“I think the artwork is fantastic! It’s colorful, it’s cute, and it’s really going to appeal to families, and because of its Hanukkah theme it’s going to have a market amongst people who might not have tried it otherwise, and I think that’s great. The game itself is really a pretty good filler, it really is, it’s just fun.”
“Light, fun, a cool different type of theme, I like Candle Quest and I recommend it.”
The DiceTower Review of Candle Quest by Tom Vasel
“Overall, we found Candle Quest to be a very enjoyable family game experience. It has appeal to all ages and every game is a bit different. There is both luck and strategy involved, but nothing complicated. It is the type of game that you want to play again and again, and that is a compliment that any game player likes to hear.”
Family Game Review: Candle Quest – Collect 8 Lit Candles to Win
"Candle Quest is a delightfully fast, light, and simple bidding game perfect for introducing children to the genre, as well as new family and casual gamers, while still offering some depth for experienced players to enjoy."
“Now, cutesy art aside, Candle Quest is not just for kids. It also works as a sophisticated filler – primarily because it’s also a game of hidden information.” “The illustrations are cute and imaginative. When my 6-year old daughter first spied the animated menorah on the box art, she immediately beamed, ‘I want to play the Beauty and the Beast game.’”
Let Your Lights Shine (A Review of Candle Quest)
"For us, Candle Quest really hit the sweet spot of a fun, easy to understand game which nonetheless rewarded careful planning."
Board Game Geek Review of Candle Quest by Cliff Churgin
“Candle Quest is fun, rewarding and a lot more family-friendly than the quest for body parts of the original.”
Drop that dreidel! A grotesque game that reinvented itself with cute Hanukkah candles
“Candle Quest is a gateway game with crossover appeal to non-gamers and easy for kids to play, but a real solid game for Eurogamers and adults.”
Theology of Games: An Interview with Yehuda Berlinger—Designer of Candle Quest