Gobblet Game

Get Four in a Row to WinGobblet Game in box from Blue Orange

  • What: Gobblet game
  • When: 6 years and up
  • Why: Fun, quick, easy to learn
  • Where: Amazon

Have your kids mastered the art of tic-tac-toe? Ready to kick family game night up a notch? If you want a game that takes the basics of strategy one dimension further, grab a copy of Gobblet.

Gobblet Game on Amazon

This family games pits two players against each other in a race to connect four pawns in a row across, down, or diagonal. Each player gets twelve dark or light pieces. Pawns come in four ascending sizes: small, medium, large, and jumbo. Players take turns placing one pawn on the four by four grid in an effort to connect four in a row.

Gobblet game
Players take turns trying to connect four pieces in their color.

While the strategy sounds simple, there’s a catch. Players can place a piece on top of any smaller piece, so medium pieces can go on top of small ones, and large pieces can go on top of medium or smaller pawns and so on. What’s more, each player can choose to pick up a piece already on the board, revealing what’s underneath, in an attempt to connect and win the game.

The pieces come in four sizes and nest inside each other for convenient storage.

This game requires zero literacy skills, but can frustrate younger players. It puts adults and kids on a fairly level playing field, with a slight edge given to players with better recall. While the game only takes around twenty minutes to play, it offers plenty of challenges to keep kids coming back for more. All the pieces pack nicely inside each other and the wooden box. The top slides off to reveal the storage space, and flips over to provide the playing surface.

The game pieces store easily inside the wooden box.

If you want a fast-paced game where the entire family can enjoy challenging each other, look no further than Gobblet.

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