Blokus is an abstract strategy game known for its simple rules and deep strategic gameplay. It features colorful Tetris-shaped pieces that players aim to place on the board.

Gameplay Overview

  • Piece Placement: Players must place their pieces on the board such that each piece touches at least one corner of their other pieces.
  • Board: The game is played on a 400-square board.
  • Game Pieces: Each player has a set of 21 pieces in one of four colors: red, green, blue, or yellow. The sets include a variety of shapes, ranging from a single square to complex five-square configurations.
  • Objective: The goal is to place as many of your pieces on the board as possible.
  • Solitaire Variation: There's a solitaire mode where a single player attempts to place all of their pieces in one session.


Blokus offers a compelling blend of simplicity and strategic depth, making it appealing to both casual players and strategy enthusiasts. The unique placement rule – connecting pieces only at the corners – creates a challenging puzzle that evolves with each move. The game encourages forward-thinking and spatial reasoning, making each round both engaging and intellectually stimulating. Whether playing competitively or alone, Blokus is a captivating experience that combines the joy of puzzle-solving with strategic planning.

Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

  • 2 - 4 Players
  • 20 Minutes
  • 7+ years old
  • Easy to learn

We like Blokus so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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