Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2003 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Educational Insights
Price: $29.95
The name of the game is pronounced "block us," which hints at the playing strategy. Players try to cover as much of the gameboard as possible by positioning tiles of their own color so they touch only diagonally at one or more corners, but never flat along any edge. Successful play requires a delicate balance between extending the reach of your own tiles, while simultaneously defending the territory already claimed and blocking the opponents from making incursions into areas you thought were safely yours. When no one can place any more tiles, the winner is the person whose pieces occupy the most spaces on the board.

Although Blokus is best with four players, there are rules for two or three, as well as one player brain teasers. You can try the game free at

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2003 Parents' Choice

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