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Board Game Collection: Blokus

A guide to information about the University of Idaho's board game collection and the the games that are a part of it

Blokus

Blokus box

Blokus (officially pronounced "Block us") is an abstract strategy game with transparent, Tetris-shaped, colored pieces that players are trying to play onto the board. The only caveat to placing a piece is that it may not lie adjacent to your other pieces, but instead must be placed touching at least one corner of your pieces already on the board.

There is a solitaire variation where one player tries to get rid of all the pieces in a single sitting.

Players 

2-4 

Time 

20 min 

Theme 

Territory building 

Mechanics 

Enclosure, Grid coverage, Hand management, Tile placement 

Catalog

How to play Video

Rules of play PDF