Patchwork

Designer: Uwe Rosenburg

Artwork:  Grzegorz Kobiela

Theme:  So many pieces of cloth and patches of leather lying around - time to make a beautiful quilt out of them!  This requires significant effort and time though and a steady supply of buttons.  The player who picks the best patches and combines them most skilfully into a patchwork quilt wins the game.


Game Information

  • Play Time:  15 minutes
  • Player Count:  2
  • Ages:  8+
  • Complexity of Rules:  Low
  • Setup Time:  Low
  • Replay Value:  Medium/High
  • Direct Conflict:  None  

How It Plays

  • Game Mechanics:  This is an economic, tile placement game.  Players take turns buying different shaped fabric pieces and adding them to their patchwork quilt player board.  Buttons are used as currency as well as game points and are earned as the players time marker passes button symbols on the central time board.
  • Turn Summary:
    1. The player whose time marker is behind or on top takes one of the following 2 actions:
      • Purchase one of the 3 fabric tiles in front of the neutral pawn by paying the button cost shown on the tile.  Move the neutral pawn forward to fill the space where the tile had been.  Place the purchased tile on the player board, rotating or flipping as desired.  Move the player time marker forward by the time amount shown on the tile.
      • Instead of purchasing a tile, a player may move their time marker 1 space in front of the other player's and take buttons from supply equal to the spaces moved.
    2. If the player's time marker passes over one of the single patchwork squares during their turn, they take the square and add it to their quilt board.
    3. If the player's time marker passes over one of the button symbols, they add up the total button symbols on their assembled quilt and take that many buttons from supply.
    4. The first player's to complete a 7 X 7 square within their quilt board takes the 7 point bonus scoring tile.
  • Game End:  The game ends when both player's time tokens reach the central space.
  • Victory:  Players add up their buttons including those on the 7 point bonus tile.  2 points are subtracted for each open space left on a player's quilt board.  The player with the most points wins.

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