So the other day, I happened to have some rare time on my hands and wandered into Game Parlor Chantilly, my favorite local game store. I really didn't expect to buy anything but had my eyes open - and spotted Qwirkle Cubes, a game by the same designer and publisher that I'd heard of but never thought to look for. I snatched it up, secured my purchase, and whisked it home to try it out.
The scoring in Qwirkle reminds me of basketball from the standpoint that the final scores are very high and usually close. Tonight was no exception: I won with 125 points, followed by Kathy with 122 and our son scoring a respectable 116 in his first game.
I can see Qwirkle Cubes quickly becoming a family favorite, perhaps even retiring the original SdJ-winning Qwirkle to the shelf for a while.