Patchwork is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. In the
past, it was a way to make use of leftover pieces of cloth to create clothing and quilts. Today, patchwork is a
form of art, in which the designers use precious fabrics to create beautiful textiles. The use of uneven pieces of
fabric in particular can result in real masterpieces and is therefore being practiced by a large number of textile
On a turn, a player either purchases one of the three patches standing clockwise of the spool or passes. To purchase a patch, you pay the cost in buttons shown on the patch, move the spool to that patch's location in the circle, add the patch to your game board, then advance your time token on the time track a number of spaces equal to the time shown on the patch. You're free to place the patch anywhere on your board that doesn't overlap other patches, but you probably want to fit things together as tightly as possible. If your time token is behind or on top of the other player's time token, then you take another turn; otherwise the opponent now goes. Instead of purchasing a patch, you can choose to pass; to do this, you move your time token to the space immediately in front of the opponent's time token, then take one button from the bank for each space you moved.
2 Players aged 8+