Gobblet for smart phones summary

admin on January 15th, 2011

Less than a month ago I discovered Android app to play Gobblet named StackEm for Android.

And today I found a Windows Phone 7 application with more common name of Gobblet :)
It is also a 2D app, but unlike StackEm graphics the author of this game decided to make it as close to board game as possible. Even an image in game menu is the same as on our site, because it is a real game promo photo.

Gobblet for Windows Phone 7 Gobblet for Windows Phone 7 Gobblet for Windows Phone 7

Unfortunately I couldn’t locate author site, so, just giving a link to one of the software catalogs that has this app: Download Gobblet for Windows Phone 7. WP7 users, please, leave your comments about this game as I don’t have such a device and playing StackEm for Android  ;)

And now let’s summarize what we have for Gobblet on mobile devices:

  1. StackEm – to play on Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
  2. StackEm for Android – to play on Adroid smartphones and tabs
  3. Gobblet – to play on Windows Phone 7 devices.

Isn’t this great? ;) All we have to find now is a PC and Mac versions to play on computer :)

See you soon. Stay tuned! And gobble, gobble, gobble!

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This is the most unexpected and awaited at the same time event for me. Gobblet-like game is available in the Android Market! Since I’m a happy owner of SGS smartphone I’m really happy to find this game for my device :)

The game looks exactly the same as StackEm for Apple that we reviewed recently. It even has the same name StackEm.

Here is the video review of the StackEm for Android:

As you see game board looks exaclty the same. And there are only slight differences in the menu. But what is more interesting, this game is made by another developer. It has completely different algorithms and AI behaviour is not the same as for Apple edition. And this is great to my mind. How do you think?

So, the key features of the version 1.0 are:

  • Single-player mode against a computer player with three levels of difficulty
  • Multiplayer mode (local to the device) with both normal and heads-up display modes
  • Multiple board and piece color schemes

I’m sure this is just the beginning and game developer continue working on the game. At least I hope so :)

Find and Download StackEm for Android on Market or just scan QR code to go directly to the game info:

StackEe: Gobblet for Android

Learn more about Gobblet for Android on the developer site.

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble on your Android smartphone now!

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StackEm v.2.0: Gobblet for iPhone is online

admin on September 30th, 2010

Hot news about Gobblet for iPhone and iPad called StackEm!

New version 2.0 is ready for immediate download!

StackEm 2.0 main feature is GameCenter with all its benefits:

  • highscore leaderboards
  • achievements
  • multiplayer

StackEm - Gobblet for iPhone and iPad

There is still a small trick to get GameCenter integration. You must have iOS 4.1 to grant an access to it. But this is not a huge price, isn’t it? ;)

Learn more about Gobblet for iPhone

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Very cute handmade Ant Gobblet Edition

admin on September 6th, 2010

Just a quick note following up last week post about handmade Gobblet.

Here is an example what you can do to make your owm board game. Looks just great: Gobblet Ant Edition ;)

Gobblet Ant Edition

Join the club, make your board game and share it with others!

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New StackEm video: Gobblet for iPad

admin on September 4th, 2010

Very good video review of the StackEm game for iPad. Didn’t you forget that StackEm is a great incarnation of Gobblet for Apple Devices? I’m sure you didn’t ;) So, enjoy the video :)

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Gobblet for iPhone

admin on September 1st, 2010

Today is a great day for all Gobblet Fans.

A game very very similar to Gobblet appeared in AppStore and available for all devices: iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. It is called StackEm and has exactly the same object: build a line of 4 pieces faster than your opponent.

What is really great about the game is that you can play:

  • against the computerAI
  • against the player on the same device
  • agains a remote player.

Marvelous!!!

Here is a small video from developer.

It is a real Gobblet, but with another name. Everyone who likes Gobblet simply must have it in his Apple device :) Rephrasing Gobblet slogan we can say now: StackEm, StackEm, StackEm!

PS. I really hope, that copyright issues won’t raise between Blue Orange and Shawn Grimes who developed mobile version of a game.

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Gobblet! is a true board game masterpiece. It’s easy to become an inveterate player. But some people are real enthusiasts. And nothing can stop them from playing Gobblet!, event the absence of the Gobblet game itself.

Look, what an enthusiast can do with several sheets of paper and imagination. It’s incredible and simple at the same time!

Paper Gobblet Junior

That’s it! And doesn’t look to difficult to do. But imagine, that when you do this with your child, he’ll have own handmade board game. Isn’t it great?

So, once you decide to do this, you’ll need patterns of three sizes, paper, scissors and a glue. Didn’t you forget how many gobblets we’ll need to do? If we’re making Gobblet Junior, then twelve: six per player or 4 per size :)

Mike WazowskiSpunch BobBut something tells me that white gobblets should be colored. And here is where you can attract your imagination for 100%. For example, this can be a Spunch Bob or Mike Wazowski. Or you can just paint a smile.

But, what is great about all this stuff is that this will be your kid’s own board game!

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Gobblet pieces stackStrange things happened recently. Almost every Gobblet edition received a considerable discount in online stores. So, looks like we have a Summer X-mas sale until the end of June :) And I like it! Let’s start from the newest versions and see how you can save today:

Gobblet X4 gets 15% discount. Nice result! This is the newest edition of Gobblet board game so, the price fall is not so amasing. I want it now!

Gobblet Gobblers for smaller kids is offered with 30% discount. This is a real price break!

Gobblet (Deluxe Limited Edition) is a premium classic version of the game. And it is offered with 50% discount. This is our discount winner today! But we still have editions to review.

The very first and never out of date classic Gobblet! is offered for $19.84 with a 33.8% discount. Good result.

Portable Gobblet on the go has about 22% discount today. Not so bad.

And finally, Gobblet Junior. Pity, but the very first edition for beginners have no discount at all. BUT it is offered with free shipping. I hope this a small compensation of a zero discount will encourage someone too :).

OK. Let’s sum up.

  1. 5 of 6 Gobblet games received discounts
  2. Deluxe edition has the biggest discount of 50% Amazing!!!
  3. Gobblet Gobblers is the newest and cheapest edition for small kids today
  4. Discounts will disappear after 30th of June

Gobblet game is waiting for you :) Get it in our store today and gobble every day!

Blue Orange Games 2010 Trends on Gobblet

admin on April 8th, 2010

Blue Orange Games celebrate 10th anniversary this year. The year of 2000 brought the world a very good game called Gobblet!. Its popularity has been growing for all these ten years. The game evolved and several new editions appeared during these years: Gobblet Juniour, Gobblet on the Go, Gobblet Gobblers and Gobblet X4.

This year company decided to showcase original Gobblet! and very attractive Gobblet Gobblers edition. These very games were chosen to represent the whole game family. So, no more words, just look and let the interest fill your thougts!

Here is classic Gobblet! video introduction:

And here is the Gobblet Gobblers video introduction:

Did you like one of these videos? Sure you do! OK, then check out Gobblet Store to get your own game shortly.

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Gobblet rules. Part One. The Beginning.

admin on January 24th, 2010

Today we’ll start a series of articles dedicated to Gobblet rules. You may ask why we should do this as the rules are pretty simple. Yes, publisher prints rules on a single piece of paper and everything seems to be very and very easy. And actually it is easy but… Interpretation of Gobblet rules varies and that’s what we’d like to bring the clarity.

We’re going to speak about original Gobblet (2001) and Gobblet X4 (2009) here, while Gobblet Junior (2003) and Gobblet Gobblers (2009) are the subject of another article.

Gobblet set is a board with 16 cells (4×4 square) and 24 playing pieces (12 of each color for 2 players). Playing pieces are called gobblets. There are gobblets of 4 sizes, so each player has 3 big, 3 medium, 3 small and 3 mini gobblets.

Gobblet goal is to build a line of 4 gobblets. To win you can build a line horizontally, vertically or diagonally – all variants are acceptable.

Prepare to play GobbletPreparation. Once players choose the color of gobblets they put all the gobblets one inside the other like Russian dolls. So before the game starts each player has 3 sets of gobblets. These sets are called external stacks and have 4 gobblets each. And, of course, we need the board to put gobblets on during the game.

Let the game begin! The first move is simple: you just put one of the gobblets from one of 3 stacks on any place on the board. Let’s name the stack we took a gobblet from – 1st stack. So other stacks will be 2nd and 3rd. Then the turn comes to an opponent. He places his gobblet to any cell (of course he can’t put it over 1st player gobblet). So now we can have something like this:

First round of playing Gobblet

Then the turn comes to 1st player again and here we face the first dilemma: what gobblet to choose? We can take another big gobblet from the second stack or put medium gobblet from the 1st stack. Both options do conform to the rules. So it’s up to player what way to choose and where to put this new gobblet.

Placing big gobblet on a second move Placing medium gobblet on the second turn

In theory, there is another move allowed by the rules here: player can move his 1st gobblet on another cell on board. But this move is irrelevant at the very beginning of the game as this is just a loss of turn.

Moving gobblet to a free cell

Gobble up on the second moveOnce a gobblet of a smaller size appears on the board (e.g. 1st player took a medium gobblet) another option is available for the opponent. He can gobble up (cover) 1st player gobblet with his own big gobblet that is already on the board. This is important: he can’t gobble up with external stack gobblet, but only with gobblet that is already on the board.

Recap of the beginning of the Gobblet game. Let’s summarize what we learnt.

  1. Set up gobblets in stacks
  2. Open the game with the gobblet on the top of the stack and always take the top gobblet if you play from external stack this turn
  3. Put gobblets from external stacks to a free cell only
  4. Gobble up opponent’s pieces with own one of a bigger size that is already on the board. There is a situation when you can gobble up from external stack and we’ll discuss it in the next article.

Get Gobblet or Gobblet X4 and gobble, gobble, gobble every day when you need to refresh your memory skills or just raise your mood up!

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