Gobblet is the game that started it all. Back in 2000, Blue Orange Games founders Julien Mayot and Thierry Denoual took to the road to spread the word about their very first game Gobblet. They drove across the entire United States on a 3 month road trip, visiting 500 specialty games stores. And they ended up selling 10,000 games before their trip was over! 14 years later, Blue Orange Games now has a catalog of over 50 games (some discontinued) and Gobblet has sold more than 2 million copies around the world.
Over the years, we have seen many changes to the design of the pieces and packaging for Gobblet, but the objective has remained the same – “Gobble Up, Line Up, and Win!” Here is a closer look at the pictorial history of Gobblet:
The original Gobblet looked a lot like it remains today. The packaging was a little different and the board was slightly less yellow in color.
Gobblet Classic (2002)
Gobblet Classic offered an updated board design and color scheme.
Gobblet Junior (2003)
Gobblet Jr reimplimented the concept of Gobblet on a smaller grid (3×3 instead of 4×4) so that younger players could more easily join in the fun.
Gobblet Gobblers (2009)
Gobblet Gobblers offered a new design for Gobblet Jr – the pieces were given silly smiles and hairdos and the board was replaced by a tic-tac-toe style grid.
Gobblet X4 (2009)
Gobblet X4 created a more modern look for the classic game, as well as a new color scheme and slightly smaller pieces.
Gobblet EU (2013)
Gobblet EU was released in Europe in 2013, with the board from X4, but with larger pieces and yet another color scheme.
The current version of Gobblet has been kept the same for more than 12 years!
So what’s your favorite version of Gobblet? Let us know in the comments below!