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Qwirkle - Board Game For The Family

Updated on August 15, 2014

Qwirkle - Fun Board Game For The Whole Family

Qwirkle is a party game the whole family can enjoy from the kids to the adults. It is a simple board game with matching colors and shapes and yet requires strategy and tactical maneuvering.

Qwirkle is easy to learn and does not take too long for a round to finish. Perfect party game for the family with it being simple for kids to pick up and challenging enough to keep the interests of the adults.

What Is Qwirkle?

Multiple awards winning board game!

Qwirkle is Mindware's Most Awarded Game Of All Time. It has received

Parents' Choice Gold Award

Mensa Select Award

Major Fun Award

The game comprise of 108 blocks, three of each of the 36 blocks which has a different shape and color. It combines the logic and strategy of Set with the creative multi-maneuver game play of Scrabble.

Object Of The Game

- Add blocks to the grid to score the most points.

- Creating columns and rows of matching colors and shapes.

- Look for opportunities to score big by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces and matches both shapes and colors

How To Play Qwirkle

Board game creating lines of shapes and colors

Number of players : 2-4

Playing time: 30-60 mins.

Set Up

You need pen and paper to keep the score. Place all blocks face down. Each player draws six blocks and places them so that the other players cannot see the colored shapes. This is your hand.

Starting The Game

Players declare the largest number of blocks they have that share one characteristic, either shape or color. The player with the largest number of these blocks plays those blocks to start the game.

Playing The Game

1. There are six shapes and six colors. Players create lines of shape and colors.

2. Players take turns to add to the grid. For every block placed on the grid the player draws the same number to bring your hand up to six.

3. All blocks played from your hand must share the same color or shape and be part of a single line.

4. You score points when you create a line and extra points whenever you complete a line of six blocks.

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Qwirkle Board Game
Qwirkle Board Game

For ages 6 and up


Amazon Customer Reviews

If you like Scrabble and adore Dominoes you'll love Qwirkle!

"I purchase this for a six year old nephew, and the whole family joined in to break in this game. It was easy to understand, but challenging. My nephew really enjoyed the game, but it was hard for the adults not to be competitive when playing. The game is fun, and it makes you want to out-think the opponents."

"We like this game because everybody from the three 4yr olds to grandma can play together. We soften the rules for the younger and play by the rules for the older. I also use it as re-inforcement during the school day for the younger ones."

"Has more stratagy and less luck than most group games. Play two, three, or four. Lot's of fun. Addictive. A domino type game."

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Do you already have a Qwirkle set and have enjoyed playing it?

Why not try Qwirkle Cubes?

It is the follow-up to Qwirkle and is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Qwirkle Cubes - Another great party game follow-up to Qwirkle

Qwirkle Cubes plays very much like Qwirkle. However, you have more control over your hand because you can roll and re-roll your dice to get the shapes you want! Also, because everyone plays open-handed, you can better judge your opponent's future moves. Simply create rows and columns of matching colors or shapes to score the most points.

MindWare Qwirkle Cubes
MindWare Qwirkle Cubes

- Includes 90 wood cubes. 2 to 4 players.

- Ages 6 and up.


What Do You Think Of Qwirkle?

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    • GregoryMoore profile image

      Gregory Moore 

      6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I hadn't heard of this one, but will check it out. We love board games in our family and have a family game night. Great quality time!

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      7 years ago

      never heard about it. first time here. not famous in western europe but maybe in england?

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Never played this one. Looks like fun.

    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Qwirkle is so much fun! Added to top 100 family games.


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