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If your family loves to play games, Gigamic has the games for you! Gigamic has games brain games for every member of the family. They have been in business in France since 1991, when they published Quarto. Gigamic now has 3o games in their line-up, and sells their games in more than 50 countries worldwide. The rules of the games are translated into 30 different languages!
The signatures of a Gigamic product are a short explanation and fast playing time, designed for the needs of today’s time-sensitive and budget-conscious working families while providing an engaging and entertaining challenge.
I received two games from Gigamic, Gloobz and El Capitan. I sent the El Capitan game to my autistic grandson in England, because it is a memory game with a pirate theme to it. He was born on Talk Like a Pirate Day, and has always loved anything that has to do with Pirates.
Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of him with the game, but I know that he loves it. To play El Capitan, you memorize your cards. After the players have memorized their cards, one player flips a card. Each player then tries to be the first to place a matching card from his memorized cards on the one that was flipped. The Pirate with the most money at the end of the game wins. El Capitan is fast paced, and is good a learning tool for memorization. El Capitan is recommended for players age 6 and up, and from 2 to 6 can play at one time. Recommended for memory, reactivity, and ambiance.
The second game I received was Gloobz. This is a fun and fast paced game, too. The game contains a deck of 56 Gloobz cards, 3 white Gloobz figurines, 3 paint pot figurines, 1 multicolored MegaGloobz figurine, and 6 score tracker cards.
To set up the game you put all the figurines in a circle big enough to contain the deck of cards, and a discard pile. The number of points needed to win the game depends on the number of players. If you have 2 o 3 players, the first person to get to a score of 36 wins. For 4 or 5 players, the first person to get to 24 points wins, and for 6 players, the first person to get to 18 points wins.
To play, the youngest player pulls a card from the deck and turns it over. Each player then tries to pick up the correct figurines according to what is shown on the card. For each correct figurine picked up, you score one point. For each incorrect figurine picked up, you lose one point. It is a really fun game to play, especially when you have everyone grabbing for the same figurines! Gloobz is recommended for ages 6 and over. From 2 to 6 players can play at one time. The average games takes about 20 minutes to play.
One player calls out “More Gloobz” or “Less Gloobz” before flipping a card. Players scramble to grab the correct pieces in order to score points. When the MegaGloobz or Magnifying Glass appear, the rules change!
WIN IT! One winner will win their choice of El Capitan or Gloobz from Gigamic Games. Use the Giveaway Tools entry form to enter. Good Luck!