Vox Republica 151: A Qwixx Episode

Episode 151

Length: 48:54

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DESCRIPTION: This week, Erin and Ryan recover from their giant Gen Con episode by reviewing…probably one of the smallest games they have – Qwixx! They also talk about BFiG and some prototypes!



QUICK TOPICS – (21:48):

  • The Boston Festival of Indie Games is coming up on September 23rd. We’ll be there playing games and presenting an award. If you’re in the Boston Area, swing by and say hello!

REVIEW – (26:16):

  • Qwixx is a small, speedy roll-and-write game from Gamewright. Over the course of about 15-20 minutes, 2-5 players take turns rolling dice and crossing numbers off their player sheets, but there’s still a bit of strategy involved. A little bit. If you choose the wrong numbers to scratch out, you’re doomed to lock yourself out of valuable options down the road. If you play too conservatively, though, you’re going to struggle to keep up. We build up a consensus on who this accessible, portable dice chucking game and who should roll on to other things instead.

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A standard Qwixx scorepad, with Red and Yellow in ascending numerical order and Blue and Green in descending order

With this dice roll, any player may choose to cross out a six on any of their four tracks

The active player chooses to pair the 2 white die with the blue die and crosses out Blue 6

A player’s final score of 88 points


PLUGS – (48:22):

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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.