Board Game Arena tournaments

I would like to invite everyone here to participate to the Quoridor tournaments on Board Game Arena. There’s already a lot of players on there, but it seems the best players are not participating, which is really too bad. Of course, I enjoy winning (who doesn’t?), but it would be better for the community and…

Game Review – Hidden Costs

Counting is important in Quoridor, especially midgame, after openings have been survived, players have moved some, and the shape of the final path is coming into definition. We have all had that close game.Walls are flying down, attacks, responses, and the two pawns quickly get locked into a shared path. You are ahead, just a…

Openings – The Sidewall

The Opening After your oponent’s first step forward, place a vertical wall next to your opponent’s pawn. Notice the wall does not block the back of your opponent’s board. Here is where this opening will usually lead to when used against opponents unfamiliar with the play. Black’s move, and White is down 5 walls to 10.…

Escaping the Quoridor “Fool’s Mate.”

I’ve been playing a lot of beginners lately, for whatever reason. I find that most beginners fall to a simple strategy. The reason why beginners lose easily is because they keep attacking and fail to defend, which means that they cannot adapt to any change. If you look at the good openings, the one thing…