Despicable Me 3 Linked Up Review (Wonder Forge)

Despicable Me 3 Linked Up
What It Is
Despicable Me 3 Linked Up from Wonder Forge is a board game based on the newest movie in the Despicable Me movie franchise from Universal and Illumination. The game can be played with two to four players. 

To get started, you’ll need to set up the board, sort the links by color, shuffle up the cards face down into a deck, and place three cards face up next to the deck. Each player starts the game with a link in each color. On each turn, you may either play a link or take a link. 

Playing a Link: If you play a link that means you can use one of your linking pieces to connect two images on the game board that match two of the face-up character cards displayed. Take the two cards you linked and replace them with new ones from the deck. 

Taking a Link: Sometimes you might not have a link you need to play. This is the time to use your turn to take a link from the pile to use on a later turn. If you do so, you’ll then need to discard the card featuring that colored link you chose and replace it. 

So, now your probably wondering how you win, right? Well it’s not as simple as you’d think. As you play, your goal is to earn four of a kind of any character card to win—three of a kind if you are playing with four players. The first player to do so, wins the game. 

Is It Fun?
This is board game that offers a fun new type of gameplay for Despicable me fans, with a bit of strategy and silliness thanks to characters like the Minions. 
Who It’s For
Despicable Me 3 Linked Up is from Wonder Forge and it’s for ages 6 and up. Fans of the film will especially enjoy this one, while it may also appeal to players that enjoy games that require a bit of matching and strategizing. 
What To Be Aware Of
Looking for more Despicable Me 3 toys and games to get in gear for the latest DM3 movie? Check out our reviews right here to find the one that's a match for you.

If you are playing with four players, you'll only need to get three of a kind to win.

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