Designer: Thierry Denoual
Publisher: Blue Orange Games
Number of players: 2
Official Recommended Age: 7 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 4 years and above
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Gobble up, line up and win !
Gobblet is the Award-Winning, Fun Game of Strategy. As easy as Tic-Tac-Toe, Gobblet can be learned in a few seconds and is fun to play again and again. Beautifully crafted, Gobblet is entirely made of wood and includes a great box with self-storage for all pieces. With irresistible fast moving play and astonishingly simple rules, Gobblet is a fun game for the whole family !
Reviews and Comments
BGG Tom Vasal review
BGG Martin Taylor review
BGG Jeff Bakalchuck review
BGG Nathan James:"Easy to play, difficult to master. This game packs a tremendous amount of strategy into a very simple and small package. Not a brain burner but very intruiging. Rated a 10 because most things are "good if you like it" this is "perfect if you like it.""
BGG Andy Jones:"Fast. Fun. Various styles of play. Personally, I like to pin down my opponents every move through a gobble and then go for the win. Great light game."
BGG Derek Mitchell:"A fast and fun game that rapidly becomes addictive as players are constantly saying, "One more game!" This one comes off the shelf frequently."
BGG Aaron Pearsons:"Great game! Has a nice memory element where you cannot forget what you have covered up."
How to play?
The object of the game is to get 4 of your color in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal). Your pieces start nested and you can only play exposed pieces on your turn, so 1 of your 3 largest pieces always is placed 1st. On your turn you may play 1 exposed piece from your 3 piles, or you may move 1 piece on the board to any other spot on the board where it will fit. Larger pieces may cover any smaller pieces (even your own). A piece being played from off the board may not cover an opponent's piece unless it is in a row where your opponent has three of his color.
Your memory is also tested as you try to remember what color your larger piece is covering, before you move it. One of the rules is that ANY time someone has 4 in a row they win, but if you lift your piece and reveal an opponent's piece which finishes a four in a row, you do not immediately lose. You cannot replace the piece where it came from, but if you can place it over one of the other three opponent's pieces in that four in a row the game continues.
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BGG Wray Cason:"Very fun filler game. At it's heart it is a Connect Four type game like so many others. It also has a memory element that makes the game much more difficult than it seems it should be. It plays fast and people almost always want to play again immediately."
BGG Bruce Connal:"I could easily lose an evening or two to this game. Fantastic. Very accesible with real challenges for every level of player. The russian doll mechanism with the simplicity of tic-tac-toe on a 4x4 board is just stunning in its simplicity but somehow gives it a unique feel. Highly recommended for any abstract fan."
BGG JK Grence:"The first few times I played, it seemed rather pointless. Then some time into the third game something just *clicked*, and I've loved it ever since. If you're trying it out and you just don't get it, have patience! You'll be handsomely rewarded when you catch on."