Blokus

Blokus is a very simple yet interesting game. 2-4 players face off against each other to be the last one remaining in this easy to learn game, which takes about 30 minutes.

Blokus is all about squares. The board is made up of a grid, in which players will place their own colour of tiles. Each tile has a unique shape made up of individual squares, like life-size pixels, but every player has the same set of unique tiles. The tiles of one colour can only be connected to the corner of another tile of the same colour, so players cannot put their tiles right next to their tiles that are already placed on the board, but can be placed beside other players’ tiles. The goal is to place your tiles strategically to block other players while keeping yourself safe from the other players’ advances. If a player can no longer fit any of their tiles on the board, they are eliminated. The winner is the player who has the least amount of tiles remaining.

I first played Blokus when I was about 8 years old. It was fun then and it’s fun now. This game has always been a part of family game night and, now that I’m older, it’s great to play with friends too. The simple rules but complex strategy and the pure competitiveness this game causes makes for an outstanding play. I recommend playing this games and would love to hear your thoughts on it.

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