Gigamic Quoridor Classic Game
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- Award-winning abstract strategy game
- Attractive wooden components suitable for display
- For 2 Players
- Ages 6 and up
- 20 minutes play time
- Abstract strategy game with simple rules
- Includes 20 wood fence playing pieces, 4 pawns, wood game board and instructions
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only thing I don't like about this game is that my seven year old keeps beating me when we play it. Really. He smokes me, and he just LOVES it! Read morePublished 18 days ago by Melissa T
This game was recommended to us andweI gave it to our Grandson for his 12th birthday. It is easy to learn to play and it helps you to think ahead and plan your strategy. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Nonna
This is my favorite board game for three reasons. The first reason is that it is a game most of my friends haven't played before so it's fun to go through the motions and teaching... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nir Levy
It is a fantastic game. Their are very many ways to win or lose.Published 2 months ago by thomas zilly
I love this game! I got it to play with my 8 year old and husband. Even my 5 year old gets in on the game and despite not being very good she is still able to enjoy it and have fun... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Meredith
This game is excellent! It is easy to learn, harder to master. All of my family members of various ages were able to learn it quickly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anonymous