Qwirkle Is For Everyone!, April 27, 2010
Everyone in the family loves this game. It's not so difficult that the youngest can't figure it out . . . and it's a challenge for us old grandma types as well. I love playing with my ten-year-old grandson who holds him game piece over his head and smiles and says, "What's the name of this game, Grandma?", and then puts his piece in its place to make a Qwirkle! The adults enjoy playing without the kids as well.Qwirkle Board Game
Entertaining enough, April 26, 2010
We got this for my son's 9th Birthday. He has really enjoyed playing it with me. But, when you're the one keeping score, it can be tedious. Like when we are playing, it's just two of us, and I feel like I'm writing and adding all the time. So... we stopped keeping score and it made it more fun :)
Qwite the awsome game., April 9, 2010
A great game--Easy to learn and play, while being fun and challenging for all ages. We have enjoyed playing it with my 5-year old nephew (after which I wanted my own set!), and with our grown-up friends. The sturdy wooden pieces and bright colors are a joy to handle in themselves, and should last for years!
Often we choose word games for ourselves, but this one will be great for our non-native English speaking friends, because you can play without knowing English well.
You could use it for all kinds of educational purposes, too; from the obvious developing matching skills to language education for colors, shapes, and numbers (how many do you see...).
Dominos on steroids, April 7, 2010
Qwirkle is a great game of many levels. The youngest can play simply or advanced game players can play with strategy and the two can be playing at the same time. This multi award winning games uses colors and shapes instead of letters or numbers so even non-readers can play. Essentially Qwirkle is scrabble meets dominos on steroids. I don't know how else to put it. We received the game as a gift and in turn have given the game as a gift numerous times over. Just over Easter weekend we had friends and family in for the whole weekend and a friend asks "can we play Qwirkle?". My daughter who is in second grade asks often when her dad and brother leave for BB practice "mom, do you want to play Qwirkle with me?". It encourages strategy and matching skills along with quick thinking. It also develops math, color and shape recognition, reasoning, and social skills. The competition can be played as to who scores the most points is the winner or as a self improvement moment: did I score better this game than last? Lastly it is cognitively challenging like checkers and chess....which require and help develop: planning, strategy, persistence, and critical thinking skills. Each time this game is played it is different because the outcomes rely on the luck of the draw which in turn changes how the game is built.