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Qwirkle Board Game

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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.5 x 2.7 inches ; 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: Imported (China)
  • ASIN: 1933054395
  • Item model number: M32016
  • Our recommended age: 6 years and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,269 customer reviews)
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An addictive strategy game in the tradition of Sequence, Scrabble, and Othello, the Qwirkle Board Game from MindWare has a simple, straightforward premise: match tiles and win points. But the real joy of the game lies in plotting and scheming your way to victory. Winner of the Parent's Choice Gold Award and a Mensa Select National Competition Winner, Qwirkle is destined to be a family game night favorite. This game is designed for ages six and up and for two to four players.

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Qwirkle
Board Game
  • Ages: Six and up
  • Players: Two to four
At a Glance:
  • A fun twist on Scrabble and matching games
  • Players strategize to make matches and earn points
  • Comes with 108 wooden tiles
  • Winner of Parent's Choice Gold Award and Mensa National Competition
  • Includes drawstring bag for tile storage and instructions
Mindware Qwirkle Board Game
Mindware Qwirkle Board Game
This award-winning strategy game is easy to learn. View larger.
Mindware Qwirkle Board Game
Match colors and shapes in this enthralling strategy game. View larger.
Mix, Match, Score, and Win

Qwirkle consists of 108 wooden blocks with six different shapes in six colors. Using the blocks, players attempt to score the most points by building lines that share the same shape or color. The simple setup makes this an instant winner for younger kids, while adults will enjoy strategizing to win.

How to Play

A typical game of Qwirkle lasts about 45 minutes--longer when you're first learning how to play--and players will likely catch on to the rules in no time at all. The game can be set up anywhere, although a large tabletop is best to accommodate the generous number of tiles. The only other thing you'll need is a pencil and paper to keep track of everyone's point count.

Each tile has an illustration on the back (circle, eight-point star, four-point star, square, clover, or diamond). Each of these symbols appears in six different colors (red, yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple). In total, the game has three tiles each of the 36 possible color-symbol combinations. To help make sure you don't lose any tiles in between games, Qwirkle comes with a drawstring storage pouch.

Straightforward, Easy-to-Follow Rules

As in Scrabble, the game starts with players drawing their own "hand" of six tiles. The player with the most tiles that share something in common (color or symbol) plays their pieces and wins points. And so it goes until the pieces make up a giant grid. One rule adults will likely need to reiterate to little ones is that duplicate tiles don't count. For instance, if someone has three diamonds, and two of them are green, they can only count one of those diamonds for points.

As play continues and the stakes get higher, younger kids may need some help deciding where to build to maximize their points. Our testers found that the length of the game may make younger kids squirmy halfway through. To keep them engaged, parents can always distribute half the number of tiles to start. The game is over when all the tiles have been played and all the points have been tallied.

What's in the Box

108 wooden tiles, cloth drawstring bag, and instruction booklet.

Product Description

Qwirkle Game, strategy fun for all ages! A major award winner and all - time best - seller! Qwirkle is a game of strategy where you score by building rows of blocks related by shape and / or color. No reading required, so even younger kids can enjoy it (along with us older types!) It's super easy to learn... but then the challenges come, as you analyze the tactical maneuvers to rack up points. Few games have racked up as many prominent awards as Qwirkle because it's so fun, engaging and educational. You get 108 colorful wooden tiles, a drawstring pouch and instructions. For 2-4 players, recommended for ages 6 and up. Winner of: Parent's Choice Gold Award; Mensa Select Award; Major Fun Award; Creative Child Magazine Award. A sure-thing hit for your family, hours of mind-building fun guaranteed... get it now! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. Qwirkle Game

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

My 5 and 7 year olds both love this game.
Kristie
We have fun with this game--it's easy to learn, fun and quick to play.
mbpbuster
We played this game with friends on game night and loved it!
T. Martinez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

827 of 847 people found the following review helpful By Clayne B. Robison on January 20, 2009
Format: Toy
As a mom with 6 kids of different ages, I look for games that my younger ones can play but that don't make me crazy with boredom (ie CandyLand, Chutes and Ladders) My 4 year old can only make it through 1/2 a game, the end gets too complex for him, but my 7, 10, and 12 year old boys love it, as do my in-laws and everyone else who has played it with us. I like games that only take minute to explain and start playing but that have enough strategy to keep the mind occupied. Also at 30-45 minutes a round, it's enough of a distraction but doesn't take hours to play. The game consists of wooden tiles with 6 different shapes and colors and that's it. Very durable, my 4 year old loves to build Qwirkle castles. I recommend this game. My other favorites are Blokus, Othello and Rummikube, all the same genre, fun, easy to explain and play and yet a challenge.
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336 of 347 people found the following review helpful By Candy Chamberlin on November 26, 2009
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I was trying to find a game to play with a client who has dementia and ran across this in an article. After I bought it I tested it out with my kids (25, 24, 19 and 11) and myself (47). We had so much fun!! It is one of those games that can be played at different levels. We started getting quite inventive on where and when to play to maximize our points and block our opponents.

I then played with my client. She and I did not keep score. We just made the chains with either shapes or colors and added wherever she first recognized a play. No trying to strategize where to build for future etc. We also played with both of our tiles up so we could talk about the best places to play. She likes this game and actually remembers having played before and wants to play again. The 'rules' have to be re-learned but the fun remains.

For one more note, we had a group of my daughters friends over and four of us played Quirkle. They were all 19 - 22. That got pretty cutthroat <lol> They all want to play again.

I HIGHLY recommend this game. I think I'm going to buy a 2nd one so more than 4 can play together (We played with 5 first night and it does work too).
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384 of 406 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hoff on December 9, 2007
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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.

From what I hear, my brother's family has been playing the game almost daily since my nephew received it. What better reception could there be for a game?

This game is money well spent. I believe that it will help my nephew develop logical thinking skills and strategy development. The fact that he is smiling all the while, is icing on the cake.
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337 of 363 people found the following review helpful By RLH on December 28, 2010
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Everyone in my family had the same initial reaction, "Looks lame." After all, it's just making rows of shapes or colors. After the first game we all figured out there's more to it. As my daughter said, "Well, checkers looks easy too; it's just moving pieces diagonally to the other side of the board."

On the downside, as another review mentioned, the pieces are cheaply made- low quality wood and paint, non-uniform size. But the most egregious design flaw is the selection of colors. For me, the red and orange are so close that even in good light I find myself holding them up at different angles just to make sure I don't confuse them.

I must compliment the author of the instructions. As you would expect on a game that appears simple on the surface but ultimately has many nuances, communicating those to the game player is essential. The directions walk through a hypothetical series of moves that pretty much cover any scoring or strategy intricacy that you might run into.

Bottom line: As long as you have decent color vision and are not a stickler for perfection in construction then put this game in your cart and check out right now. Your family will thank you.
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74 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Moshe Rosenfeld on August 16, 2009
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Buy it! Great game, family fun. Creative, but be warned: it is "addictive." My wife insists on playing it daily! Mindware (the creator of this game) also provide excellent service. They sent us 3 pieces we lost at no charge! Buy it and will give you hours of fun, you'll never get tired of playing it.
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94 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Mcguinness on September 26, 2007
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This game uses tiles in a manner similar to dominoes, with placement suggestive of Scrabble with its possibilities of blocking or making way, and like Set, it demands recognition of patterns and colors.

Great inter-generational game as well as one that can be fiercely competitive among peers.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By K. Ingraham on November 15, 2008
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Our family loves this game. It's completely different each time you play and is challenging for all ages. I feel bad for the reviewer with poor quality game pieces -- ours has very nice, wooden pieces with a carrying bag for them all.
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Geek Girl on January 19, 2008
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I received Qwirkle for Christmas. I wasn't sure I was going to like it since it says for ages 6 and up and I'm nearing 30. But it was easy to learn and the strategy got me hooked. I highly recommend this game for all ages.
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