Quarriors Game Features
Players: 2 – 4 players Duration: 25 – 35 mins Min. Age:14+ Game complexity LOW Genre: Solo game mode: No Co-op: No Online Version: No
What is Quarriors about?
Players take on the roles of Quarriors – mighty mystical warriors who have the power to capture dangerous quarry from the untamed Wilds! They must conjure the mysterious powers of Quiddity, cast powerful spells, and summon their creatures to battle if they hope to overcome rivals and earn their rightful place as the Champion!
Quarriors has the frenetic excitement of a dice battle game, with an added ‘deckbuilding’ twist: players customize their dice pools during the game using resources generated by their rolls.
Quarriors takes the best of deckbuilding games without the tedium of shuffling. Take a typical deckbuilding game, add the speed and fun of dice and in 60 minutes you’re on your second or third game trying unique strategies against your opponents.
Alternate Description of Quarriors
In Quarriors, each player plays as a Quarrior competing for Glory in the eyes of Quiana, the Empress of Quaridia. Each player starts with an identical set of 12 dice in their dice bag. At the start of the game, Creature and Spell dice (Quarry) are dealt at random to form “the Wilds” in the center of the table. As play progresses, players roll their dice to attempt to summon Creatures, cast Spells, and harness the magical power of Quiddity (the in-game resource) to capture Quarry from the Wilds to add to their repertoire and into their dice bag. Players draw and roll 6 dice a turn from their bag, making that controlling bag composition is key to victory.
Quarriors is a fast-paced game where players must strategically balance their choices each turn. Do I use my Quiddity to summon Creatures in the hopes of scoring Glory or should I spend it all to capture more powerful Quarry from the Wilds? Players must outmaneuver their opponent’s through strategic Spell use, the acquisition of powerful Quarry, and ultimately, by striking down opponent’s Creature in combat. If your Creatures survive until your next turn, you will score Glory points and move closer to victory!
Then you found it! The perfect place to make your new home. But as soon as you had the first hut built, you discovered a vast network of caverns underground, brimming with shiny treasures, rare resources, and untold adventure. How could you limit your new village to the surface? You immediately start organizing expeditions and building houses underground as well as on the surface.
With any luck, you’ll build a village even stronger than your last– strong enough, even, to turn away the barbarians the next time they come knocking.
Above and Below is a mashup of town-building and storytelling where you and up to three friends compete to build the best village above and below ground. In the game, you send your villagers to perform jobs like exploring the cave, harvesting resources, and constructing houses. Each villager has unique skills and abilities, and you must decide how to best use them. You have your own personal village board, and you slide the villagers on this board to various areas to indicate that they’ve been given jobs to do. Will you send Hanna along on the expedition to the cave? Or should she instead spend her time teaching important skills to one of the young villagers?
A great cavern lies below the surface, ready for you to explore– this is where the storytelling comes in. When you send a group of villagers to explore the depths, one of your friends reads what happens to you from a book of paragraphs. You’ll be given a choice of how to react, and a lot will depend on which villagers you brought on the expedition, and who you’re willing to sacrifice to succeed. The book of paragraphs is packed with encounters of amazing adventure, randomly chosen each time you visit the cavern.
At the end of the game, the player with the most well-developed village wins!
The Kickstarter version of the game included the following items which are not found in the Retail version:
Villager Tool tokens
Exclusive Stretch goals:
Underforest Tokens and PDF story book
Desert Labyrinth tokens and PDF story book
This collection of items can be found in Above and Below: Expanded Edition Exclusives
2013 Origins Awards Best Family, Party or Children’s Game Winner
2013 Origins Awards Best Family, Party or Children’s Game Nominee
2012 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
2011/2012 Boardgames Australia Awards Best International Game Nominee
2011 Japan Boardgame Prize Voters’ Selection Nominee
2011 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
2011 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2015 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2015 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee
2015 Board Game Quest Awards Most Innovative Game Nominee
2015 Board Game Quest Awards Best Thematic Game Nominee