The Bottom Line
- Doesn't require reading skills
- Simple to play
- Sturdy cards in a sturdy cardboard box
- Extra fun for Uglydoll fans
- Can get rough if players are enthusiastic
- For 2-6 players
- Recommended for ages 6 and up
- List price $10.99
- From Gamewright
- 70-card deck
Guide Review - Uglydoll Card Game
The rules are simple: Shuffle the cards and spread them face down on a table. Take turns turning over cards until three that match are revealed. Snatch up the matching cards. If two players grab one card, the first one to shout "Mine" gets the card. When all of the cards have been turned over and matched up, the player with the most cards wins.
Like most good games, this one lends itself to modifications. When I played this game with my first-grade granddaughter, she turned over the first triplet of matching cards and objected mightily when I claimed them. The player who turns them over gets them, she declared. So we played the game her way, and it worked quite well.
Part of the fun is learning to recognize the Uglydolls and call them by their names--Icebat, Uglydog, Ox, Babo, etc. The rules of the game don't require that players learn the names, but I am sure that inventive grandparents and grandchildren could further modify the game to reward players who are on a first-name basis with the Uglydolls.