Quartex is a great matching and thinking game with a twist. The 55 double-sided square tiles have ¼ of a shape on each corner yellow circle, purple cross, red square, and blue star. Each person draws five tiles from the draw bag and places them behind their shield (folded cardboard stand), out of their opponents' view. The youngest player places a tile on the table and then each player, in turn, has to play a tile that matches at the corners. When you complete one of the colored shapes by laying the 4th tile in the pattern, you get to take a token that matches that shape. The game ends when there are no tiles left to draw. Now for the twist count to see how many tokens are left in each of the four colored token piles; this is the amount that your tokens are worth. If there are 4 tokens left in the blue pile, each player who has blue tokens can count them for 4 points each. If there are no tokens left of a particular color, you get no points for those tokens. In this game you want to win a variety of colors, so be cautious about the shapes you complete.
Quartex™ is an award-winning and engaging new abstract strategy tile game for the whole family. A board game and puzzle in one.
Play your tiles by matching and placing them beside other tiles already in play. If your tile completes a four-corner shape, you earn a point token of that color. But here's the fun twist as the number of tokens collected increases, their value decreases. Sometimes, less is more.
Every time, you complete a shape and earn a token you can affect the score of every player at the table.
Because players decide where tiles are placed, the shape of every game of Quartex™ is unique! If you're ready to outsmart the competition in this challenging game of shape-building, grab a few friends and enter the Quartex™!
Quartex™ is the second title in CSE's line of strategic, easy-to-learn, family-oriented games developed by Toronto-native Tim W. K. Brown.
* 55 tiles
* 40 tokens
* 5 shields
* 1 velvet bag
* Illustrated instructions
* Counting and math
* Logical and critical decision making
* Pattern/color matching
* Visuo-spatial skills
* Hand/resource management
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