Dobbly's Island is the collaborative game for the whole family! Perfect for a Friday or Saturday afternoon, all together around the table. Of course, Dobbly's Island can also be played with multiple friends. The game can be played with 2 - 4 people* and takes about 25 minutes.
* There are four roles, so when playing with less than four people, the remaining roles can be divided.
Aim of the game
The aim of Dobbly's Island is to leave the sinking island with four players. This is only possible when each player has collected the key in their colour and when the bridges to the submarine has been activated. Is both done? Then the player can go to the submarine, which only leaves the island when everyone is on board.
On the start screen, the button must be pressed. This game can be played with any colour button, which is why the button is white at first. Press the button to start the game.
The next screen shows the shared jar with steps. Steps are the "currency" of Dobbly's Island. With this you can:
- Take steps across the island. Each step from one square to another costs 1 step.
- Buying Upgrades: Spend the Steps to Buy Upgrades
The shared jar is visible in the screen above. Press the Steps button (with icon of two shoeprints) to continue.
The game board
On the game board (see above images, right) the four islands of King Dobbly are visible.
- Top left: the desert and player Green
- Top right: the forest and player Blue
- Bottom left: the city and player Purple
- Bottom right: the iceberg and player Orange
The observant player has noticed that half the screen is upside down. How odd! But don't worry, this is done so that the tablet with the app on it can be placed flat on the table. The intention is that the four players sit around the tablet (instead of behind it), so everyone has a view of the islands. Other action menus will also be rotated to the players for whom it is relevant.
By taking steps, you can place the players on different action squares. Only when the player stands still on an action square, the corresponding action is carried out. The table below shows the different actions.
The steps of each player are "paid for" from the common jar. It is therefore important to determine a common strategy, in which everyone can achieve their own goals and the goals of the game. If a player repeatedly chooses for themselves, the player will have to wait for the others at the end (and have nothing left to do). An individual strategy is therefore very boring!
When it has been decided that the purple player, for example, will move, this player can be clicked. At that moment the game zooms in and the purple remote control becomes visible. Only the purple player can operate it! Move the steps by pressing the arrows, the route will be visible through a black line. Satisfied with the route for the purple player? Then press Confirm and the player will complete the route. If there is an action square at the end of the route, this action square will be played.
During the game, you play minigames to earn steps. Watch out! After each minigame, the water rises!