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Sunday, October 9, 2016

MindWare Games...Qwirkle!

Hello there! I'm here today with a review of the MindWare game, Qwirkle!
MindWare is a company that sells a TON of games, puzzles, brainteasers, arts and crafts, mazes, and more. I love that they have a variety of games/activities for ALL ages. 
*MindWare sent me this game for a review. This review is based strictly on my opinion. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.*
Qwirkle is a fun, engaging game! You get a box full of wooden tiles, a bag, and the instructions for the game. You can play this game with 2-4 players-ages 6 and up! I think this game would be perfect starting with end of the year kinders. My first graders used it and they LOVED it! 

Straight from the site...Mix, match, score and win! Qwirkle is a must-have for your next family game night. MindWare's best seller is a simple game of matching colors and shapes that requires tactical maneuvers, quick-thinking and a well-planned strategy. Players of this addictive game score points by building rows and columns of brightly-colored tiles that are either all the same color or all the same shape, without creating duplicates. Look for opportunities to score big by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces with matching attributes; create a line of all six in a row, and you score a "Qwirkle". The player with the most points when the tiles run out wins! Qwirkle combines the game play of Dominoes and Scrabble and is the perfect combination of skill and chance! This easy-to-learn, yet challenging game for children and adults will have all three generations on the edge of their seat and excited to play again! 
My first graders played this game during fun time Friday and had a blast! Only thing I need is another 3-4 sets so all of my students can play at the same time! It was perfect to review shapes, colors, counting, and teamwork! My daughter also played it with her friends and they also enjoyed it! I love when a game can be easily used with multiple age groups (my daughter is in 4th grade!).
I'm also in love with MindWare's quick shipping! The game came in perfect condition and my kiddos were so excited to play it! Now, they keep asking when they'll get to play Qwirkle next!