The complete rules of Quin are represented on the Quin Key, a single 5″x11″ card, front and back (see below). 2 of these come in each set, so that new players can keep one by the board while they play. Everything you need to know to play is on these Keys. And here they are (beta), so feel free to download and explore them any way you’d like. The front of the Key goes over basic Setup, Capture & Totem Rules, as well as giving an overview of the anatomy of the Board.
Attached, download the .WAV edition, to listen like a podcast while you walk your dogs, or the Printer Friendly .PDF to print your own or keep on your phone.
The back of the Key is all about the 9 types of pieces. Each one has unique Movements, Powers, and Capture abilities to master. We’ve touched on them in some good detail on other parts of this site, and there are some helpful GIFs over HERE, or a good Playthrough Video over HERE, but the text of the Quin Key is the real deal, in total – every rule of the game is right here.
Now the ways these rules interact can become surprisingly complex and varied, so the game ships with an 80pg full color Strategy Guide, to walk you through everything step-by-step, as well as presenting numerous other play modes and strategic concepts. Quin is unlike any other game out there, so it may seem a tad like learning a language from space at first, but we assure you, get a few games in and it’ll seem almost too simple. That’s where the thing really opens up.
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