Timberdoodle’s Quixo Review

I have a fun strategy game to share with you today from Timberdoodle, Quixo.  Quixo is manufactured by Gigamic and is a 2-4 player game geared for ages 8 and up.  Each game is ~ 15 minutes or less.

What's included in our game?  Our game included one board, 25 pyrographed wooden cubes (blank side, x side and o side), a cloth bag and the game rules.

This gameboard is a round wooden disc that has a central square platform cut out that holds the cubes for play.  It's a nice mahogany color.

The wooden blocks are durable and easy to grab.

Above you can see the different sides of the blocks, every block features both symbols and blanks.

Game Set-up for play

How do you play?

All of the blocks are placed in the center of the gameboard with the blank sides showing for every cube.  A player picks a cube from the perimeter of the board, changes it to their respective symbol and places it on the opposite end of the row or column which it came from, which will shift the entire row or column.  It can not be placed into the same position that it was picked up from.  The next player goes and so on until one of the players gets 5-in-a-row of their symbol for the win, think of tic-tac-toe.  I want to note that blocks in the central area (the middle 9) can never be taken to make a move, only blocks from the perimeter.  Also, players can choose a blank block or one that features their symbol to move but they may never take a block with their opponent's symbol to make a move.  Players will have to think strategically and play both offense and defense to win this game.  How do you play with 4 players?  You just form 2 teams and each player for each team takes turns.

A and C were the first ones to play.

Thinking about their strategies

Playing D


I love that this is a super fun game that pretty much anyone can play.  It's quick and you learn a lot every time you play.  I feel like there is so much learned from trial and error and after playing a few times you really start developing your strategies.

Check out the video below to see more about Quixo.

Quixo is currently included in Timberdoodle's 4th grade curriculum kit.  The kids really like this game.  It is super easy to play, it's short and it's fun!  I love that it helps them develop strategic thinking skills in a different and fun way.  Quixo is a hit in our home!

Disclosure:  Huge shout out to Timberdoodle for selecting me as a Timberdoodle Blogger.  I received Quixo in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.