Qwirkle is our new favorite game in the house! What I love about this game is that it requires no reading or anything, so my young ones can play too. With the Qwirkle game, you match the colored tiles with the different symbols on the board in a similar way you would build on a Scrabble board. The best way I can describe the Qwirkle game is someone took the same concept behind Uno and Scrabble and put it into a wood tile game.
How to Play the Qwirkle Board Game
Qwirkle Board GameTo start, the player with the most symbols in common will lay down their tiles in a row. The next player will lay down any similar symbol or color tiles that they might have to start building the grid. You always keep six tiles in your hand, so you will draw more from the bag as you lay down others that you have in your hand.
Each player keeps 6 colored block tiles on them at all times, even if you lay down a series of 3 or 4 blocks, you still need to keep six in your hand, so you would draw that same number of blocks back out for your next turn.
Each tile has a symbol on it and each symbol appears in one of five different colors. All the tiles come in a black drawstring bag so you can draw them out randomly without seeing.
- Qwirkle Symbols: circle, 8-point star, 4-point star, square, clover and diamond.
- Qwirkle Symbol Colors: red, blue, green, yellow, orange and purple.
Qwirkle Game for Kids
This game is a lot of fun as it for the family to play and it’s fun for children of all ages. The box suggests ages 6 and up but honestly, my preschooler loves this game and we all play it together as a family. I think the Qwirkle box probably suggest that if the children are playing on their own with friends. Qwirkle is a great game of strategy and it teaches children to think on a different level than if they were just playing a normal board game or card game. Qwirkle is unique and it’s REALLY fun! It’s like Uno on steroids!