Patchwork is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. In the past, it was a way to make use of leftover pieces of cloth to create clothing and quilts. Today, patchwork is a form of art, in which the designers use precious fabrics to create beautiful textiles. The use of uneven pieces of fabric in particular can result in real masterpieces and is therefore being practiced by a large number of textile artists. To create a beautiful quilt, however, requires effort and time, but the available patches just do not want to fit together. So choose your patches carefully and keep a healthy supply of buttons to not only finish your quilt, but to make it better and more beautiful than your opponent‘s.
"Patchwork is a fantastic and relaxing two-player only game, in which you are trying to collect buttons, situate new patches onto your quilt grid (hopefully leaving as few empty spaces as possible), and advance your time token to the finish space. This game is a great unwinding game for couples who like to compete but not in an aggressive fighting game. One of the most interesting mechanics of the game is how turns are taken. Rather than going one at a time consistently, whomever is in last place on the time track takes a turn, and someone can be in last place for several turns depending on how you strategize. The actions you can take on your turn are also fairly straightforward. You may either advance your time token and receive buttons (buttons count as part of your final score at the end) or you can take and place a patch on your quilt. There are several parts to placing a patch, but they are easy to grasp after going through the process once.
Who is the game for? Any couple looking for a game that is both relaxing and engaging. The way you arrange your quilt and how you space your turns contains enough strategy to be satisfying but not overwhelming."
20-30 minutes play time
8+ years old