Gearworks box for retail edition
Gearworks components laid out neatly on playmat
Gearworks components laid out on table
Person playing gear card into grid during game of Gearworks
Person placing a part they collected on their mechanical butterfly contraption in Gearworks
Person turning gear token after playing card in Gearworks


Regular price $24.99 Sale price$15.00 USD Save $9.99

NOTE: This product has 2 versions. See the exclusive Deluxe edition.

Sudoku meets steampunk! Solve a clockwork puzzle & build fantastical contraptions.
   1-4        30-45 min        10+
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Features: Hand management, area control
  • Puzzle-style card game that is easy to teach
  • Beautiful artwork and components bring the steampunk world to life
  • Game designed by our own Kirk Dennison

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.

Gearworks components laid out neatly on playmat

For fans of:

Sudoku and classic card games

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?

Note: Playmat sold separately.

Reviews of Gearworks

"Gearworks is a very sharp little puzzle of a game. It plays very fast and is surprisingly weighty."

Rahdo Runs Through
Richard Ham

"Gorgeously crafted, fun thematic artwork, and fun strategic gameplay make it a recommend from us."

Tabletop Worldwide
Jerry McGahagin

"Gearworks is a slick, satisfying card-driven area control game. Definitely staying in my collection!

Eric Slone from Rolling with the Beard
Rolling with the Beard
Eric Slone

"The strategy in this is deep y'all! Definitely check it out if you're looking for a good solo game!"

The Board Game Garden
Jenna Beasley
  • Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 2"
  • Weight: 1.0 lbs
  • Release date: Sep 2018


  • Design: Kirk Dennison
  • Illustration: Sheryl Chieng, Yoma
  • Graphic Design: Yoma
  • ​Development: Kirk Dennison
  • Publisher: PieceKeeper Games


  • 80 Cards
  • 27 Parts Tokens
  • 20 Wooden Sparks
  • 9 Gear Tokens
  • 1 Rulebook

There are no expansions for Gearworks.

  • Promo Card (1) - extra tinkerer character to add variety
  • Playmat
  • Wood Gears

You can enjoy Gearworks on the following digital platforms:

How to Play

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.

Person placing a part they collected on their mechanical butterfly contraption in Gearworks
Tinkerer named Wyatt with a completed Time Machine contraption in Gearworks
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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