We were lucky enough to be gifted a really fun and vibrant looking game recently, and Dough Nab has rapidly become our current favourite.
It’s called Dough Nab, and it’s kinda like snap, but a bit more complex!
The box is really nicely designed, as are the contents.
In fact, I kinda want to stick the doughnuts on the wall, they look so cute.
They certainly make great photo opportunities. Anyway, I digress…
What’s In The Box?
Dough Nab comes with three brightly designed doughnuts, (or is it dohnuts – I never remember the spelling…) some doughnut shaped cards, a turn tracker token, and a paper baker’s hat.
The box is a good size; perfect for stashing in a cupboard ready to get out at dinner parties, rainy sundays or for taking with you on holidays.
The game is aimed at 8yrs+, which I agree with, but…
Variations Of The Dough Nab Game
I must admit, at first look, the instructions blew my mind a little bit, but there may have been some wine consumed, so I decided just to make my own games up the next day.
Andy has been away all week, meaning I have had no adult company to play the game with, so the sprogs and I made the most of using the game’s contents to create our own games.
Dough Nab Snap
We played a simple game of snap, to win the doughnuts as prizes.
This was fun for Indi (2), and Fin (7) enjoyed it too.
Beau (1) just threw the cards and doughnuts around, but we are used to this in pretty much all siutations. (He’s currently doing it with my new bulk pack of toothbrush heads as I type.)
Roll The Doughnuts
We also played ‘roll the doughnuts’, and this was particularly fun.
We tried to roll the doughnuts as far as we could, and the furthest doughnut won.
Stack & Sort The Doughnuts
We played stack the cards with Beau, which he enjoyed.
We also sorted the cards into the colours, and made patterns with the cards.
Hide The Doughnut
We all took turns to hide the three doughnuts in the house, and go to find them within a timeframe.
If we couldn’t find them, we LOST. 🙂
Ok, Ok, But What About The ACTUAL Way To Play Dough Nab?
I gave the rules a proper study when I was slightly less wined-up, and whilst I agree the game is targeted at age 8+, it’s perfect for adults after dinner or on holiday when the kids have gone to bed.
It’s great for all the family to get involved in playing in whichever way they like, but we had too many distractions and little hands grabbing the pieces to play it as intended.
It’s the perfect game when you’ve got children with large age gaps.
It also teaches them to be creative with objects, and the create their own fun.
So, to sum up… just play it however you like 😉
If you’d like to understand the proper rules for yourself before you buy, a fellow Blogger has written a brilliant discription of the rules, here.
If you’d like some more info. about the game, and to buy, here’s the Amazon listing.
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Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Lucy Clarke