Monday, February 27, 2012

Family Time February - Qwirkle

During the month of February, I am featuring games that our family has enjoyed over the years.  February is a great time of year to get cozy with your family and play some games.  I guarantee there will be lots of laughs and memories made.  

Throughout the month, you have seen games that make you think or teach skills, games that get you moving, games that just help you have fun with your family, and games of strategy.  This is another one of those strategy games.  QWIRKLE is really fun and all of us like to play it.  This game has also received the Parent Choice Gold Award, Mensa Select Award, and Creative Child Magazine Award.  

This game is all about matching colors and shapes, but the twist is you need to plan out your moves in order to score the most points and block the other players.  The player with the most points when all tiles have been played is the winner, not necessarily the one who goes out first.  So, there is quite a bit of strategy involved and is not a quick play, but still lots of fun.  This game is for 2-4 players and for those ages 6 and up.  The tiles also come in a cinch bag inside the box, so could be traveled with, but you do need a large flat surface for playing.

If you are interested, you can find QUIRKLE on the MINDWARE website HERE for $24.95 which is pretty comparable to prices at your local discount stores.  Our family highly recommends this game.  

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