Should I Play Qwirkle?

Is Qwirkle fun to play?

Players: 2 – 4 players | Game Duration 40 – 50 mins |
Min. Age 6+ | Game complexity: EASY Genre: Abstract Strategy
Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No |
Online Version: Yes

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What is Qwirkle about?

Qwirkle has aperfect balance between simplicity and depth and appeals to both casual gamers and strategy enthusiasts. 

Gameplay Overview

Qwirkle is played with 108 wooden blocks, each marked with one of six shapes in one of six colors. Players take turns placing tiles on the table, connecting them in a line based on common color or shape. However, no line may contain duplicates of any color or shape. Completing a line of six tiles, which is a ‘Qwirkle’, scores bonus points.

Game Mechanics

Qwirkle’s scoring system sets it apart from other abstract games. Each tile in a line scores one point. Thus, creating a line of four tiles scores four points. But if you connect lines at various points, your points can multiply quickly. 

This scoring system encourages one to think ahead, anticipate and plan around opponents’ moves, making it an engaging game.

The Fun Factor

Qwirkle’s is strategic and easy to learn, making it accessible to most. The joy of creating a complex combo or completing a Qwirkle (especially when you snatch the perfect spot right before someone else) brings out delightful competitive spirits. 

Who Will Enjoy Qwirkle?

Qwirkle suits those who enjoy pattern recognition, strategic thinking, and planning. 

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Condensed How to Play Qwirkle Rules Guide for rulebook haters
Official Qwirkle Rulebook

Where to play Qwirkle online?

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Awards Won by Qwirkle

2015 Gouden Ludo Nominee
2013 Guldbrikken Best Family Game Nominee
2012 Hungarian Board Game Award Nominee
2011 Spiel des Jahres Winner
2011 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
2011 Kinderspielexperten “8-to-13-year-olds” Nominee
2011 Kinderspielexperten “5-to-9-year-olds” Nominee
2011 Jocul Anului în România Best Game in Romanian Finalist
2011 As d’Or – Jeu de l’Année Nominee
2008 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Nominee
2008 Boardgames Australia Awards Best International Game Nominee
2007 Mensa Select Winner
2007 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2007 Golden Geek Best Children’s Board Game Nominee

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