Patchwork express

quick quilting


Patchwork is a sophisticated area filling game in which you combine patch tiles to a quilt, each player has his own board for his personal quilt or blanket. Buttons are money to buy patches, but also victory points at the end; gaps in the blanket incur hefty penalties and the essential element of the game is the balance between collecting buttons and buying patches.

In Patchwork express, the simplified version of Patchwork, you play basically with the rules of Patchwork: The active player is the player last on the time track, he can be active several times in a row. The active player can advance and take buttons or add patches and advance. For taking buttons you place the time marker on the case in front of the opponent and take a button for each case that you crossed. To acquire a patch, you put the pawn on the patch, pay the price and put the patch on your quilt board. The time track provides special patches - six leather patches that you receive when crossing or entering the respective cases - and scorings for buttons on patches on the quilt board. When both time markers have reached the finish, you score buttons on patches minus empty cases on the quilt board. In this version, the blue patches come into play, when only five patches are left, and are placed behind the pawn. The 7x7 special tile and its bonus do not appear in Patchwork express .

No patchwork, but a well-made simplified version of the mechanisms from Patchwork - the time/turn mechanism and the balance buttons versus patches provide a challenging game for casual gamers.


Players: 2

Age: 6+

Time: 30+

Designer: Uwe Rosenberg

Artist: atelier198

Price: ca. 18 Euro

Publisher: Lookout Spiele 2018


Genre: Area filling

Users: For families

Special: 2 players

Version: de

Rules: de en es nl pl

In-game text: no



Well-made adaptation

Central elements are in place

Very good for casual gamers


Compares to:

Patchwork, area filling games


Other editions:

999 Games (nl), Lacerta (pl), Lookout (en), Maldito Games (es)


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