Blokus (pronounced "Block us"), is an abstract strategy game using geometric block shapes on a 20 x 20 game board with just one rule but endless possibilities.
Abstract Strategy with only 1 rule
Object of the Game
Goal: The player with the lowest number of squares remaining wins.
You place your various geometric Tetris-like shapes on the game board with only like-colored corners touching one another.
Each player strives to fit as many of the 21 pieces on the board. Pieces may be placed adjacent to other colors as long as you follow the one rule of "corners-only" touching for your color.
The game ends when all players may not lay down any of their pieces.
Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this - not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way.
- Romans 14:13
Basic information for this game is provided here to be used as a guide and may differ from the game box recommendations. These ratings are based on averages from thousands of players in the gaming community.
The Complexity rating is comprised of a combination of attributes related to game-play difficulty and game rule understanding. The scale ranges from 1 to 5, with 1 = easy and 5 = difficult.
2 - 4; Best = 4
Area enclosure, tile placement
An abstract strategy and territory building game
Romans 14:13 - Do not put a stumbling block in a brother's way.
Problem-solving, spatial thinking, logic, geometry, creativity
Blokus: How to Play
A 1:00 instructional video explaining the game-play
An 2:58 review video