Gobblet is an abstract game played on a 4 squares by 4 squares playing surface. Each player (2-player game) has 12 pieces (also wood). The pieces are 'nested' into 3 stacks of 4 pieces. Each group's 4 pieces are successively smaller wooden pieces (the 3 largest of each group are cups and the 4th is solid wood).
The object of the game is to get 4 of your color in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal). Your pieces start nested and you can only play exposed pieces on your turn, so 1 of your 3 largest pieces always is placed 1st. On your turn you may play 1 exposed piece from your 3 piles, or you may move 1 piece on the board to any other spot on the board where it will fit. Larger pieces may cover any smaller pieces (even your own). A piece being played from off the board may not cover an opponent's piece unless it is in a row where your opponent has three of his color.
Your memory is also tested as you try to remember what color your larger piece is covering, before you move it. One of the rules is that ANY time someone has 4 in a row they win, but if you lift your piece and reveal an opponent's piece which finishes a four in a row, you do not immediately lose. You cannot replace the piece where it came from, but if you can place it over one of the other three opponent's pieces in that four in a row the game continues.