Designed for iPad
Challenging and thoroughly addictive! Now you can play the original award winning board game Qwirkle on your iPad and iPhone!
Qwirkle is MindWare's best-selling board game, with over two million copies sold worldwide. Through the years, Qwirkle has received numerous awards including Mensa, Parents' Choice, Major Fun and the Spiel des Jahres, Germany's coveted game of the year award.
- Solo, Online, and Pass and Play modes all support up to 4 players.
- 4 levels of difficulty, from easy to expert.
- Includes Achievements and Leaderboards through Game Center.
- Customize your experience - choose your favorite background to play on.
- Play with classic Qwirkle colors or personalize your tiles with custom colors.
- Exciting animations and playful music enhance the Qwirkle experience!
- Tutorial and Help sections get you playing fast and easy!
WHO WILL YOU PLAY?
- Play solo against 4 levels of robot, from easy to expert.
- For family game night, use Pass and Play mode to play together on a single device.
- Challenge your friends to play online through Game Center.
- Find new online opponents through auto-match in Game Center.
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- Added support for iOS 10 and above.
- You can now play Qwirkle on your iPhone X.
- Adjusted the Average AI based on player feedback.
- Numerous bug fixes, tweaks and improvements.
*Optimal gameplay is achieved using devices with iOS 10.3 or higher.
Ratings and Reviews
Great Version of a Great Game
This electronic version of the table game is brilliantly done. My family played the table version constantly when we all lived near one another. Now that we're apart physically, we can still play Qwirkle! Actually, to tell the truth, we play more than before because with this iteration there is no set up or clean up, no need to clean off a table or other large surface area, and players don't even need to all be free at the same time!
So, why only four stars? My only problem with this great app is that the notifications system doesn't always work. For example, I do usually get an initial notification that it's my turn, but there's no number on the app itself indicating how many games I have turns in. This means that after I get the original notification and ignore it because I'm busy, there's no number reminder to let me see that it's my turn like so many other multiplayer apps do. This may seem like no big deal, but I play several asynchronous games with my friends and family in my scarce spare time, and without those numbers working correctly, I resort to loading the game to see if it's my turn or not.
Again, this is only a very small annoyance and should not prevent anyone from purchasing and enjoy this excellent adaptation of a fabulous family game.
Good, hopefully will get better
Happy someone made a Qwirkle game app. I enjoy playing it and recommend it to others, but it has some minor issues.
There needs to be a “next game” button to move to the next unplayed online game. When you’re playing a bunch of online games the list gets long and some of the games are hidden; you can scroll down but it’s not obvious enough that you can, so some people forget the games that are out of sight.
There should be a way to turn off the opening move suggestion feature. Once you know how to play that’s just annoying.
It has one little glitch: if I’m playing online games and then move to local games it won’t let me start a new game. The board goes blank, no pieces. I have to close the game and reopen to start a new local game.
And finally, notifications don’t work for it.
Be Prepared to Get Angry
I love playing this game, and I’ve learned a lot playing this app. Let me start by saying I more often than not beat the robot on the average setting. However, a few things this app does that is very aggravating. First, it will sometimes give you the same shape/color, mostly in the beginning of the game, basically forcing you to trade or wait it out without making many points. Second, and it’s the most aggravating, is ruining a Qwirkle you’ve been patiently waiting for. By this I mean you’ll be sitting on a tile waiting for one to get a Qwirkle. This can go on for many, many turns. When you FINALLY get the tile you’ve been waiting for…especially if it’s a lot of points…the robot will pick just that precise time to ruin the Qwirkle. This hasn’t happened once or twice. It happens a LOT. Now, I know when playing with humans Qwirkles get ruined, but what is so irritating is that it waits until the turn right when you pick that tile. It’s not irritating because I’ll lose the game, but that it is obviously rigged to do this. The app obviously knows which tiles you have, what tiles are left, and which to give the robot so it can ruin your move at the precise time. And don’t bother playing the expert version. It gives all the good tile color/shape combos to the robot.
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- MINDWARE CORPORATION
- 156.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2013 Mindware
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.