The easiest way to describe Qwirkle
– the multi award-winning strategy game for kids – is to call it scrabble, but with symbols
instead of letters. Of course there’s more to it than that, but just like scrabble players take it in turns to rid themselves of their wooden tiles, laying them alongside matching colours or symbols.
Sounds easy? With these stripped-down elements, basic points system and simple rules you’d think so. But there’s actually plenty of strategy
to it. Lay the wrong shape or colour combo and you could open the way for your opponent to steal the win.
It’s a brilliant way to teach young children the basics of strategy and forward planning
, but is intriguing enough to draw in grown-ups too!