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Gearworks being played on table


Sudoku meets steampunk! Solve a clockwork puzzle & build fantastical contraptions.

1-4 Players | 30-45 Min | Ages 10+

Gearworks game in progress with cards and pieces on table

Gearworks is a strategy card game for 1-4 players where you compete to build fantastical steampunk contraptions. It is a puzzle-style game that evokes the feel of Sudoku and features a mix of hand management and area control.

All 3 Gearworks products on a table

Strategically position your gears to fix a mysterious clockwork machine in the corner of the workshop. Earn mechanical parts produced by the machine and use them to complete your own steampunk creations!

Will the other tinkerers sabotage your efforts or will you become the master tinkerer?




1) Play cards

There are two rules:

  • Column color – only one card of each color in a single column.

  • Row order – all numbers in a single row must be in either ascending or descending order.

2) Rotate gears

Claim columns and rows as your own – that is, until your opponents take them away from you!


You may even earn bonus sparks based on where you play your cards.


3) Collect parts & build

Take one part for each column and row that you still control at the end of the round.

Build contraptions for bonus points! You get one contraption each round, and may also buy more throughout the game.

4) Score points

At the end of three rounds, score points for contraptions you built, unused parts, and sparks.


The player with the most points becomes the master tinkerer!


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Retail Edition

  • 45 Gear Cards

  • 25 Contraption Cards

  • 4 Tinkerer Cards

  • 4 Reference Cards

  • 2 Solo Cards

  • 20 Wooden Sparks

  • 9 Gear Tokens

  • 27 Parts Tokens

  • 1 Rulebook (download in English)

Deluxe Edition

  • Upgrades Gear Tokens to wood

  • Adds 3 Contraption Cards

  • Adds plastic tray (fits sleeved cards)

  • Includes decorative box sleeve

Playmat sold separately 

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