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Qwirkle Board Game (Review)

Updated on February 22, 2014

Qwirkle is my new favorite game!

Qwirkle is one of those 'moments to learn, lifetime to master' type games. The rules are simple enough, but the strategy needs to change constantly, as the board changes with every turn

There are six different designs of Qwirkle tiles, each of which comes in six different colors. They are spread out and shuffled shuffled around, face down, similar to dominoes. Each player draws six tiles, and sets them so that they can see them, but their opponent cannot.

The first player puts a tile in the center square of the Qwirkle board, and lines up as many other tiles as he or she can along with it. Lines can run up and down, or side to side, but not diagonally. The goal is to build lines which are all the same design, (one each of each color), or all of the same color, (one of each design). Points are gathered along the way for each of the tiles you can place each turn. Whoever places the final tile of a complete line of six tiles gets bonus points.

After each turn, you draw enough Qwirkle tiles to replenish your hand to six tiles. Players alternate turns until someone manages to get rid of all remaining tiles in their hand at once. That player gets a six-point bonus for ending the game, and whoever has the most points at that time is the winner. Sounds easy enough, right?

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Sounds like a very fun game, one our family would enjoy.