Toys Bulletin originally reviewed “Quoridor” in 2014 (see our review from 24 March 2014), and we were impressed enough to name it one of our “Best of 2014.” Now, there is a special edition of this fine game with some very appealing features for the younger crowd.
For those unfamiliar with “Quoridor,” it is a game for 2-4 players, where competitors must move their player pieces from their side of the board to the other side before their opponent does the same. On each turn, a player has the option to move his playing piece or place a fence anywhere on the board, which can effectively block his opponent from moving forward, thus hindering his travel across the board. Player moves can be in any direction, but only one square at a time. The fence pieces can be placed horizontally or vertically, and are large enough to block two squares at a time. The only rule that has to be followed is that there must always be at least one open path to the other side. In other words, players cannot run a fence line straight across the board making it impossible to get to the other side.