Designer: Susan McKinley Ross
Number of players: 2 - 4
Official Recommended Age: 6 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 6 years and above
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Qwirkle is as simple as matching colors and shapes, but this game also requires tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy. Earn points by building rows and columns of blocks that share a common shape or color. Look for opportunities to score big by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces with matching attributes. The player with the most points wins! 108 wooden blocks. 2 to 4 players.
How To Play: Qwirkle is as simple as matching colors and shapes, but this game also requires tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy. Earn points by building rows and columns of blocks that share a common shape or color. Look for opportunities to score big by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces with matching attributes. The player with the most points wins! 108 wooden blocks. 2 to 4 players.
Reviews & Comments:
BGG Jesse Clark:"This is a perfect family game for all ages. The simple rules and colorful tiles make it easy for even little kids to understand, and the strategy elements can be challenging even for older players. When I played, I thought it would be easy to master, but I got my butt whipped by a more experienced player. Lots of fun for a light, quick game."
BGG W Eric Martin:"I've played this game 100+ times, so I think I can rate it with confidence. Qwirkle is easy to explain, plays quickly, offers interesting hand-management challenges, and has gone over well with everyone that I've taught the game to, both gamers and non-gamers alike. Highly recommended!"
BGG Mitchell Colver:"This is all around great fun for family members of all ages. It's easy to learn and every game seems like a new challenge!"
2011 Spiel des Jahres Winner
2011 Austrian Game Hit for Families
2011 As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année (Game of the Year) Nominee
2010 Label Ludo Award
2008 Games Magazine Best Family Game Runner-Up
2008 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
2008 Finnish Family Game Finalist
2008 Boardgames Australia Best International Game Nominee
2007 Mensa Select
2007 Major Fun Award
2007 Parents' Choice Gold Award
2007 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
2007 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2007 Golden Geek Best Children's Board Game Nominee
2007 Board Game Podcaster Gateway Game Nominee
2007 Board Game Podcaster Small Publisher Game Nominee
This game reinforces:
BGG Katrina:"My husband, son (9), and I all like Qwirkle. It plays fairly quickly, offers enough of a challenge to keep us interested, but not so much as to wear us out. Great family game"
BGG Shawn DePriest:Awesome game! My 7 year old kicks my butt, and seems to somehow always complete her Qwirkles!
BGG Jojo Conwell:My favorite game of all time. It adds aesthetics, and dimension to the "analyze the board" aspects of dominoes. And it also works well with from two to five players.
BGG Larry Wellborn: Solid abstract. This game has great production value and my two children, ages 7 & 5 quickly learned the game and played quite well. In fact, my 7 year old son stomped us in our first game.
BGG Matthew Klein: Just bought it, opened the box, and immediately had a family game going with our daughter. Loved it and quickly caught on we'll need to think more about our moves to get higher scores.