Clapjoy Tic Tac Cambio Gobblet Gobblers Wooden Board Game for Age 5 years and Up
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Looking for a fun strategy game featuring some of the cutest game pieces that we’ve ever seen? Then Tic Tac Cambio is for you. It’s a great game for testing your memory and is easy to learn – basically, if you’re familiar with the classic game of tic-tac-toe, you’re halfway there!
We’ve all spent many a dreary afternoon inside at school playing tic-tac-toe with our friends, and even the teachers sometimes.
But if you’re like us and find that it can get a bit repetitive, and you want to plunge into another world entirely, then Tic Tac Cambio is the ideal choice for you.
With an added strategic element to it, Tic Tac Cambio you to try to match all your colored pieces before your opponent does.
Whether you’ve played it before or are entirely new to the game, you’ll want to know the Tic Tac Cambio rules and gameplay instructions. Thankfully you’ve come to the right place!
What is Tic Tac Cambio?
So just what is Tic Tac Cambio? If you’re like us, you will have been instantly attracted to the vibrant packaging and the fun characters on the box. Tic Tac Cambio is a fantastic strategy game that takes the classic tic-tac-toe game and steps it up a notch or two.
If you’re familiar with tic-tac-toe – and let’s be honest here, it would be surprising if you weren’t – you’ll know that the game aims to get three of your characters or pieces or whatever you want to call them in a row. Tic Tac Cambio takes this classic game, which is indeed as old as the hills, and adds a whole new level of strategy to it.
Like tic-tac-toe, you have to get three of your pieces in a row – either horizontally, diagonally, or vertically – to win. What steps things up a notch is that you can use your larger pieces to cover the smaller pieces – this is the ‘gobbling’ part of the game. Using the bigger pieces is a more strategic move, so keep them close and don’t waste them!
Number of Players: 2 players.
Length of Play: Depending on how well you strategize, games can last as little as 5 minutes.
Main Objective: You want to try and line up 3 of your pieces in a row – and avoid getting gobbled.
Why We Love It: While we love tic-tac-toe, Tic Tac Cambio takes it one step further and adds a whole extra dimension to proceedings. It’s a laugh a minute and a great test of your memory.
Playing Tic Tac Cambio – What You’ll Need
To play Tic Tac Cambio, you will need a Tic Tac Cambio set. This contains everything that you need to play Tic Tac Cambio.
In your Tic Tac Cambio box, you should have:
- The gameboard (made up of 4 separate pieces)
- 12 playing pieces (or Gobblers)
The Gobblers come in several different sizes as well – you’ll get 2 large Gobblers, 2 medium Gobblers, and 2 small Gobblers for each . The different sizes are set up so that you can play strategically – we’ll look at how you use this ‘gobbling’ strategy below.
Tic Tac Cambio Rules
First of all, you’ll want to set up the Tic Tac Cambio game board. You need to take the four struts and slot them together. This is really easy as they have grooves in that slot into each other. Once you’ve got it constructed, put it down on a flat surface and prime yourself for strategic laughs and plenty of gobbling!
The first player can be determined randomly – you can do it so that the youngest player goes first. They start the game off by placing a Gobbler in any space made by the grid. The second player does the same, and so on.
Gobbling Other Players
If you’ve been wondering where the different sized pieces come into play, then wonder no longer! If your opponent has put down a small or a medium-sized Gobbler in a spot, you can take over their spot by placing a larger Gobbler over the top of them. This is now your spot.
Moving the Gobblers
You can also move your Gobblers around the board if you like. However, if you move your Gobbler and it uncovers one of your opponent’s Gobblers, then you no longer ‘own’ that spot on the grid – it reverts back to them!
Touching your Gobbler
Another rule that you should be aware of during gameplay is that once you have touched your Gobbler, you have to move it. You can’t go back and move another Gobbler, so make sure you know what you’re doing before you do it!
Winning Tic Tac Cambio
The winner of Tic Tac Cambio is the first person who manages to get three of their Gobblers in a row – either horizontally, diagonally, or vertically. It’s always worth watching what your opponent does, almost more so than deciding which piece you’re going to move. Your own victory could end up being on the back of their negligence.