Qwirkle Game, strategy fun for all ages! A major award winner and all – time best – seller! Qwirkle is a game of strategy where you score by building rows of blocks related by shape and / or color. No reading required, so even younger kids can enjoy it (at the side of us older types!) It’s super easy to learn… but then the challenges come, as you analyze the tactical maneuvers to rack up points. Few games have racked up as many prominent awards as Qwirkle because it’s so fun, engaging and educational. You get 108 colorful wooden tiles, a drawstring pouch and instructions. For 2-4 players, recommended for ages 6 and up. Winner of: Parent’s Choice Gold Award; Mensa Select Award; Major Fun Award; Creative Child Magazine Award. A sure-thing hit for your family, hours of mind-building fun guaranteed get it now. Warning: Choking hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. Qwirkle game.
From the Manufacturer
An addictive strategy game in the tradition of Sequence, Scrabble, and Othello, the Qwirkle Board Game from MindWare has a simple, straightforward premise: match tiles and win points. But the real joy of the game lies in plotting and scheming your way to victory. Winner of the Parent’s Choice Gold Award and a Mensa Select National Competition Winner, Qwirkle is destined to be a family game night favorite. This game is designed for ages six and up and for two to four players.
- Ages: Six and up
- Players: Two to four
At a Glance:
- A fun twist on Scrabble and matching games
- Players strategize to make matches and earn points
- Comes with 108 wooden tiles
- Winner of Parent’s Choice Gold Award and Mensa National Competition
- Includes drawstring bag for tile storage and instructions
Mix, Match, Score, and Win
Qwirkle consists of 108 wooden blocks with six different shapes in six colors. The usage of the blocks, players attempt to score the most points by building lines that share the same shape or color. The simple setup makes this an instant winner for younger kids, at the same time as adults will enjoy strategizing to win.
How to Play
A typical game of Qwirkle lasts about 45 minutes–longer when you’re first learning how to play–and players will likely catch on to the rules in no time at all. The game can be set up anywhere, even if a large tabletop is best to accommodate the generous number of tiles. The only other thing you’ll be able to need is a pencil and paper to keep track of everyone’s point count.
Each tile has an illustration on the back (circle, eight-point star, four-point star, square, clover, or diamond). Each of these symbols appears in six different colors (red, yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple). In total, the game has three tiles each of the 36 imaginable color-symbol combinations. To help you’ll want to don’t lose any tiles in between games, Qwirkle comes with a drawstring storage pouch.
Straightforward, Easy-to-Follow Rules
As in Scrabble, the game starts with players drawing their own “hand” of six tiles. The player with the most tiles that share something in common (color or symbol) plays their pieces and wins points. And so it goes until the pieces make up a giant grid. One rule adults will likely wish to reiterate to little ones is that duplicate tiles don’t count. For instance, if someone has three diamonds, and two of them are green, they may be able to only count one of those diamonds for points.
As play continues and the stakes get higher, younger kids may need some help deciding where to build to maximize their points. Our testers found that the length of the game may make younger kids squirmy halfway through. To keep them engaged, parents can all the time distribute half the number of tiles to start. The game is over when all the tiles have been played and all the points have been tallied.
What’s in the Box
108 wooden tiles, cloth drawstring bag, and instruction booklet.
Mindware’s best selling game of all time