Review – Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!
A memory, hand management game.
Title: Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!
Year Published: 2013
Designer: David Luis Sanhueza
Publisher: Game Salute
Game Time: 15+ Mins
Set-up Time: >10 Mins
Mechanic: Memory, Set Collection, Hand Management
How to win: Gain 6 Fairies or have 0 Goblins.
For a long, long time, goblins and fairies have lived in a magical world right beneath our noses. If you look hard enough, you can find rings of mushrooms, called “fairy rings”, which act as doors between their world and ours. Today, a gang of mischievous goblins escaped from the fairy ring, and it is up to the players to send them back before they cause trouble! But an ancient spell of rhymes which transforms goblins into fairies and fairies into goblins makes this a trickier task than you might think…
Deal 4 Goblins to each player.
Deal 4 Fairies into the middle of the table to create the “Fairy Circle”.
Remove all other cards from the game.
Randomly determine a start player.
Add one of your cards to the Fairy Ring.
Flip any card that Rhymes with the card you added.
Take any cards that share a symbol with the card you added, but not the card you added.
If a Star Card is added to the middle of the table, all other cards are flipped.
Play continues to the left.
At the end of a players turn, if they have 0 Goblins or 6 Fairies, they win.
Yeah it’s a kids game. But the play time is so short that adults get quite competitive. Turns are fast so time goes quickly while playing it.
Doesn’t quite have that ‘Love Letter’ effect but still fun.
I give it 3/10