Quartino is an abstract strategy game about building color combinations. Be the first to clear your hand by creating the right pattern on the board and you’re the winner.
Why play Quartino?
Quartino has very simple rules but creates complex situations which demand forward thinking, spatial awareness, and sustained focus. However, there is just enough luck to allow for unexpected twists and keep players on their toes!
How to play Quartino?
Each player randomly draws four color combination cards. Players take turns placing stones on the game board. Whoever completes all color combinations of their cards on the board is the winner.
Quartino has a wide target audience of all players who enjoy fast abstract games. Its simple rules allow even non-players to enjoy the game from the very beginning, but the potential complex strategies predestine the game to be great for tournaments of experienced players.
We surely do not want to spoil all the possible game strategies but we think you might appretiate a few tips for the start:
The game center is crucial. It's certainly worth fighting for it.
The third stone in a staple is the most stable one.
The 13th stone in the game is often the one deciding the game.
Coincidence in the game can be almost eliminated.
For a full strategic experience we recommend to play Quartino 1 against 1 or a team version.
For advanced players we can recommend a three-round duel. After each round, all cards are dealt for a minute so that both players can view, remember, and then hide them again. In the third round, the best players count the opponent's cards with the elimination method and find their way to victory more easily. Can you do it?
However, if you are looking for an easy breakout game where attention is important only when you are on the move, play Quartino in three to six players. It is a completely different dimension of the game, in which you can even a little innocently harm opponent's target combinations, but mainly you will have even more fun.
Do you have any questions regarding the strategy in Quartino? Did you reveal any new trick? Do you think there is no defense against any strategy? Write us on, contact you can find on www.lorisgames.cz