QB8™ took over six years of development and testing. It has been tested by well over 100 people and so far, EVERY SINGLE PLAYER SAID THEY LIKE QB8™ AND WOULD BUY IT! In 2013 it was entered in the Minnesota Inventors Congress Invention and Idea Show competition. QB8™ is the ONLY toy, or game, to ever win this competition in its 58 year history. After winning that competition, a patent application was submitted for the main game piece - a cube (pictured right) and a Design Patent was issued in 2014 by the United States Patent and Trademark office.
QB8™ is an engaging game of balancing the accumulation and retention of game cubes. Each cube displays one of four colors AND a number between one and six. In order to win, a player must be in possession of exactly two cubes each of all four colors AND where all eight numbers on those cubes, when added together, total exactly 28. You must only have eight cubes in your possession to win.
It's not as difficult as it sounds but it does require some concentration and some playing strategy. The goal of each turn is to acquire a game cube. While that's not guaranteed, the rules make it pretty easy to accomplish. At the end of each turn, a player is allowed to "discube" - or get rid of an unwanted cube - thus engaging in the act of balancing which cubes a player retains in their effort to obtain a winning combination of eight game cubes.
QB8 WORDS™ is a new version of QB8™ where the cubes have letters instead of numbers and the goal of the game is to get exactly two cubes each of all four colors AND where you then use the eight letters to make one eight letter word or two words where one of the words has at least three letters. The picture below shows a winning hand.