Patchwork Express: Piece Together a Quilt and Master the Art of Button Collecting!
Unleash your creativity and embark on an exciting quilting journey with Patchwork Express! Designed by renowned game designer Uwe Rosenberg, this fast-paced board game will challenge your strategic thinking and artistic skills. Piece together a smaller quilt, collect buttons, and become the master of button-filled fun!
Patchwork Express maintains the core gameplay of its predecessor, Patchwork, but with a smaller playing area and larger, less complex pieces. The game is designed for 2 players, making it an ideal choice for a captivating one-on-one competition. With a quick playing time of only 10 minutes, you can enjoy multiple rounds of Patchwork Express in a single gaming session.
The objective of the game is to build the most aesthetic and high-scoring patchwork quilt on your personal 7×7 game board. The game begins by laying out light-colored patches randomly in a circle, with a starting marker placed at a specific location. Each player receives buttons, which serve as the currency and points in the game.
On your turn, you have two options: purchase one of the three patches standing clockwise of the starting marker or pass. When purchasing a patch, you pay the button cost shown on the patch, move the starting marker to its location in the circle, and add the patch to your game board. Advance your time token on the time track according to the time shown on the patch. Carefully plan your moves to maximize your quilt’s potential and earn valuable button income.
Strategic decision-making is key in Patchwork Express. You must consider the button and time costs of each patch, manage your buttons effectively, and strategically place the patches on your board to avoid leaving any holes. If your time token overtakes or reaches the opponent’s token, you earn another turn. Otherwise, it’s your opponent’s chance to take the lead.
With its engaging gameplay and intuitive rules, Patchwork Express offers a delightful experience for both casual gamers and seasoned players. The absence of necessary in-game text makes it language-independent, allowing players from different backgrounds to enjoy the game together.
🔑 Key Benefits:
1. Fast-paced gameplay with quick rounds for immediate fun.
2. Easy-to-learn rules suitable for players of all ages (6+).
3. Strategic decision-making and spatial puzzle-solving.
4. Beautiful artwork and high-quality components.
5. Perfect for family game nights, couples, and quilting enthusiasts.
Get ready to dive into the world of quilting and button collecting with Patchwork Express. Unleash your creativity, outwit your opponent, and stitch together the most stunning quilt to become the button master!