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Remember those Zoom quizzes we seemed to spend 70% of our lives doing at the beginning of lockdown? How they were so novel? How they became more and more complex - with dressing up, themes, video rounds and expensive prizes?
Yeah, well we got tired of them, didn’t we?
I don’t know about you but if I have to answer a general knowledge question at somepoint in the next five years, it will be too soon.
And so my family had - all locked down together (by choice, I should point out) - to find our means of entertaining ourselves that didn’t involve trawling the internet for ratings on the latest Netflix series.
And find a way we did.
When Dobble arrived we were worried it might be a little juvenile for the older members of the lockdown crew, but we were soon proved wrong because - as it turned out - this card game had everyone hooked.
There are lots of different ways of playing but in essence, Dobble is Snap, but not as you know it.
Players each have a number of circular cards and have to try and match one of the symbols on their cards to one of the symbols on the main card in the middle.
It’s loud, it’s fast and it gets your adrenaline pumping like you’ve just done a Joe Wicks workout.
The younger members of the group found it cackle-worthy fun, the adults engrossed and my grandma exclaimed on several occasions that it was helping to keep her mind sharp.
Buy it: Asmodee Dobble Card Game | £9.99 (Was £12.99) from Amazon
And it seems we aren’t the only ones who have fallen head-over-heels the card game.
Will almost 18,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, it’s clear that the fast-paced, straight-forward game has captured the hearts - and voiceboxes - of the nation.
As one, particularly emphatic, shopper wrote: “What a brilliant and perfect game! This is a visual speed matching game. Things I love about this game:
”1. We found the children aged 5 and 7 were equally as good as the adults for this game, so we didn't need to let them win. They genuinely won against us several times.
“2. The game is very fast to learn so anyone can join in instantly and be well matched against more experienced players.
“3. There are five variations on how to play which to learn if you want some variation.
“4. It's compact and will easily fit in a bag to take out as a game for children at a restaurant.
“5. I love playing it as an adult and might be fun as a quick easy pub game. We laughed a lot while playing too.
“6. It's fast (like a game of snap) and addictive. You'll want to play more than once.
”7. Every player can play at the same time, no waiting for your next turn. Keeps it engaging and fun. (Yes, you can always play every card, it's just a case of being fast enough to spot the match)
“8. If you lose a card, you can still play. The game does not rely on all cards supplied, in fact you could put two packs together too.”
Just prepare for a lot of shouting!