QwirkleIf you’re looking for a simple, fun, but challenging game that all the family will love, look no further than Qwirkle—now at a special price!

Spiel des JahresI tend to go on and on about ‘gamers’ and ‘gaming’, but there are plenty of people out there who haven’t heard of any game beyond Scrabble and Monopoly, but would really enjoy playing a game with family and friends. That’s not the time to bring out a copy of Earth Reborn or Starcraft; that’s the time to bring out something easy to learn, clever, and with an award-winning reputation for fun for all ages—Qwirkle for instance!

Qwirkle is as simple as matching colours and shapes, but this game also requires tactical manoeuvres and well-planned strategy. You earn points by building rows and columns of blocks that share a common shape or colour. Look for opportunities to score big by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces with matching attributes. The player with the most points wins!

But Qwirkle is not just another abstract strategy game game, it’s the winner of the 2011 German ‘Game of the Year’ award, the prestigious Spiel des Jahres. It has also won numerous awards, including the Mensa Select, Parents’ Choice and Major Fun awards, plus the US National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and the Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award.

QwirkleThe rules are simple and quick to learn, and there are plenty of opportunities for skilful play and strategic thinking. It’s one of those rare games that appeals as much to adults as it does to kids. It’s simple, yet the possibilities are nearly infinite. And don’t worry if you lose, because the game plays quickly and you’ll definitely be asking for a rematch!

In fact, it’s a bit like the classic favourite Scrabble; but instead of making words, you are joining colours and shapes a bit like dominos to score points, and trying to reach six in a row for the big score. You can play as simple or as tactically as you like and there are plenty of engaging choices to make. You can manage your tiles so you play them at just the right time, and plan for the increased chance of those tiles you want coming out towards the end of the game. Or you can just go for the obvious move and trust to luck!

Whichever way you play, you’re sure to agree with the organisations that have heaped awards on this game—Qwirkle is an instant classic!

Quirkle comes with 108 blocks and rules. And it’s on special right now at Games Paradise for $29.95, so grab a copy of this award-winning game now!