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Board GameQwixx Review
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Posted: 6 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Qwixx is a roll-and-write dice game where you cross off the matching coloured numbers on your grid to score the most points. You play by rolling dice and choosing which numbers to cross off, aiming to do so progressively to maximise your score. It’s a mix of using the shared dice to fill your grid efficiently but also choosing the right moment to lock colours and foil other people’s plans.

You each have your own paper grid of four rows of sequential numbers to cross off and score points. Everyone takes turns to roll the dice (4 colours and 2 white) and everyone crosses off the number the whites add up to, but only the player who rolled can pick another number. The challenge is finding the most efficient use of the high scoring dice, while also being careful not to skip numbers on a line, as they are forfeit.

Another layer is that when one player crosses off the maximum number on a row, that colour is locked for them and for everyone else. Get the timing right and you won’t miss too many points on your row while also foiling other player’s plans to score with that colour. Once two rows are locked the game ends and the player with the most points is the winner.

It’s a really well-balanced challenge that it is more strategic than it appears. However skilful your choices are, you still need a healthy slice of luck on your side to be the winner. This makes it a great game to play with young and old alike as both have an equal chance of winning.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2012

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 2-5

Genres: Push-Your-Luck, Roll-And-Write and Sequencing

Pieces: Dice and Pen and Pad

Developer: Gamewright (@Gamewright)

 

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DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 5 minutes to learn. The first time you play it's worth knowing the following:
  • Once you mark a cross, you can never mark anymore to the left of this number, so early placement is really important.
  • The more crosses in one row the higher the points you score, so focus on key rows to gain higher points.

Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 to 5 players in the same room. It is best played with 3 or 4 players.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to complete simple addition and be able to use a pencil. They also need to be good at decision making and be resilient enough to deal with inconvenient dice rolls.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
When you run out of score sheets, you can download and print new sheets or you can purchase extra pads of sheets if you prefer.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Qwixx Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Gamewright) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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