened a box containing several wonderful games Dobble stood out immediately. With minimal cardboard packaging that can easily be recycled the game itself is contained in a cute, colourful tin which I found to be highly portable.
Dobble features 5 mini games in 1 and requiries players to play at speed. Dobble is suitable for 2-8 players ranging from ages 6 years upwards. Liv and I played with some friends and had immense fun! Luckily instructions are included detailing how to play The Towering Inferno, The Well, The Hot Potato, Gotta Catch Them All and The Poisoned Gift, all very easy mini games to play once you are aware of the rules and also highly addictive!
Our favourite was The Towering Inferno, so we decided to play this particular mini game several times and really did get the hang of it quite quickly. Get several competitive girls together and there will always be lots of laughter and a little bit of cheating! If you do have a favourite mini game Dobble gives you the freedom to play that repeatedly and this flexibility is one of the reasons I really like this card game – all the mini games require speed, agility and observation – although Liv could not really keep up with the speed of the game she was more than happy to hold her cards which are extremely colouful, each featuring 8 symbols per card. We quickly found that eating popcorn whilst playing the mini games was not easy, especially as you need to shout out during some mini games when you match identical symbols. So my advice would be to keep all food and drink clear of the playing area!
We found Dobble really enjoyable and I really can see the educational benefits for children so will definitely look forward to playing this with Liv as she gets older.
Priced at a very reasonable £12.99 and available from many stockists including Amazon, Dobble will certainly make a perfect stocking filler for Christmas 2011 and will ensure you have a fun-filled, Festive period!