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- Contains rules of play
- Also contains 70 cards
- Playing time is about 20 minutes
- For 2 to 6 players
- Ages 10 and up
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From an entertainment perspective, the theme is charming, the art is fantastic and the action is fast-paced. Gubs move often between players, but the game is not completely random - players' efforts to hold on to their gubs and slow other players' progress do have an impact.
From an educational perspective, the game teaches great lessons about timing, hidden vs. public information, and keeping track of resources. For nearly every protective measure you can take to hold on to your gubs, there is a card in the deck that can undo your hard work, so the observant player must watch the discard pile to know when it is safe to bring out his best cards.
Our games typically last 15 minutes. The whole family has fun and a session of Gubs is requested before bed several times a week by our kids. It's a hit!
I'm still figuring out how to get the most Gubs. Just when you think you have it won, boom, you are back to zero.
I would have to agree with previous poster as to games that Gamewright puts out are all top notch.
They have a website as well. Give them a look. Gubs
Enter Gubs. Gubs is a card game that is verbally based. The goal is to get the most gubs "in play" (on the table in front of you) by the end of the game in order to win. Gubs can be killed by spears, lured by crystals, enticed by golden rings that trap them, stuck in sticky bubbles that trap them, stolen by thieves. They can be protected under "barricades"--mushrooms or velvet moths, or toads. Then, of course, there are all of the various events that can happen--a cyclone might come and blow away all of the barricades, unprotecting a player's gubs. A flash flood might come and wash all unprotected gubs ("free gubs") back into the deck. There are events that attack barricades, killing off all of the toads. Then there is the traveling merchant, which forces all hands to be passed to the right. In the meantime, the effects of various lures, hazards and traps can be counteracted by feathers that sweep them away, blindfolds, a curing potion, or magical flutes. All of these things happen on cards. And, they happen at any speed--fast play is not required.Read more ›
Then came the problem: strategy means very little. My brother in law had stocked up on every trump card in the game and we were all trying to take him down, but whatever we played, he cancelled it. It was towards the end of the game and we expected him to win. That was until the event cards came. Pretty soon he lost all the points he earned, and all the cards in his hand. My wife (who had been losing terribly the whole game) ended up winning.
Needless to say, my brother in law felt like it didn't matter how well he played, and my wife felt like she didn't earn it. Yes, that is just one game, but I've played dozens and you never quite feel like you're safe-- and you shouldn't-- the game itself says its a game of luck and nobody's safe till the last card falls. But for a strategy game, you kind of hope for more strategy.
All that to say, I still give it 4 stars because the quality of this game is top notch, and for kids it probably is great. For adults (for whom this game never claims to be), it leaves a bit to be desired.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We play this game a lot with friends and co-workers. It's easy to pick up and games are only about 15 minutes. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jessica H.
This is a great game. My friends demand I bring it out on game days now.Published 1 month ago by Jim Lemaster
Very cool fantasy theme and the card play is a lot of fun. 1 minute your way ahead and the next your losing the game, only to make a comeback. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nina P. Islas
My 9 year old video-game obsessed son received this for Christmas 2 years ago and we just took it out of the packaging a few days ago after instating a video game fast. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lb330
My kids and I love this game. My niece introduced us to it over the Christmas holidays and it is so much fun. We play it regularly and have taught it to some of our friends. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Karen
What a fun, simple game. Quick rounds, easy to follow and have table top conversations. Several round game, but they are very quick rounds depending on the cards.Published 3 months ago by caribeabi34
Awesome game that i have played multiple times. Its fun...but it does take time to learn the differant cards and the rules and such. But over all an amazing gamePublished 4 months ago by AJfireball24
As a casual Magic the Gathering player for over 15 years, I found this to be a great "intro" game for my kids. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Higgs