September Game of the Month – Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!

The Game of the Month is a new series which will highlight one of the many games in our library at Ravenwood Castle.  We will briefly describe the game, how to play it, and why we like it.

Game: Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!

Publisher: Game-o-Gami, supported by GameSalute

Earlier this summer, Game Salute was kind enough to send us a copy of their new game Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! for inclusion in our guest library.  I like to test out games before we put them in the library, so I sat down with Pam and the girls to give this one a play through.  I ordered a copy for our personal library and a batch for the gift shop before we’d even finished playing, so I guess you can say it was an immediate hit!

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! has also been extremely well received by our guests.  It saw quite a bit of play at our recent Intro to Gaming event, and will almost certainly hit the table later this week at Con in the Castle.

Goblins is self-described as a “card game of rhyme and reason for kids of all ages”.  It is extremely easy to pick up and learn, and has a 10-15 minute play time which fits nicely between other, heavier games.  The theme is fairly cutesy, with each card being decorated with goblins, fairies and fun rhyming names.  Unlike many games designed specifically for kids, this one has enough substance to be enjoyable for the adults as well.  That makes Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! a perfect game to sit down and play as a family, which makes it perfect for our mission at Ravenwood of encouraging families and friends to spend quality time together.

Rather than describe the mechanics of the game, I’ll drop in this video from our friend Rodney over at Watch It Played!  Check it out, and be sure to give Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! a play the next time you’re at Ravenwood Castle or your friendly local game store.

Jim Reed

Jim Reed is a lifelong gamer who started with the original red box Dungeons & Dragons. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he decided it was high time that work be fun and struck out on his own. Jim now owns and operates Ravenwood Castle, and spends his days ensuring his guests have as much fun as he does.