LP loves playing games and Little Man joins in where he can. We have just got to the point where LP is happy to play turn based games rather than just playing with toys so when we were sent the Dobble Kids Card Game to review I couldn’t wait to play it with LP.
Dobble Kids is a game that adults can play with their children – or children can play together – and is aimed at children 4 and over. The game comes as 30 cards in a metal tin which is easy to store and portable so great for taking on holiday or for a weekend away.
The main idea in Dobble Kids is that although there are 30 cards with animal pictures on, each card will only have one animal the same as any other card. It’s a matching, pairs type game where children can look for which animal is the same – although the animal images are different sizes and rotated in different directions so they’re not that easy to spot.
As well as having the initial game of just matching the animal pair on two cards there’s also a series of mini games where cards are laid out in front of you and you have to see which animals on your cards match the card in the middle. The aim is to be the quickest to shout out your matching animals and the first to get rid of all their cards wins.
Even Little Man loved joining in with this game and would shout out the animals on his cards – although he hasn’t quite got the concept of pairs yet. LP was a bit hit and miss with matching pairs but I know in time she’ll get better with this, especially as she is starting school in September.
Dobble Kids is a great, quick game for children of pretty much any age that would keep them entertained without taking ages to set up or taking too long to play. It’s simple to learn and once you know how to play you can play it over and over without getting bored.
Dobble Kids has an RRP of £12.99 and is available from Waterstones.
Disclosure: We were sent the above game for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.