Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Qwirkle Cubes

Woo hoo! Qwirkle Cubes arrived today. Qwirkle was ok, but I had issues with the production quality. Despite that, I liked what I had seen from the shots of the cubes, so I ordered it and traded Qwirkle away over the weekend at the Geekway. So the first thing that surprised me when I opened the package was the size of the box. I'm not sure why I'd have expected huge cubes, but I was, so dice sized cubes threw me off. That's not really bad news, it just wasn't what I expected for some reason. Anyway, the good news is the quality is really decent here. The colors are strong (though I wonder if they will be just as hard to see in dim light since the cubes are black) and consistent and the cubes appear to be uniform (like you'd expect with a die). I hope to get a game in tonight and see how the game plays. Its also smaller and lighter (and still has a draw bag to keep them in). The only bad news? The box is small enough that you have to literally stack them to get them back in - no dumping here. That's ok, I'll just use the bag.

5 comments:

Bobby said...

Where did you get this?

Charles Hasegawa said...

I bought directly from the Midware site just as I did for the original. I got an email a week or two ago when it was released and immediately order it.

sourwyrm said...

I don't get the appeal to the game Qwirkle. It's like Scrabble for non-literate people. Can someone clue me in?

Charles Hasegawa said...

I like scrabble, but understand why a lot of people don't. So yeah that's the appeal - something like scrabble for people that don't want to play a word game.

Bobby said...

Scrabble is a memory game and not much of a word game. some of the best players in the world don't speak English and only memorize words and play the tiles that are drawn from their memory.

Qwirkle eliminates this need to memorize esoteric words which no one in real life uses while being a solid game.