Patchwork Doodle drops tiles for pens

March 4, 2019 - 6:35am

Patchwork Doodle is a new game by Uwe Rosenberg (known for Agricola, and A Feast For Oden). Rosenberg's original Patchwork, had players placing buttons and shaped, patch tiles on a 9x9, quilt grid, while the recently released Patchwork Express followed the same concept with a 7x7, quilt grid for 2 players, and simpler rules. Patchwork Doodle abandons the tiles and buttons in favor of paper and pens and a much larger grid to draw upon.

Each player receives a sheet of paper with game plans, a pen, and a random start card which depicts 1 of 10 different puzzle pieces. Over the course of 3 rounds, puzzle cards are drawn then laid in a circle between all players. After each round, dice is rolled, and players move a bunny character over the laid-out cards until it lands after the number of steps as indicated by the dice. That card is then removed, and players draw the puzzle shape, as represented by that card, on their sheet of paper. Each player also has 4 special actions which can be used through the game.

Patchwork Doodle supports 1-6 players, plays in about 20 mins, and is aimed at players aged 8+. It's expected to release in Germany in March of 2018. For more information, visit the Lookout Spiele product page.

Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games