As entertaining for adults as for children.
Review by Emily Hirschmann
With the Easter holidays looming all parents will be mulling that dread question – how to keep the kids entertained? Long journeys usually represent their own special kind of hell and rainy days at home a variation on a theme, so portable games that involve more than one child can be an absolute blessing. Allow me, if you will, to introduce Dobble.
It’s not very often that you find a simple, affordable game for younger children (this one is aimed at aged 6+), that can turn grown adults into seething masses of pent-up frustration... At least, it’s not that often in games that don’t have sound effects. But oh, Dobble does this in spades. In a good way, I might add.
Simply put, this is a ‘visual perception card game,’ rather like snap, but with mirror-images, varied sizes and a vast array of icons, all designed to baffle the senses and thwart the mind. The pack consists of 55 cards, a tin to hold them in and the instructions for five mini-games and is guaranteed to become raucous in moments. Portable, truly family-friendly (although competitive parents might be better off playing each other, rather than the kids) and a great deal of fun, Dobble has one of the best bang/buck ratios I’ve come across for a long while.
Uncomplicated entertainment which will keep kids focused for hours... And offers a unique dinner party experience when mixed with a bottle of wine! Dobble, it’s doubly good fun.
Dobble is £12.99 and available from Waterstones book shops nationwide.