Board Game Reviews

Blurble by NorthStar Games Review

Theme and What is It?

Ever played a game with the kids where you ask them the first thing that comes to mind?

Well this is the game after that game, when you think of the second thing that comes to mind. When you see a pirate, the first thing that comes to mind is likely the word pirate. In Blurble, the game wants to know what is the next thing that comes to your mind. 

Sadly for many of you, it will be a dirty word.

Gameplay Mechanics

The game is made up of cards with pictures. It asks you to tell the world the second word, with matching letter that comes to mind first, by seeing the picture on the card.

If the picture is of a cat,  you cannot say cat. You however could say CUrmudgeon. 

Initial Impressions

I am not generally a party game guy. I just don't find my mind in that space.

I was however charmed that I could play this with my 5 year old daughter, and while it was not her favorite game, it catered to both levels of play. 

I will probably never personally be a party game person, but I am a dad. So, I can say I liked it, on the basis of that title, DadGamer.

Quality of Components and Insert

With colorful components the size of business cards, what is there to say? They either are functional, or not.

These are functional.

Artistic Direction

Come on man... It's a party game. It does not need to be Michaelangelo's masterpiece...

It is cute though.

Fun Factor

If you like party games, there is definitely room in your collection for Blurble. The frenetic mess that is this game is just suited for large audiences.

Difficulty and Age Range Suggestion

Rated at 6+, is probably pretty accurate. 

It is one of the first skills they teach at school, to look at a word, and know other words that start with the same letter. Kids might be better at it than adults.

Conclusions

Party games should be fun. Party games should not be overly analytical, unless they are. 

Blurble succeeds in both.

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Josh
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Josh

Josh Hale is an avid TT gamer and loves the process of learning something new not by reading directions, but by playing through a round. He also is a single father and lawyer, so staying busy is never a problem.
Josh
#regeeked

Josh Hale is an avid TT gamer and loves the process of learning something new not by reading directions, but by playing through a round. He also is a single father and lawyer, so staying busy is never a problem.

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