Q-Bitz is great family game that combines visual dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination with fierce competition, It’s suitable for from everyone from ages 3 and up (though the recommended age is 8 years and up) because the rules are so simple.
Each round requires the use of different skills, this way, It makes it more challenging to become an all-round master and it also means that people will have advantages over certain tasks which keeps games interesting and balanced.
The game is played for 9 rounds overall (3 sets of 3 rounds)
This round is all about speed, each player has to assemble their blocks to match the pattern that is on the Q-Bitz card, the fastest player keeps that card for later. this round is perfect for those players that can manipulate shapes in their mind to solve the puzzle and for those that have quick hands to position the pieces quickly.
This round adds luck into the equation, while you all still have to re-create the pattern that is on the Q-Bitz card you are not able to change any of the symbols that are on the dice (At least not freely anyway), before you flip the card over each player rolls all their dice (Remember, For this round, you can only use the face of the dice that are facing upwards), the card is then flipped and play begins, You all then race to recreate the pattern that is on the card (Like before) but if you can’t recreate anymore of the pattern with dice you have left, you have to re-roll your remaining dice and carry on (Play does not stop while you re-roll!)
Fastest to finish the pattern with the new rule in place takes the card for later.
This is perfect those that have the ability to adapt to constantly changing symbols while keeping calm under pressure.
This round is the toughest of all. The rules follow the same as round one (Which means you don’t have to roll the dice this time). However, the players have to recreate the pattern from memory. Start the round by flipping the card over to reveal it, everyone has 10 seconds to study the card before it is turned back over at which point you all then start to reconstruct the pattern. speed isn’t as much of a problem with this round because it ends when everyone has finished their grid. The person who matches the grid exactly wins the card of that round (If there are multiple perfect matches then the fastest player wins).
If no one matches the card perfectly then it’s the person who matches the most cubes that wins the card.
After the game has been played (Round 1, 2 then 3. x 3 times) you count up the cards that you’ve been keeping aside, the player with the most cards is the winner who then has bragging rights as the person with the strongest mind power and quickest hands
The product’s approximate dimensions: 26cm x 26cm x 3.9 cm
Recommended age: 8+ years
*Please note that this product is not suitable for children under the age of 3 years due to parts that are small enough to be considered a choking hazard.