Product review: Dweebies

Here’s a review of a fun card game that I’ve purchased a while back, and have received frequent requests for play – Dweebies!

Dweebies - the card game with character

Dweebies – the card game with character

According to Gamewright, the creators of the game , each Dweebie has its own character: 1. Dweebies have a profession or hobby that they’re wildly passionate about. 2. All have names related to that passion (ie, Super Dweebie, Dr. Dweebie, Fix-it Dweebie). 3. Dweebies have no more than three (natural) hairs on top of their heads. 🙂

Contents:
54 cards (featuring 27 Dweebies)

Meet the Dweebies!

Objective:
To collect the most cards by matching Dweebies on both ends of any line in play.

Number of players:
2-6

Targeted age:
8 & up (but C can manage comfortably at 5)

Instructions:
1. Shuffle the deck and deal each player a hand of five face down cards. Look at your cards but keep them secret from your opponents.

The dot at the upper left and bottom right shows the number of times the card appears in the deck

The dot at the upper left and bottom right shows the number of times the card appears in the deck- Robin Hood Dweebie only appears once!

2. Stack the rest of the cards in a face down draw pile within easy reach of all players.

3. The person with the least amount of hair goes first and play continues to the left. LOL!

Each turn, do the following three steps in order:
1. Place a card. Take any one card from your hand and place it face up on the playing surface. Dweebies can be placed on the left, right, top or bottom of any card.

In play

In play

2. Collect Dweebies. If you match the Dweebie on the other end of any line, you get to collect all of the cards in that line. In the example above, the player who places the second Doctor Dweebie at the end of the line gets to collect the other 5 Dweebies in that line.

3. Draw a card. Finish your turn by taking the top card from the draw pile into your hand.

The winner is the one who has collected the most cards at the end of the round.

C’s review
C really likes the colourful illustrations in Dweebies! At the beginning, she only placed cards down randomly in a single row. After a few rounds of playing with explanations, she got the hang of it and started to play more strategically, taking into account the cards she has on hand, and the dots indicating the number of Dweebies in the deck.

My review
Actually, the quirky name was what got my attention. Just listening to the name made me laugh! It’s a fun and cute game designed to be played by the whole family. Besides encouraging turn-taking, C learns about probability and strategy at the same time! Since it’s a card game, it’s easily portable, but downside is that the cards do go missing (I’m now left with 52 instead of 54 cards :/). There have also been discussions on the different types of occupations/hobbies inspired by the cards and C even attempted to create her own Dweebies 😉 This game is definitely a keeper!

And before I end this post, here’s Easter Dweebie to wish all a happy Easter!

EasterDweebie

Do you play card games with your family?

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