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We were introduced to Dobble last Boxing Day.  We’d gone for tea to my sister-in-law’s house and one of her 16 year old niece had brought it along for everyone to play.  It went down really well with all ages of children, and the adults having a go, so I was debating getting it for us in future.

But recently, I was lucky enough to receive the newly launched Dobble Kids to review.  This is based on the same premise as Dobble, but made slightly easier so younger children can play.

dobble kids packaging

The age it’s aimed at is age 4-8, and my 7 year old nephew jumped at the chance to play the other day with me.  N turned his nose up, but then there were tractors to play with!  I’m hoping he might have a go soon, because he does quite like a game of Snap even though he’s not the most focused or observant of players.  Maybe Dobble Kids would help retain his focus better.

The pack of round cards comes in their own tin, along with the instructions for 5 game variations.  The main game is that 2 cards get turned up, and players have to be the first to spot the animal which is on both cards.  There’ll always be one animal the same on any pair of cards.

Dobbie kids game

Even though all the pictures are animals, and have fewer pictures than the original Dobble, it’s still quite hard – I thrashed the nephew and he said it was difficult to spot.  I think it’s a case of getting your eye in.

Apart from you being able to play with lots of players, you can play on your own as well, so there are lots of variations of the game.  And for younger children, there’s also the chance to learn and talk about the different animals as you play.



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Disclosure: We were sent Dobble Kids for the purpose of review.  All words and opinions are my own.


  1. David Crabb

    We love playing scrabble on our weekly family games nights as it builds confidence and vocabulary!

  2. Denielle Nicol

    Scabby Queen (think that’s what it’s called) Dxx

  3. Sarah Rider

    Solitaire on my own or snap with my toddler x

  4. tracey grevatt

    snap, as it`s a quick game and all ages can play easily

  5. We used to play cribbage a lot but now it’s more child orientated games like 3s and 4s (I don’t know the real name)

  6. Jessica Low

    We play a lot of Matching Pairs – I have to admit to quite enjoying it!

  7. Sam Cornford

    Newmarket, we used to have card night once a week and play for pennies.

  8. Julie Ward

    Snap because its easy enough for the younger grandchildren

  9. fish card game we have no ida what its real name is though

  10. Phyllis Ellett

    We love Beggar My Neighbour card game.

  11. Lesley Bradley

    Rummy (or as my grandma always called it- ‘four o’ one and three o’t’other)

  12. Mark Richmond

    Newmarket – we had family cards night every Friday.

  13. sara wilson

    were not really into card games in our house, but a few weekends ago we went to a special camp for sick children, Dobbie was one of the games we all played and my son loved it, could defiantly become a family fav

  14. Dale Dow

    solitaire I even play battle solitaire online

  15. Spencer Broadley

    Gin Rummy – I remember that my grandmother said I cheated (I was only about 6 or 7!!!)

  16. Georgina prince

    i love poker lol the kids prefer snap haha x

  17. Sharon H

    We do love snap , especially when we play with our dog breed cards.

  18. Liam Bishop

    Any Top Trumps is always a bit epic in our house.

  19. Chris Chapman

    Newmarket – used to play it with my grandparents, great fun!

  20. Fiona Morgan

    Ramoli, it’s a game involving cards and money that my great aunt from Canada taught me

  21. Corinne Henson

    New market. I used to play it with my gran 🙂

  22. Tracy Thompson

    We’re all addicted to Uno in this house.

  23. Tracy Newton

    I like playing snap and matching pairs with the little ones

  24. Kim Neville

    We like memory game and my son is very good at it

  25. Karen Knox

    snap, because it’s the only one I can remember the rules of!!!!

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