Gigamic Quoridor Classic Game
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- Abstract strategy game with simple rules
- Includes 20 wood fence playing pieces, 4 pawns, wood game board and instructions
- Good game concept
- Age recommended 8 and above
- Fully detailed instructions
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Your goal is to be first to move your pawn across the board. Other players will seek to place obstacles in your path. This forces additional moves to navigate around the fences. You also can place blocking fences to foil your opponent's forward progress.
This Classic Version of Quoridor game board measures 10.4 inches square. Complete instructions in English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and German.
Quoridor is one of several wood strategy games (including Quarto, Pylos, Quads, Katamino, Inside, Quixo) by French Game Manufacturer GIGAMIC.
Gigamic Games have been distributed by several different game companies in the United States over the past many years (including Family Games and Fundex Games). Same great game just new distributor (Back Alley Traders as of 2010). Their games have proven to be entertaining, thought provoking and well received. Recommended for ages 8 to 105 years.
Top Customer Reviews
First, the board is small. The squares are much smaller than a traditional chess game board. This, combined with the fact that the pieces are a bit wobbly, makes the game somewhat frustrating because the pieces often fall over.
Second, the game is designed for two or four players, but the board is really only designed for two players. The board should be symmetrical for all four players, but there is only a "bank" to hold the fences for two of the players. Even more frustrating, the board is sized symmetrically for all four players, but for two of the players, the space is just left empty.
If they ever come out with a larger, truly four player edition, I will get it and rate it a five.
Both players get 11 pieces: 1 pawn plus 10 fences. Each turn you move your pawn of place a fence. To win, get your pawn from the north edge to the south edge, while your opponent tries to get his pawn from south to north. You are not allowed to create an impenetrable complete chain of fences. Thus sometimes you place a fence to seal all but one remaining opening for your pawn, making it illegal for your opponent to block your pawn's path out -- which sometimes takes you unstoppably to your winning destination!
At times you can make a move that looks terrible for you to the eye yet is a winning move. What is visually happening on the board translates very well to an impression of the strategic effects of the moves, somewhat like Twixt.
Chess players will immediately recognize a loose analog of king opposition in chess endgames, and will feel similar issues surrounding immobility. Unlike chess or Khet, you never suffer a discouraging and probably permanent material deficit.
Playing Quoridor gives me a feeling that is a hybrid of what Twixt and Chess make me feel.
Khet is another great game I have yet encountered with this elegance and the other attributes at the same superb level as Twixt and Quoridor. Quoridor has fewer blunders than Khet (blunders in Khet feel much less forgivable than in chess, yet are more frequent in Khet than in chess). Quoridor is a Wow.
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Today I bring you a simple game that will keep you frustrated...or elated for the rest of the day: Quoridor. If you haven't heard of Gigamic Games you are missing out. For all of you chess-lovers out there, this game is for you. Though not quite as involved as Chess, Quoridor is a game that will keep you in a full blown parry with your opponent till the end.
The Game is simple and beautiful. Either two or four players, try to out wit their opponents by creating an elaborate maze for their opponent to move through. Small domino-shaped blocks are used to throw up walls and barriers that your opponent must get around. Be careful not to get cocky, because it doesn't take long for the tables to turn and your opponent to have the upper hand. Each player starts out with 10 fences at their disposal. A turn consists of either placing a fence or moving your pawn. The object of the game is to get to your opponents side. Choose wisely. Once you have placed all of your fences you have no choice but to move your pawn; and if you aren't careful, you may get trapped in the nightmare that you built for your opponent not long before.
1.) Predictable - The game is a great idea and fun for a couple rounds, but playing against the same person multiple times in a row will get pretty old pretty fast. If you don't have new opponents who think a new way then you may find yourself experiencing deja vu as you set up almost the exact same board as you did the last game. I recommend playing a maximum of twice with the same person then giving it a rest.
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A brain teaser. Takes a few times to work on the best strategy.Published 3 days ago by Sharon Pickard
Easy to understand. Takes maybe 10 minutes...fun...well made.Published 5 days ago by Robert P. Dotson Jr.
I have bought three of these because everyone who visits becomes obsessed with this game!Published 15 days ago by G E
I got for my kids. Great game for thinking strategy. We all love playing it. Easy to learn but lots of thought involved in trying to master. FUN!!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This fabulous game was a hit with my four oldest grandchildren (8-10) at Christmas. They loved it. It teaches thinking skills and strategy like chess. A wonderful gift.Published 1 month ago by grammy
I gave this game to my children (age 7 and 5) at the same time they got Gobblet, and they clearly prefer Gobblet. Read morePublished 1 month ago by xxx