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I love a good puzzle, and that’s exactly what Gearworks is. You’ll spend plenty of time trying to determine what other people can do, how to drop a card in just such a way that other players cannot play their own and block out certain color combinations. It’s difficult to wrap your mind around at first, but after a few plays, the intricacies start to become apparent. This is when the game really got its hooks in me.
Visually, the game looks fantastic, combining a fun steampunk aesthetic with colorful illustrations and chunky bits that are fun to manipulate. Card quality is solid and it’s easy to tell the difference between the items you’re playing with. For an inexpensive, small box game, Gearworks looks and feels good in your hands.
While the puzzle mechanics don’t sit well with everyone, the basic idea of the game is simple enough that it’s fairly accessible for new gamers. And it has a great solo mode that works perfectly for people who are puzzle-head gamers like myself.
Gearworks is a great game. It’s well produced, with beautiful components and artwork, clever mechanics and clearly laid out rules that work really well. I had a lot of fun playing this game, but recommend you avoid playing at the full four player count.