GDFR_coverI need to start off this Second Look by saying that Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule is an absolutely beautiful game. So much so, that I’m seriously considering buying some prints of the game’s art for my daughter’s bedroom, or the art book.

The game consists of only 20 cards. One side of each card has a goblin, and one side has a fairy. All of the characters have creative names with rhyming combinations. There’s also 4 symbols that can appear on a card: a mushroom, frog, sun, or moon.

At the start of the game everyone is giving 4 goblins, 1 of which will have a star border. 4 fairies are then placed in the center of the table, and the rest of the cards are put back in the tin. On a player’s turn they play either a goblin or fairy to the table. If any of the cards currently on the table rhyme with the name of the card played, they’re flipped over. Then, any card with a matching symbol to the one played is taken by the player. The goal of the game is to get rid of all your goblins, or get 6 fairies in your hand.

There’s a few special rules, like playing a star bordered card flips over every card in the center of the table no matter if it rhymes or not. Also, every player’s hand is visible to all the other players, but at no time may a player look at the opposite side of their cards.

Goblins Drool, Fairies rule is light, colorful, and fun. This is one game I’m sure is going to get a lot of table time in our home.

A copy of Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule was provided free by Game Salute.