When your child pulls a board game down from their toy shelf for you to play, do you cringe internally?
Is it because the game is just too
simple? "For young and old!" the box may proclaim, but after five minutes you've begun to twiddle your thumbs. Your kid is probably having a blast, though.
Board games and puzzles are fantastic for developing strategy and logic in children, but sometimes they fall short of entertaining adults. But not with Qwirkle - it may look as simple as matching colours and shapes upon little tiles, but this game requires tactical moves and timing to score big.
What you need to do is earn points by building rows and columns of tiles that share a common shape (such as a circle, a sunburst, a square or a clover) or a common colour. Keep an eye out for an opportunity to earn high points by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces sharing attributes. Create a line of all six colours of the same shape, and you score a Qwirkle! Think of it as a crossword, but with shapes and colours instead of words.
Playing time can last between half an hour to sixty minutes (or more, depending on how tricky you can be), and the person with the most points when there are no tiles remaining wins. This travel size Qwirkle is intended for two to four players, and for ages six and up - so it truly is for the young and the young at heart.
Oh, and do you know Mensa? The high IQ society that only really, really
smart people can be a part of? They gave Qwirkle the thumbs up. Now you know
it's time to challenge yourself!
Travel Qwirkle features:
- For ages six and up.
- For two to four players.
- A game of logic, strategy and tactics.
- Match colours and shapes together to score points; the more attributes that are shared, the higher your score.
- Create a line of all six colours of the same shape, and you score the ultimate Qwirkle.
- An award-winning game tucked away in a convenient carry case for travel.
- 108 Wooden Tiles.
- Sturdy Travel Pouch - 14 x 14cm.
- Instruction Booklet.