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.
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.
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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!