Harry Potter Dobble Review


This month as part of the Blogger Board Game Club with Asmodee we have been playing the Harry Potter Dobble game!  It's a perfect one for October, a nice witchy theme to go with Halloween!

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The Harry Potter Dobble game comes in a nice small tin, just like the other Dobble games, which makes them perfect for travel or taking on days out, ideal over this half term break from school.  

Inside the tin you will find the set of 55 cards, each with 8 Harry Potter themed symbols on it, as well as the instructions on how to play the game in 5 different ways.  The aim of the game in all cases is to find the matching symbols on more than one card and to be the first person to do so.

The first game option is called The Tower, in this game each player has one card and the rest are in the middle.  The object of this game is to collect the most cards.  So each player flips over their own card then looks to see what they have in common with the card in the middle.  The first person to do so then picks up the middle card and puts in on their pile, and play continues until the pile in the middle is gone.  The winner is the player with the most cards at the end.

The next mini game is called The Well.  This works in a very similar way to the first game, except this time each player has an equal stack of cards and is trying to lose their cards the fastest.  So again you try to match symbols with the middle card, then put your card in the middle if you do so first.  The winner is the first player to run out of cards.

The third game is called Hot Potato and in this game you each hold a card in your hand and try to find a matching symbol with someone else's card.  In this game you are trying to get rid of your cards again, so if you do find a match you give your card to that other player for their pile.

The fourth game is called The Poisoned Gift, this one can get a bit competitive!  Again each player gets just one card and the pile of cards is in the middle, but this time you are trying to find a match between the centre card and one of their opponents cards!  When you spot a match you then call it out and put that centre card on the other players pile.  This is the poisoned gift, because you actually don't want any cards, because the player with the fewest cards at the end wins.

The final game suggestion is called Triplet.  In this game you lay out nine cards in rows of three.  Each player then has to look at all of the cards and try to spot three that have a common symbol, they then call it out and pick up those three cards, which are then replaced.  This continues until you run out of cards, the player with the most cards collected wins.

The children absolutely loved playing all of these variations of the Harry Potter Dobble game.  There were certainly some that they each excelled in, which was really nice and gave them each their chance to shine.  It also means that they can chose different ways to play the game based on what they feel like or the space that we have.  The game is aimed at ages 6 and up, but Ivy is only 5 and did quite well the whole way through.  It's definitely going to be a game that we bring with us when we travel as well as playing at home, it's a keeper!

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* This is a review post, we were sent the Harry Potter Dobble game as part of the Blogger Board Game Club with Asmodee, all opinions are our own.*

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