Qwingo: Rank and Roll Dice Game
Subtitled "The Rank and Roll Dice Game," this one employs a little bit of strategy and a lot of luck! Each player starts with a score sheet with 5 symbols along the top. They write the numbers "10," "20," "30," "40," and "50" each in one column. But they have to plan carefully where to put them to leave room for other numbers that will be played (i.e. "10" should go near the top, "50" near the center, etc.). Then players take turns calling out a number between 1 and 100 and rolling the die. The die contains the 5 symbols and one "free" symbol. Players must enter the number called in that symbol's column, but they have to fit in numerical order with other numbers already in that column. If there is not a space for the number, they don't write it. Play continues until one player fills an entire column and wins! 2-5 players, game play is approximately 15 minutes. ~ Megan
It's the whimsical game of luck and quick decisions where everyone plays at once! Call out a number from 1 to 100 and roll the symbol die. Then all players write that number in the matching column on their score sheets. The key is that numbers must be placed in ascending order, so plot carefully or you'll get boxed out! Be the first to complete a column and you rank above the rest!
It's amazing how much fun can be had with just a few components. Such is the case with this simple to grasp, yet instantly engaging dice game from renowned designer, Heinz Meister. The thing that makes Qwingo stand apart from the crowd is the element of anticipation. From waiting for your next turn, to picking the right numbers, to hoping those numbers will line up with the icons you need, you'll find a surprising amount of suspense as you play. While the outcomes may not always match your expectation, we anticipate that you'll want to play again!