Fun for both kids and adults, Blokus is a strategy board game that challenges spatial thinking. Bright colors and simple rules make it ideal for ages five and up, but adults will certainly be engrossed by this unique and challenging game.
Not Your Average Board Game
Blokus encourages creative thinking and has received a Mensa award for promoting healthy brain activity. The goal of this game is for players to fit all of their pieces onto the board. When placing a piece it may not lie adjacent to the player's other pieces, but must be placed touching at least one corner of their pieces already on the board. The player who gets rid of all of their tiles first is the winner and strategic thinking helps as you block moves from your opponent. Blokus sometimes comes to an end because there are no more possible moves.
Four players make this abstract game especially fast and exciting; however, it can be just as fun for two or three players. Blokus has come up with a number of different ways to play the game to make it more thrilling when playing with less than four players. Draft Blokus allows a player to use more than one color and Reverse Blokus reverses the entire game so that the person who places the least amount of tiles on the board is the winner. It can even be played in a solitaire version when one player attempts to place all of their pieces in a single sitting. A game of Blokus typically lasts a 30 minutes. As a practical feature, raised edges on the board help keep the tiles in place and allow convenient clean-up. This game includes 84 pieces in four vibrant colors, an instruction guide, and one gameboard with 400 squares.
Blokus is simple to understand, but the game's complexity is revealed shortly after everyone begins to play. It can be addictive, even for those not normally into abstract games. Blokus is a catalyst for spatial thinking, as players form images in their mind before placing the pieces on the board. Children and adults can play together for hours of competitive family fun. As Europe's 2003 Game of the Year, Blokus is adored by many and even played in professional tournaments.
What's in the Box
84 pieces in four colors, gameboard with 400 squares, and an instruction guide.
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Customer Review: Blokus is a Blast
I purchased this toy for my nephew who is in the 2nd grade and quite smart. I wanted something educational and fun...and I really feel this toy hit the mark! He really loved it and so did the adults! Even my three-year-old daughter had fun "playing" with it following her own rules. I bought Blokus based largely on all the positive reviews I read online and the fact that it has won a ton of awards, including one from Mensa. The game is made up of a basic base and many many small game pieces...all of which seem fairly durable since they are made of plastic.
Customer Review: This game rocks!
We have three children ages 11, 7 and 6 and love to play games. As a teacher, I am always looking for games that are open ended and build on strategy. This is a superior game, I love it and think it is appropriate for ages 4 (if you have an experienced game player) and up! My husband and I play without the kids too. If you are looking for a great game, that won't run out of excitement, this is your pick!