Gloobz – Gotta Grab Them All!

Gloobz – Gotta Grab Them All!

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While I’m still on the subject of games I’m too slow to win, my girls found a new favorite to show off their speed skills. The last time we played a spot-and-grab type of game was Jungle Speed, one of our Thrift Treasure finds. Don’t get me wrong, Jungle Speed is a very good (and highly rated) game. But you’re always all grabbing for the same item – and the fastest always wins. Not fun for those of us that are speed-challenged.

Fortunately the object of Gloobz by Gigamic is to collect as many as you can. They're so cute you'll want to grab them all! - SahmReviews.com

It was a couple weeks ago when we were introduced to Gloobz by Gigamic. You might recognize Gigamic from a couple of the abstract games we added to our collection last year. Quarto! and Quits are staples in our library and are still among our favorite wooden games. Gloobz is quite the opposite of those two. Made with a plastic material that reminds you of a rubber duck, it includes four adorable Gloobz along with three colored paint cans, six score trackers and a custom deck of cards.

Fortunately the object of Gloobz by Gigamic is to collect as many as you can. They're so cute you'll want to grab them all! - SahmReviews.com

Each of the Gloobz are shaped differently (square, circle, triangle) and the fourth is a Megagloobz that has the features of all of the others. All four Gloobz are placed in the center of the table along with the three paint cans, in a circle within reach of up to six players.

Fortunately the object of Gloobz by Gigamic is to collect as many as you can. They're so cute you'll want to grab them all! - SahmReviews.com

Shuffle the deck of cards and place them in a stack in the middle of all the figures. Each player receives a scoring tracker set to zero. First player is chosen (usually the youngest) and the game is ready to be played!

Before a card is turned over, the active player whose turn it is must call out either “More Gloobz” or “Less Gloobz”. This sets the criteria for this hand and the top card is turned over for everyone to see.

Fortunately the object of Gloobz by Gigamic is to collect as many as you can. They're so cute you'll want to grab them all! - SahmReviews.com

If “More Gloobz” was called, all players must examine the face up card and catch each Gloobz whose shape appears the most number of times on the card AND each paint can whose color appears the most. There will be instances where there are ties, making more than one Gloobz and/or paint can eligible to be taken!

As you probably guessed, “Less Gloobz” is exactly the opposite. Grab the Gloobz and paint cans than appear the least (or not at all) on the card. In both situations, once you touch a figure you have to keep it, even if you changed your mind.

Fortunately the object of Gloobz by Gigamic is to collect as many as you can. They're so cute you'll want to grab them all! - SahmReviews.com

Players score one point for each correct figuring picked up and lose one if you incorrectly took one. Depending on the number of participants, you’ll play to 36 points (2-3 players), 24 points (4-5 players) or 18 points (6 players).

But what about the Megagloobz? If he appears on the turned-up card, it doesn’t matter whether “Less” or “More” was called, this round will be won by the person that is the first to grab him. Those who succeed are awarded 3 points!

And there’s one last twist. Some Gloobz are very small, so if you spot a magnifying glass on any card you need to quickly catch as many figures as possible, regardless of color or shape! Every one grabbed earns you a point, even the Megagloobz.

From the photos you can understand how Gloobz quickly supplanted Jungle Speed as our daughters’ favorite “grab game”. It takes much more than just being the quickest to grab, you have to make sure you’re grabbing the right ones while remembering whether you’re looking for “more” or “less”! I can forsee a whole line of expansions introducing new Gloobz with new powers, and I’m sure they want those too.

Gloobz is readily available on Amazon for under $18, a bargain for how much fun you’ll have. Hop over to Gigimic’s website to see their entire line of current games and follow their English-language Facebook and Twitter timelines for new product announcements and specials!

Which Gloobz character is your favorite?

Scott

About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

17 comments on «Gloobz – Gotta Grab Them All!»

  1. Now that looks like a FUN game! I know some kiddos who would love it!

  2. I would love to see your game room. You have such unique games that the kids are getting exposed to.

  3. Oh wow. This game looks like such fun. My family is big into games.

  4. I need to pick this game up for my nephews! I know they would love the characters!

  5. Donnica says:

    I’m always looking for new games to buy my younger cousins. I feel like they would love this!

  6. Michele says:

    This is definitely a game I would never win–speed challenged is my middle name!! It does look like it would be fun–even if you were the loser. Of course you could (or I could) try playing with other speed challenged people!

  7. Gloobz sounds fun, we love challenging games like this. I’ve heard about Gloobz before and now I’ve seen it, I’m gonna share this to my family, they will love this for sure.

  8. James says:

    Cool! Looks like it would be great for the kids!

  9. Marcie W. says:

    My kids would have a lot of fun playing this one together. The characters (Gloobz) are cute too!

  10. Ryan says:

    I hadn’t heard of this before, looks fun!

  11. Nuno Santos says:

    Great game Gloobz, we really like to play it.

  12. Jim says:

    Looks like a nice kids game!

  13. Sparks says:

    Sounds like a nice speed game.

  14. Sarah Reed says:

    That looks so cute and fun! Heck, I’d just want those critters for display and general fun play!

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