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The objective of Quoridor is to advance your pawn to the opposite end of the board. With each turn, you’re faced with a decision: move your pawn or place a wall to hinder your opponent. The first pawn to the other side wins. But don’t be fooled by this Mensa Select Winner’s simple rules. The strategic thinking, planning and problem solving skills needed to master Quoridor are enough to make corporate takeover geniuses salivate. This fast-paced strategy game will have you playing round after round, learning from trial and error, and developing your strategy as you go.
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The Idea

Advance your pawn to the opposite side of the board while hindering your opponent.

The Brains

Challenging executive function of the frontal cortex improves problem solving.

The A-Ha

While you can't block your opponent, you can make their path to victory very difficult.

Brain Health Expert Says

Challenge executive function of the frontal cortex improving problem solving. This can release a neuroprotective agent to slow the progression of Alzheimers.


Major Fun Keeper, Mensa Mind Game Award 1997, Toy Award Belgique, Spelgut Deutschland, Game of the Year USA, Game of the Year France, Parents Choice Award, Mensa Top 5 Best Games, Best Bet of Toy Testing Council Canada, Prix d'Excellence Des Consommateurs Quebec

The Brain Coach Says

Quoridor has always been one of my all-time favorite games at Marbles. There's something about the simplicity of the strategy that keeps me wanting to play it over and over again.

Product Details

Brain Category
warningsCHOKING HAZARD- small parts not meant for children under 3 years old
Recommended Age8+
Inside the Box
  • 1 board
  • 20 wooden fences
  • 4 wooden pawns
  • 1 cloth bag
  • Rules of the game
DepartmentCritical Thinking
# of Players2

Customer Reviews

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Great game


I came across this game in the store where the clerk asked if I would like to play. I was instantly sold. Simple rules but still a great strategy game. My friends and I have added a 20 sided dice(die) to add a little bit of luck and randomness. This is how we play.All die values on the die represent a single turn except the following.1 = loss of turn10 = lets you move your opponents pawn or set one of their own walls against them.20 = bonus moves. You get 2 moves instead of one. In any combination. Such as move your pawn 2 spaces, move your pawn 1 space and opponents pawn 1 space, move opponent pawn once and use one of their walls against them. etc. Its really fun to screw your opponent with 2 moves. Lots of frustration and excitement will be had.The die really adds a dynamic side to the game.

I wish I have one!!!


I cannot review this item yet because the ones I bought (2) were Birthday presents. As soon as I have my own, I will send you a review that for sure will be great. For now I love the wooden board and pieces quality, the chalenge looks good and the price is affordable. Just to send this comment out, I will give the ratings even when I don't own the game.

Simple rules, yet extremely challenging


There are just 5 easy rules. Yet, it is awesomely challenging to win against a skilled opponent when you have to decide whether to advance, block your opponent or strategically shape your own path. The game moves quickly and it's never the same twice. Definitely a battle of minds.

So simple, yet impossible to master. Incredibly addictive and fun


Love it. Strategy never felt so good.
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How To Play

How to Play:

Each player gets a pawn and ten gates. The pawns start on opposite sides of the board. In turn, players can choose whether they want to move their pawn one space up, down, left, or right (no diagonals); or place a gate somewhere on the board. Pawns have to maneuver around the gates with the goal of getting to the other side of the board. Pawns cannot be trapped by the gates - they have to be left with at least one way to get to the other side.

How to Win:

The first player to get to the opposite side of the board is the winner.

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