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The very first and never out of date classic Gobblet!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!

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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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