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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hungry Troll and the Gobbos (1989)

Hungry Troll and the Gobbos (1989)

Ratings

4.71481 out of 10 with 27 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Gobbos are not very clever. They spend hours and hours shouting at each other. They really love shouting about anything. And they really love shouting about very very important things. They just love telling each other about how hungry they are feeling, or how stupid, tough or naughty they are. And sooner or later, being Gobbos, they start arguing. BUT Gobbos had better watch out for Trolls! They can shout even louder than Gobbos. Trolls are much, much more hungry, tough, stupid and naughty than any green Gobbo. Players take cards and compare one of four statements with each other. The player with the best card wins the round and takes the trick.

Winner is the person with the most cards at the end of the round.

  • Designer: Andy Jones
  • Publisher: Games Workshop Ltd.
  • Year Published: 1989
  • Number of Players: 2 - 4
  • Suggested Number of Players: 3
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 7
  • Playing Time: 20
  • Suggested Ages: 6
  • Language Dependence: Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
  • Category: Card Game, Fantasy, Humor
  • Mechanic: Trick-taking
  • Family: Warhammer Fantasy Board Games
  • Alternate Names: Hungry Troll and the Gobbos

Reviews

3 out of 10
By
One of four Games Workshop "Troll Games", including Trolls in the Pantry, Oi! Dat's My Leg and Squelch. The game is a card game that allows players to take tricks by shouting out one of the phrases on a card. Everyone draws a card from a pile, there are 5 phrases on the card the lead player yells out one of the phrases and the other players yell out the same phrase. Who ever has the most stupid, hungry, tough or naughty card wins the hand. It's a really stupid game and it came with an audio tape of silly Troll songs. It only gets a 3 cause the kids love it, otherwise it's awful. Anyone collecting GW games would love to have these in their collection, any offers? SOLD!

6 out of 10
By
For the kiddies, cassette tape of stupid song good too!

3 out of 10
By
A Musical cassette accompanies each of the 4 games in this series. Listening to them is like listening to Barry Manilow and Barbara Streisand in a duet while sitting on a McDonalds thickshake.

By
Childhood want (probably costs a lot on eBay).

3 out of 10
By
Nice tape ;)

2 out of 10
By
It got a two because as a little kid I loved the tape so much that it wore out to the point of static (Im sure the parents loved that one )

By
Me brudder had it. Contained a tape of Gobbos singing Cockney football chants.

3 out of 10
By
I remember this game ... well... I remember the "Silly song tape". ... don't know why it made that big impresion on me ?!! because I don't remember much about the game :) well.. I thikn we enjoyed the sillyness... "HERE WE GO.. HERE WE GO.. HERE WE GO... "

5 out of 10
By
Who cares about the games? I just want copies of the cassettes. I'd love digital copies of the cassettes on CD or something.

7 out of 10
By
Pretty darn good for a GW kid's game. And it came with that great tape of trollish children's songs. Sigh... to be young again.

4 out of 10
By
The Gobbo games from Games Workshop have that great, zany and humorous Games Workshop troll-and-gobbo look, which gives them a fantastic feel. It's like if you took the humor of Blood Bowl, and then boiled it down to something young kids would love and laugh at, and yes, that involves some potty humor. Sadly they're not great games, least of all this one. The cassette tapes of troll and gobbo music, and the fun graphics, make up for that and made my purchase worth it. However, Hungry Troll and the Gobbos is basically a variation of War. The theme's decent, the four stats - Hungry, Tough, Stupid, and Naughty - are cool, the illustrations are fun, but the game is dull. You simply take the top tile off your pile, pick one of the four stacks and all the other player take their top tile and compare which has the higher stat, rinse and repeat... Luckily the game only has 36 tiles so it plays very quickly. My now 7-year old daughter Ella has loved this game for years, and while even she realizes that there's very little game here, we have built up a whole pathos, and come up with personalities for the various characters in the game. In essence we've come up with our own fun. While long OOP, only get this game for the cassette tape and/or art, but avoid the actual game - unless you're the creative sort that can make his or her own fun.
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