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Qwirkle (2006)

Average Rating: 6.84/10
Board Game Rank: 532
Abstract Game Rank: 47
Family Game Rank: 112
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Qwirkle

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Designer
Publisher
Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2–4 players
(114 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
6 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6+
(59 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(56 voters) [poll]
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Mechanism
Expansion
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Primary Name
Qwirkle
Alternate Names
Qwirkle édition voyage
Qwirkle Travel
Qwirkle: Micky Mouse & Friends
Qwirkle: The Simpsons
Star Wars Qwirkle
原木形色棋
큐위클
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The abstract game of Qwirkle consists of 108 wooden blocks with six different shapes in six different colors. There is no board, players simply use an available flat surface.

Players begin the game with six blocks. The start player places blocks of a single matching attribute (color or shape but not both) on the table. Thereafter, a player adds blocks adjacent to at least one previously played block. The blocks must all be played in a line and match, without duplicates, either the color or shape of the previous block.

Players score one point for each block played plus all blocks adjacent. It is possible for a block to score in more than one direction. If a player completes a line containing all six shapes or colors, an additional six points are scored. The player then refills his hand to six blocks.

The game ends when the draw bag is depleted and one player plays all of his remaining blocks, earning a six point bonus. The player with the high score wins.

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Rules PDF

Components

  • 108 Tiles (6 colors x 6 shapes x 3 of each tile)
  • 1 Bag
  • 1 Instruction Booklet

Awards

  • 2013 Guldbrikken, Årets Familiespil (Best Family Game), Denmark, Nominee
  • 2012 Hungarian Boardgame Prize Nomination
  • 2011 Spiel des Jahres Winner
  • 2011 Austrian Game Hit for Families
  • 2011 As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année (Game of the Year) Nominee
  • 2010 Label Ludo Award
  • 2008 Games Magazine Best Family Game Runner-Up
  • 2008 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • 2008 Finnish Family Game Finalist
  • 2008 Boardgames Australia Best International Game Nominee
  • 2007 Mensa Select
  • 2007 Major Fun Award
  • 2007 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • 2007 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
  • 2007 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
  • 2007 Golden Geek Best Children's Board Game Nominee
  • 2007 Board Game Podcaster Gateway Game Nominee
  • 2007 Board Game Podcaster Small Publisher Game Nominee

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Star Wars Qwirkle
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Star Wars edition 2015
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
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Year: 2015
Product Code: 49313
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 2.87 inches
3.16 pounds
French, German, Italian
Release Date: Oct 5, 2015
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Qwirkle
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999 Games Dutch/French edition 2014
Publisher: 999 Games
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Year: 2014
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Qwirkle Travel
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原木形色棋
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GoKids Chinese edition
Publisher: GoKids 玩樂小子
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Year: 2014
Size: 10.75 x 10.75 x 2.83 inches
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Qwirkle: The Simpsons
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Multilingual Simpsons-themed edition 2014
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
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Year: 2014
Product Code: 49285
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 2.87 inches
3.16 pounds
French, German, Italian
Release Date: Sep 1, 2014
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5 Playmat for an Hanabi-style game using Qwirkle pieces
A subset of the Qwirkle pieces could be used to play Hanabi. Here is a playmat showing all the Qwirkle shapes and colors laid out in a grid. Qwirkle has 108 tiles, so before play, remove one Square, Diamond, and X tile of each color (these tiles won't be needed for Hanabi). Remove two Star tiles of each color; eight of these are used as the starting Information Tiles (face down), and the other four are not used. For an easy game, remove one color and all the clovers. For a normal game, remove the clovers. For a hard game, use 3 clovers per color. For nightmare mode, use 2 clovers and circles per color.
English
2015-09-30
1 Qwirkle travel tileholder
A stl file for a tileholder for the travel version of Quirkle. It is stackable and fits in the bag. It is pretty stable. also available here: http://www.youmagine.com/designs/qwirkle-travel-tileholder
2014-09-11
10 8.5" Qwirkle Scoreboard
A simple, spiral-shaped scoreboard for Qwirkle. Requires two matching markers for each player. Should be printed and cut to 8.5x8.5"
English
2014-01-06
2 Qwirkle Croatian rules - pravila na hrvatskom
Pravila igranja na hrvatskom jeziku
Croatian
2012-02-15
11 Qwirkle Japanese Rules
Japanese rules for Qwirkle.
Japanese
2011-06-28
11 Redesigned shapes with b/w patterns for colourblind people
I looked at the other set here and thought that shapes and patterns would be easier than letters and numbers. So I made one. It has some different shapes to real qwirkle, but should be close enough.
English
2011-04-07
27 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2011-02-25
8 Qwirkle pieces in BW for the colorblind.
Redesigned very simple Qwirkle pieces to enable playing for colorblind people.
English
2010-01-14
39 Qwirkle Play Summary
Setup, turn summary and scoring.
English
2010-01-07
9 Qwirkle rules on russian
Translate official rules to russian language.
Russian
2009-04-03
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 532
Abstract Game Rank: 47
Family Game Rank: 112
Num Ratings: 8159
Average Rating: 6.84
Standard Deviation: 1.22
Num Views: 370308
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 1.7
Fans: 228
Personal Comments: 2002
Users Owning: 12845
Users Wanting: 140
Users Trading: 348 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 18
Want Parts In Trade: 19
Price History: View
Total Plays: 31273
Plays This Month: 41
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What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing Week 54!!!!
49:05
67.39 MB
2015-12-06
Durchgespielt – Spiel des Jahres 2011: Qwirkle
30:36
24.53 MB
2014-01-03
Garrett's Games 388 - Expansions and Alternatives: Qwirkle, Catan, and Carcassonne
36:10
33.11 MB
2013-11-24
Garrett's Games 352 - Qwirkle Travel and Le Havre 2-Player
19:53
18.2 MB
2013-03-17
Ludology Episode 51 - 50 for 50, Part 2
80:56
74.23 MB
2013-03-10
DJ3: Qwirkle (2006) Susan McKinley Ross
9:55
10.08 MB
2012-11-19
Cubepushers - Episode 4: Let the Nerd-Rage Flow
118:04
108.26 MB
2012-09-07
This Board Game Life Episode #003 – Principato, Santiago De Cuba, and Dungeon Run
100:33
46.03 MB
2012-03-04
28 Games Later: Qwirkle
15.58 MB
2012-01-27
Podcast #043 - Guia de compras y recomendaciones de juegos de mesa 2011 Parte 1
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2011-12-01
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