Rating: 6.5 Good
Popularity:18
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2000
Players: 2-4 players
Playing time: 20 minutes
Age:5+

Created by: Bernard Tavitian, Alan D. Hoch

Published by: Alary Games, Beverly Enterprises, Inc., danspil

Alternate Names: Blokus Giant, Giant Blokus, ブロックス, 格格不入, 블로커스

Description:

Blokus, pronounced as "block us", is an abstract strategy board game for 2-4 players, created by Bernard Tavitian.

The game is played on a 20x20 square board and each player has to fit as many of their tetris-shaped pieces on the board as possible.

Each player start to place a piece in their own corner. A new piece must be placed so that it touches at least one piece of the same color, with only corner-to-corner contact allowed.

The game is over when all players are blocked from placing new pieces and then the scores are calculated based on the number of squares player's pieces take on the board. When a player could place all his pieces, he can receive 20 bonus points.

This game develops logic and spatial perception and tactical skills.

Blokus was first published in 2000 by Sekkoïa.

Prices:
Retail Price:$21
Amazon:$19
Ebay:$18
Awards:
Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee 2005
Årets Spel Best Family Game Winner 2004
Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Winner 2003
Mensa Select Winner 2003
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Game Components

  • a board of 400 squares
  • 84 pieces in four different colors (21 pieces per color).

    Each of the 21 pieces for a color is of a different shape.There are: 1 piece of only one square, 1 piece of two squares, 2 pieces of three squares, 5 pieces of four squares, and 12 pieces of five squares.

Object of the game

Each player has to fit as many of his/her 21 pieces on the board as possible.

Game Play

Each player chooses a color and places that set of 21 pieces in front of his/her side of the board. The order of play is as follows: blue, yellow, red, green. …



This version of Blokus is the perfect strategy game for two! The simple rules take less than a minute to learn, yet the game has the depth to challenge both beginners and experts alike.

Components

  • 42 game pieces (two 21-piece sets of purple and orange).Note: Each set contains 21 pieces, each a different shape.

    Each set includes:

    • 1 one-square piece 5 four-square pieces

    • 1 two-square piece 12 five-square pieces

    • 2 three-square pieces

  • Game board with 196 squares.Note: The game board has two starting points.

Goal Of The Game

Each player has to fit as many of his/her 21 pieces on the board as possible. …



The exciting game of three-dimensional strategy!

Components

The game consists of the following parts:

  • rotating turntable with 100 squares.
  • 44 Blokus pieces in 4 colors.
  • 4 masks Each of the 11 pieces in a given color has a different shape.

Object Of The Game

Place your pieces so you have the most visible on top of the stack

Setup

1. Each player chooses a set of 11 pieces, all the same color.

2. Place the turntable on a flat surface.

3. Choose one of 4 masks corresponding to the structure A, B, C, or D (see fig. 5) and put it on the rotating turntable. …



Components

  • a board with 486 spaces

  • 88 pieces in four different colors (22 pieces of each color). Each of the 22 pieces is a different shape.

    There are: 1 piece with one triangle, 1 piece with two triangles, 1 piece with three triangles, 3 pieces with four triangles, 4 pieces with five triangles and 12 pieces with six triangles (see figure 1).

Goal Of The Game

Each player has to fit as many of his/her 22 pieces on the board as possible.

Game Play

Each player chooses a color and places that set of 22 pieces in front of his/her side of the board. The order of play is as follows: blue, yellow, red, green. …



Tips for Blokus Classic

  • At the beginning of the game, move towards the center of the board in order to take up a maximum amount of space.

    If you remain confined to the corner you start in, you will not be able to put down many pieces.

  • Try to place the largest pieces on the board at the beginning of the game. If you save them for the end of the game, there may not be space for them.

    Keep an eye on the corners of your pieces-make sure you have options for your next move. …




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