We have some favorite family games and Qwirkle is definitely one of them! We have been playing this with our kids for A LOT of years, since they were pretty darn little, and it still gets taken out of the game cabinet a bunch. We like to plan family game time as an evening activity because it forces us to all stay home and spend awesome, valuable time together. If you want to have a Qwirkle game night, you might love some of these extra fun ideas.
Let’s just talk a little about the game. It is fun. It is really fun. It is like dominoes married scrabble and they had a baby and named it Qwirkle. It requires some thinking and planning but also has a bit of an element of luck. Qwirkle consists of 108 heavy duty chunky wooden tiles. Players use the tiles to make lines that are either all one color or all one shape. There can not be duplicate tiles in a line. When a line of six tiles is complete, it is a Qwirkle! You get bonus points for Qwirkles. It is awesome because it is easy enough for most kindergartners to play but strategic enough for adults to enjoy. That makes it a fantastic game for so many age groups to play (and have a blast) together.
I created a fun score sheet that you can download and use free. It is for up to four players. It even has a place to celebrate the winner. I am guessing you have a magnet on your fridge for special papers like this one. We use tally marks in our house for scoring!
There are six colors in the game (red, orange, green, blue, purple, yellow) which makes a rainbow! I whipped up a batch of royal icing, split into 6 bowls and made 6 colors. A little icing on some mini brownie bites and BOOM, you have the perfect Qwirkle game night sweet snack.
FUN FACT! We play Qwirkle at the pool. The pieces are chunky enough that they don’t blow away so those 15 minute adult swims that come around every hour create enough time to complete a game!
Don’t have the game? If you are local you can grab it at Beyond the Blackboard in Southlands or Arvada.
YAY! Cheers to Time With Family and Qwirkle Game Night,