Every so often when we are cruising through the toy store I will pick up a game and put it up in the cupboard for a day when things are boring and we need a little something new. A while back I picked up the game “Dweebies” by Gamewright from Thinker Toys (our local toy store). I don’t remember what I paid for it, but Amazon currently has it for $9.99, which sounds about right.
“Dweebies” is a game for 2-6 players and they recommend ages 8+. I think some younger kids will do fine with the matching aspect, but there is a little strategy as well as probability that will be tougher concepts for some however they will still have fun with it. I would say it is an “early strategy” game, meaning it is pretty light but it is there. They say playing time is around 20 minutes a game, but we were cruising through quicker than that.
How it works: Each player is dealt 5 card each at the start of the game. Each card has a dweebie on it, dressed in different ways. There are little dots in the corners of the cards signifying how many of each “Dweebie” type there are (this is part of the strategy). They range from 1 card to 4 cards per Dweebie. Cards are played in a grid pattern where one side of a card has to touch another side of a card like the photo on the right. To win a line, you have to have matching Dweebies on each end. As you can see in the picture there is the Super-hero Dweebie on both ends of the line, so the player would collect that line of cards to keep for their points. The next play(s) (and subsequent plays) have to reconnect all of the cards back together if cards are on their own.
I love all of the color and the Dweebies are adorable. The cards are good quality and will last us a lot of games!
One of the things I really liked when I first saw it was that it came in it’s own tin, which makes it perfect for taking on trips. Everything stows away inside and I don’t have to worry. It is a card game (54 cards in all).
If you would like to see a short video and review on Dweebies, I like Dice Tower’s review which you can see here.
My son finds it really fun and asks to play it a lot. We would highly recommend this game for your family! Enjoy!
According to the Gamewright website this game has won several awards including:
- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
- About.com Readers Choice Award – Best Childrens Game of 2010
- National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
- National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award
- iParenting Media Award
- Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
- Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff
- Major Fun Award
- Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Products
- Education.com A Award