Water Works Game

Water Works Game Rules

How To Play Water Works (Instructions)

2 - 5
Play Time
30 MIN


Waterworks, the family game let's you become the plumber and have a chance to put pipes wherever you want. Find a way to connect the faucet with a spout, it's a competition to be the first to get this done. Are you going to work on your own pipes or are you going to try to sabotage your opponents?

You and your opponents can create distractions by putting leaky pipes on each others pipelines. Too bad these leaks have to be finished before you can keep building. Waterworks will have you doing your best to build your pipeline before your opponents, while trying to slow them down. Check out Waterworks for a fun game and do your best to be the master plumber.


The game Water Works should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • The Water Works Equipment Consists Of A Deck Of 110 Pipe Cards
  • 1 Bathtub Card Tray And 10 Metal Wrenches The Deck Contains 3 Kinds Of Pipe: Copper
  • Which Can Never Leak; Lead
  • Which Is Vulnerable To Leaks
  • Lead Which Is Already Leaky There Are 6 Different Shapes Of Each Of The 3 Kinds Of Pipe Waterworks Also Comes With The Official Rules And Instructions Sheet


How to Win
The object of the game is to be the first player to form a continuous pipeline (with no leaks) between his faucet valve card and his spout card.
How to Win


Please keep in mind that the official Water Works rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Water Works. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.


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Human Question:
Which game starts with the same letter as Mancala: Chess, Uno, Monopoly, Battleship or Rummycube

Barbara says:

Is it against the rules to fix another player’s leaky pipe?
Valerie says:

We picked up the newer version of this game but I'm assuming the rules are the same. Fun to play with your family and even younger kids. Water works is a game wet like to take on vacation since it's quick and easy to store. We've even had a few people stop us and ask what game we're playing.
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