Posted: 3 months ago.
Play involves taking turns to place pieces on the 4-by-4 board. Your pieces start nested off the board. You can either play one exposed piece from your stacks or move one piece on the board to any other spot. Depending on the size of the piece you are playing, you can play it on an empty square or over the top of an opponent's piece.
Another nice nuance is that if you lift your piece and reveal an opponent's piece that finishes their row, you don't immediately lose, you can place it over another of their pieces to let you continue. This is really helpful for younger players who make a mistake. There is a junior version, Gobblet Gobblers, that features a smaller 3x3 board and fewer pieces.
Because moving pieces is key to winning, the twist is that you need to keep track of what is under each one. This leads to all sorts of new tactics: stacking your pieces, blocking or covering opponents. In this way you work towards four pieces in a row to win.
The first time you play it can help to:
- Play with a 3-by-3 grid.
- Experiment with different moves to show how you can cover and uncover pieces.
Play Time: This game will take between 4 minutes and 5 minutes to complete.
3-10 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Very young players can start on the Gobblet Gobblers version, or play the main game with fewer pieces. They need to have the skill to plan their placement and remember what is underneath each piece.
Content RatingWe rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.
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