Award of Excellence Winner
Overall 8
Play Value 7
Cost Value 8
Design 8
Quality 9
Parent Appeal 7
Safety 10


In Stores
MSRP:$11.99 ca
$9.99 us

Testing Journals

Jo McGillivray

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 07:33


<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Dabong is basically crazy 8's with a<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>twist. It doesn't have the tradition cards but has cards representing earth, wind, fire, air and shawman. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>There are some special cards....pick up two , reverse play, wild plus others. We played with the beginner rules and we all found it a little hard to remember meaning of the cards. Since it is so similar to Crazy 8's we would rather play that game since <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>we am more comfortable with it. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p>See this family's journal
Male, 13

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 19:38


<p>More exciting look for a famous classic card game.</p>See this family's journal
Golda Wiseman

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 19:35


<p>The cards are beautifully designed, but the game itself seems a little complicated for the kids to pick up. They prefer to play "regular" card games, particularly War, with the cards. They prefer the Dabong cards to others to play with, though, because of the themes and designs.</p>See this family's journal
Female, 9

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 16:30


<p>It's better than crazy eights because it has more detail so it's better to play.&nbsp; I like that there are different levels.</p>See this family's journal
joyce shane

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 18:12


<p>My kids really enjoyed playing this game.&nbsp; I like that it sneaks in a little math into the fun by using adding and subtraction to help get rid of cards but the math is simple so it can be done by any ages.&nbsp; I also like that the game can be played at an easy or harder level.</p>See this family's journal
Male, 7

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 19:29


<p>The best&nbsp;Queen is the Queen of water because it's draw 2. You should keep Jacks and Shamans to win because they are the best cards of the game!</p>See this family's journal
Female, 9

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 15:50


<p>I like this game except some parts were very confusing. There also was no&nbsp;box. Anyway, it was fun</p>See this family's journal
Rebecca Young

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:51


<p>Wow, this is one confusing game! It took me a long time to just understand the rules and then to explain it to the kids (7 and 9). We have only dared to try the first level of the game since that is complex enough for us at this point. It's like Crazy 8s and Uno, but with a whole added element- you can add your cards to the number, or subtract. There are special power cards which are kind of neat. It really needs a box though. A card game without any box is a recipe for disaster!</p>See this family's journal
Male, 8

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 07:57

<p>It was OK. I need to try this some more.</p>See this family's journal
Female, 11

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 19:03


<p>I have one played 1 level as yet, I can't wait to try the other more difficult ones.&nbsp;&nbsp; I like that the cards have power from water air, earth or fire.&nbsp; I like supernatural stuff like that, it's more fun to say : I change thiese cards with the power of the sea!! than just saying : change to spades.</p><p>It,s like normal cards all the numbers are there, it's almost like crazy 8 or Uno, but I like that we can add and substract that can get rid of a lot of cards, so it's a little more thinking involved that the regular game of crazy 8.&nbsp; and there are some really good variations, I never would have thought of if I ahd not read the instructions.&nbsp; I wish the cards came in a box or something cause it would be really easy to lose them.&nbsp; I like that the jack has 2 colors to use it makes it extra special.</p>See this family's journal
Marie-Lise Hache

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 15:03


<P>This feels like all the cards games that I like rolled into 1 !&nbsp; It 's a lot of possibities to think of at the same time!&nbsp; For the younger kids I just went to the first level of difficulty and for my 6 yr old who loves crazy 8's I did not add certain elements, it was just too confusing for him to have the rules changed from the typical crazy 8 to doing additions and substractions.&nbsp;&nbsp; The card game is easier to explain to older kids who have already played&nbsp; the other individual games like 21 ( or blackjack ) and poker , since my kids don't know how to play poker it took a while to explain it to them and finally I gave up and we just did not add those rules to the game.&nbsp; It is not just fun with kids, my husband and I love to play cards so it's fun for us also since there are so many strategies we can play and with so many elements my lack of a poker face won't maqke me loose!</P>See this family's journal