MindWare 32016 Review
In a clever twist on the game Uno, players attempt to build lines of blocks featuring the same color or shape. The grid of tiles that develops resembles a Scrabble board. One of the great aspects of Qwirkle is that you can set up anywhere as long as you have a large enough playing space. The rules are simple enough for young children to grasp, but there are so many possible combinations of colors and shapes that you and older kids will be drawn in by the strategy and logic involved. Games typically last 30 to 45 minutes, which can help kids learn to focus for long stretches. Qwirkle is available for $20.62.
Unique blending of games like Scrabble and Uno
Teaches kids strategy, logic, and matching colors and shapes
Long games build concentration
Adults will enjoy the strategy aspects of the game
Rules are easy to comprehend
Long game sessions (about 45 minutes) may be difficult for younger children