SQUADRO Race to-and-fro. First to bring back 4 out of 5 pieces wins! To win Squadro, you need to be the first player to make a return trip with four of your five pieces. Each player starts with their five pieces in troughs on their side of the game board, with players sitting perpendicular to… Continue reading SQUADRO


QUORIDOR Either move your pawn or place a wall to cross the board first. The abstract strategy game Quoridor is surprisingly deep for its simple rules. The object of the game is to advance your pawn to the opposite edge of the board. On your turn you may either move your pawn or place a… Continue reading QUORIDOR


QUIXO DESCRIPTION Quixo bears a superficial resemblance to Tic-Tac-Toe – with one player being crosses and the other circles, and with both trying to create a line of their symbol – but that’s where the resemblance ends. The pieces in the game are cubes that have a circle on one side, a cross on another,… Continue reading QUIXO


QUARTO You choose the piece your opponent plays next. 4-in-a-row of the same attribute wins! ​ Quarto! has a 4×4 board and 16 pieces. Each piece has four dichotomous attributes – color, height, shape, and consistency – so each piece is either black or white, tall or short, square or round, and hollow or solid.… Continue reading QUARTO


QUANTIK DESCRIPTION Quantik is a pure abstract strategy game. The goal is to be the first player to pose the fourth different forms of a line, a column or a square zone. Each turn the players will put one of their pieces on the boardgame. It’s forbidden to put a shape in a line, a… Continue reading QUANTIK


PYLOS SUB CATEGORY ABSTRACT / strategy MIN / MAX PLAYERS 2 – 2​ Playtime 10 minutes​ AGES 8 +​ skill level 1.9 / 5​ DESCRIPTION In Pylos, you want to be one who places the final ball on top of the pyramid. Sounds simple enough, right? At the start of the game, each player has… Continue reading PYLOS


PATCHWORK SUB CATEGORY FAMILY / ABSTRACT / STRATEGY​ MIN / MAX PLAYERS 2​ Playtime 15 – 30 minutes​ AGES 8 + skill level 1.7 / 5​ Piece together a quilt and leave no holes to become the button master.​ In Patchwork, two players compete to build the most aesthetic (and high-scoring) patchwork quilt on a… Continue reading PATCHWORK


NUKA COLA CHECKERS Players move pieces diagonally to “jump” opponent pieces ’til one side is eliminated.​ Abstract strategy game where players move disc-shaped pieces across an 8 by 8 cross-hatched (“checker”) board.Pieces only move diagonally, and only one space at a time. If a player can move one of his pieces so that it jumps… Continue reading NUKA COLA CHECKERES


HIVE Use your insects to trap your opponent’s Queen Bee in this board-less abstract game.​ Hive is a highly addictive strategic game for two players that is not restricted by a board and can be played anywhere on any flat surface. Hive is made up of twenty two pieces, eleven black and eleven white, resembling… Continue reading HIVE


AZUL Artfully embellish the walls of your palace by drafting the most beautiful tiles.​ Introduced by the Moors, azulejos (originally white and blue ceramic tiles) were fully embraced by the Portuguese when their king Manuel I, on a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain, was mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the Moorish… Continue reading AZUL