Not every game we play has to have a theme, which is good as Dobble doesnt have one really, or a back story, its just a simple fun game to play.
Lets crack it open and take a look.......
The size and positioning of the symbols can vary on each card adding to the challenge. As the game is based on reactions and visual perception, rather than knowledge or strategy, there is no advantage for adults over children, making it the perfect family game. You just call out what matches between your card and the objective one. Its such an easy game to teach its ideal to play with the family, and also due to its simplicity and speed of play a great adult party game. Things can get noisy with people calling out what they think matches, but it adds to the chaotic fun that can happen.
There are five mini-games in which all players play at the same time. You can play the mini-games in a specific order, randomly, or you can keep playing the same one over and over, they do not take long to complete, and are fast but fun and do not outstay their welcome. By having a variety of mini games all explained simply it provides a long life for the game.
The idea of the game is to be the fastest to spot the identical symbol between two cards, name it out loud and then take the card, place it or discard it depending on the rules of the mini-game that you have chosen.
Its really fun! i liked Dobble, but I like the timer and these new games even more. It makes it really hard but fun to try and get a higher score. I also dont lose if i get stuck like when i play with dad. I think its fun for everyone, its easy to play so all people even old people will like it!
I think Olivia has nailed it here, its fun for EVERYONE, its easy to play, and the timer addition makes it even more of a challenge, or just lets you practice, plus the benefits in recognition and matching keeping your brain sharp too. Fun.. and beneficial.... yes. Well worth a play. But what if you already own Dobble? well its still worth a go, as you for new ways to play, the timer, and of course creating yourown MEGA Dobble by combining both sets of cards...... it will increase your game length if you are playign with multiple players.
You can pick up your cop of Dobble Chrono for an RRP of £14.99 from your local game store and join in the fun!