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Line up 3 cards with matching background colour, edge colour or technology to win!

Components Edit

  • 27 tiles
  • 27 cards - split the 54 card deck in two sets (Green/Yellow/Black edges and Red/White/Blue edges) and use 1 set for a game

Setup Edit

Place the tiles face down to make 3 boards that is each a 3x3 grid.

  • Sort the 27 cards in groups of 9 by background colour (Beige/Pink/Lime)
  • Make rows by edge colour (Green/Yellow/Black or Red/White/Blue)
  • Make columns by symbols of each technology (Lumber Mill / Oil Pump / Sewing Machine.
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Fig. 1: Lumber Mill, Oil Pump, Sewing Machine - Game setup

The starting player is decided by the player that last cut wood, pumped oil or sewed cloth.

Play Edit

  • On your turn, the player to your right selects one of the cards and gives it to you.
  • Place the card on a free tile on any of the 3 boards, and check if you won.
  • If you didn't win, the turn passes clockwise. In other words, select a card and give it to the player on your left.
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Fig. 2: Lumber Mill, Oil Pump, Sewing Machine - Game play. It's the beginning of the 3rd turn in a 2-player game. Player 1 has given the bottom card (Yellow edge, Beige background, Sewing Machine) to Player 2 for placement.

Winner Edit

A player wins immediately when placing a card that completes a 3-in-a-row with matching background colour, edge colour or technology. If there is no 3-in-a-row when all 27 cards have been placed, the game is a tie.

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Fig. 3: Lumber Mill, Oil Pump, Sewing Machine - Game end. Player 2 has placed the bottom left card on the right hand 3x3 board (Yellow edge, Lime background, Oil Pump) and won instantly by creating a row of three cards with Lime Background colour.

Designer's comment for 3 or 4 players Edit

  • Quarto is designed as a 2-player game, but in my experience it works well with 3 players also - with a completely different strategy since you can't just force the next player to give you a winning pawn. In Quarto, you play on a single 4x4 grid board using 16 pawns with 4 different attributes that have 2 values each (hort/tall, square/round, solid/hollow and light/dark)).
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