If you like Scrabble® and adore dominoes, you'll love Qwirkle, a game of strategy based on color and shape rather than letters, so both readers and non-readers can play. Winner of both Parents' Choice ® and Mensa awards, it's a game that makes you think, laugh, and applaud. Draw six of the 108 wooden tiles to start, and see how many matches you can make with the designs on the board-the result can be beautiful. For 2-4 players. Winner of Mensa Select. Winner of Parents' Choice Gold.
For ages 6 and up.
• Strategy based on color and shape rather than letters • Allows readers and non-readers to enjoy • Includes 108 wooden tiles • 2-4 players
Award Winner • Winner of Mensa Select • Winner of Parents' Choice Gold
Comments about Product: We bought this for our (advanced) 4-year-old granddaughter and she loves it. The scoring is almost beyond my comprehension, but she has great fun matching shapes and colors. So, fun even when played at a very basic level, and obviously more strategy and complexity down the road. I would recommend this, even if you think all they can do is match tiles.
Comments about Product: Got this game for my son-in-law for Christmas. He and my daughter are big board gamers, since they've had a 'No TV' pact since the wedding (yeah, pretty cool). He is also a doctoral candidate in math, and she's an artist. So finding a game that will meet their various standards is a challenge. This one caught my eye for some reason. Do not be fooled by the six and up designation. While a young child can easily catch on to this game, it is colorful and graphic, and is a challenging, mental game as well, and will easily satisfy adults. Fun, easy to learn, and we played three times the first night, and are seriously thinking of buying another set to make the game more elaborate. Figure on about 45 minutes per round. Definitely recommended.
Comments about Product: We are on our second game. We used the first one so often that the paint wore off the tiles (which is my ONLY complaint about Qwirkle). We love it! We've given sets to our children/grandchildren and they're hooked on it, too. Great concept, great game, lots of fun and an easy way to teach strategic play to kids.
Comments about Product: Qwirkle is a funny name for a fun game! Colorful, sturdy pieces provide visual and intellectual stimulation. The concept is easy enough for a 3-year-old to master, and just challenging enough to make it strategic for us "over-3" types. We use it as a great rainy day alternative to puzzles and board games. The only downside is the odor of the game pieces, sort of a piney, shellac-type smell. So those with strong sensitivities to smell might want to choose something else.
Comments about Product: I couldn't wait to buy this game, since it's so comparable to Scrabble (my favorite game of all time), and am so glad I did! We absolutely LOVE IT! Great mind challenging game, for sure. However, the one problem I have with it is that it should have come with wooden trays, as in Scrabble, in order to stand your tiles up and hide them from other players.Otherwise...perfect!
Comments about Product: My mother loves games and art. She grew up playing games with her family all the time. She particularly loves Dominoes and Scrabble and coloring mandalas. Now that Parkinson's is taking a toll on her short-term memory, I thought Quirkle might be a good alternative for her. We played it Christmas Day and she loved it; asked to play again before she went to bed.
Comments about Product: This game is for ages 6 through adult. It's a great way for children, parents and grandparents to bond. There aren't many games that cover such a large age span and are fun for everyone.
Comments about Product: Our whole family enjoys this game. It has a different twist than dominoes, so we had to learn the rules, but once we learned how to play it was fun for everyone. My 5 year old loved it, all the way up to her Grandma who is 65!
Comments about Product: This game is great for families because young children can understand and play it easily, but it is interesting and challenging enough for adults to enjoy as well. I love the design, feel, and colors.
Comments about Product: At Christmas, my family played this game together. Ages 6-60 enjoyed it equally well. How many games can claim that? It will get a lot of use in our home, and it is made to withstand that use. A great choice!
Comments about Product: This is a great game. We gave this to my 5 year old daughter at Christmas. I like that it challenges her to focus and think ahead about play moves. She will even play it by herself.
Comments about Product: Fun game that was easy to learn and keeps your attention. The whole family enjoys it. (Ages 8 to 47!!!) Makes a new design that we're proud of at the conclusion of the game. We store our pieces in a cloth bag (not included.) It's fun to reach in and see what piece you get.
Comments about Product: The kids love this game. The younger kids can play with a little assistance and it is easy to modify for them. You can see the wheels turning as they try to decide what move to make.
Comments about Product: I bought this product for my 6 year old who loves it. We do not exactly follow the instructions because they are a bit difficult for youger players. Even my 3 year old gets in on the game, and it helps her to learn her colors and shapes while having fun. Qwirkle also helps kids with matching skills.
Comments about Product: My 6-year old son and I play this together, and both really enjoy it. It would be great for families with kids, but adults or just kids can play it too. If young kids are playing, an adult, or mature older kid is a good idea because it can get more complicated as the board grows.
Comments about Product: You can play with the tiles according to the rules, but kids not yet old enough to follow rules can still enjoy making patterns with them. The pieces are well made and attractive.