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Store:  Kids Games
Theme:  Fantasy
Format:  Board Games


King of the Goblins

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Ages Play Time Players
4+ 10 minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Reiner Knizia

Manufacturer(s): HABA

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Product Description

Every 7 years an exciting competition takes place in the realm of the goblins. Whoever succeeds in getting the four different treasures from the gnomes will be crowned king of the goblins. All over the wood goblins are on the hunt! But Nimble Gnome and his lads are fizzing quickly from tree to tree and nobody knows where they will appear next. A fairy-tale dice game with a very special rotary game board.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Reiner Knizia

  • Manufacturer(s): HABA

  • Artist(s): Anja Dreier-Bruckner

  • Year: 2002

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Time: 10 minutes

  • Ages: 4 and up

  • Weight: 841 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English).


  • 1 game board
  • 4 goblins
  • 16 treasures:
    • 4 magic potions
    • 4 goblin's books
    • 4 crystal balls
    • 4 rings
  • 1 die
  • 1 set of game instructions

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3 in 1 review

Now you see it, now you don't
May 01, 2003

Move to capture one of four different treasures on a board that changes with every turn. No you see it, now you don't. If so, you'll have to search elsewhere. I can imagine that 4-5 year olds would find the rotary board (under the main playing area) great fun. Despite great quality that is typical of Haba games, though, there doesn't seem to be enough here to make a strong recommendation. I think the rules are simple enough that even children this young could play the game on their own. I doubt parents would find it fun to play, other than finding some delight in a child's giggles and enjoyment of making the board change.

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