These are the 21 Blokus game pieces. As we mentioned, some of those pieces might look strangely familiar to Tetris fans. Sound easy? Consider that there are only a certain number of legal placements.
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These are the 21 Blokus game pieces. As we mentioned, some of those pieces might look strangely familiar to Tetris fans. Sound easy? Consider that there are only a certain number of legal placements. The game is always played in order of blue, yellow, red and green turns, no matter what, and play proceeds clockwise.
Start by placing a piece in the corner of your choice -- note that one square unit of your inaugural game piece must actually cover the corner square of the board. Your fellow players will then do the same with their respective corners.
On each subsequent turn, each player will strategically place his or her Blokus pieces on the board. Two rules govern placement of pieces: You must position your piece so that it touches another piece of your same color.
When all the players have been foiled, the game is over. Count up all the squares on the board for a point each and then subtract your unused squares from that total. If you were some kind of amazing Blokus genius and placed all 21 squares, good for you: You get 15 extra points!
If you were even more amazing and managed to use the single square on your very last turn? Add another five points to that You, my friend, are a Blokus champ.
Variations for Blokus
The playing order stays the same: blue, yellow, red, and then green. One team controls the blue and red pieces, and the other team controls the yellow and green pieces. At the end of the game, each team calculates its score by adding the scores of its members. The winners are the players of the team with the highest score. One-player Brain Teaser Eighty-four - Play as four separate players in a standard four-player game with the aim of getting all 84 pieces on the board. Two Players The playing order stays the same: blue, yellow, red, and then green.
Blokus Board Game Rules: How do you play Blokus?
Blokus Junior[ edit ] Blokus Junior is targeted at younger children. There are 12 unique pieces. Each player gets two of each kind, 24 in total. The game also comes with a set of sheets with single-player puzzles, which show positions in which the player needs to connect two pieces following standard Blokus rules. There is also a major rule change; instead of being required to place pieces so they touch corner-to-corner, a piece must be placed such that it touches a face of another piece of the same color. Also, a player placing a piece cannot do so if it would create any empty space underneath any part of the piece.
Blokus Game Rules
The Blokus board is a grid of equal sized squares in 20 rows and 20 columns. The polyomino game pieces are composed of one to five squares arranged in a multitude of patterns. There are five different kinds of polyomino featured in Blokus, each with one to five individual squares. Single square pieces are called monominoes. Double square pieces are called dominoes, a word and shape you probably recognize.
How Blokus Works
Components a board with 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. The order of play is as follows: blue, yellow, red, green. The first piece played by each player must cover one of the starting points indicated by the triangle symbol see figure 2.