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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 10-20 minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Mirko Marchesi

Publisher(s): Gigamic

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Product Description

The abstract strategy game Quoridor is surprisingly deep for its simple rules. The object of the game is to advance your pawn to the opposite edge of the board. On your turn you may either move your pawn or place a wall. You may hinder your opponent with wall placement, but not completely block him off. Meanwhile, he is trying to do the same to you. The first pawn to reach the opposite side wins.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Mirko Marchesi

  • Publisher(s): Gigamic

  • Year: 2016

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Time: 10 - 20 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Est. time to learn: Under 5 minutes

  • Weight: 1,020 grams

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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.5 in 4 reviews

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by scott williams
I love this game
February 15, 2008

This is one of my favorite games. I like the way complexity can arise out of simplicity. As for people looking for strategies, i have quite a lot to say so I'll only give one. on your first turn go to the right (or left, your preference) until there is one space separating you from the edge. then set up a corridor parallel to your direction of movement and next to your piece so that you are enclosed. continue this process until there is an enclosed path directly to your win. this should take up 8 turns. now you can use the rest of your quoridors and not worry about being blocked.

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Quoridor strategy
August 10, 2006

Quoridor is quite a complex game: Determining one's next move is nearly always non-trivial. Basic questions are unanswered, e.g., how does one defend against move copying?

I would love to see a robust treatment of Quoridor strategies. I did see one master's thesis on it but it was more a rehash of game theory than insight into Quoridor. For example, while the number of moves to win is important in the last stages, the number of possible paths a player has seems to be a key success factor (the fewer possible paths the better).

In particular I seek a book on Quoridor like Paul Magriel's Backgammon. Any suggestions or pointers are appreciated.

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Surprisingly Strategic
November 06, 2004
Quoridor has quickly become one of my favorite games. It's quick to play, which easily allows for a couple rematches in a short amount of time. I've found that after one or two games, new players have a good understanding to compete against the most experienced players. Most people, including myself, initially look at Quoridor as a game that's going to be too simple to be fun, but that's just not the case. I highly recommend Quoridor for people who like games like Chess, Cathedral, and Othello.
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