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.
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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. The object is to build one of four different structures, each with its own placement limitations: the Tower, Wall, Steps, and Pyramid. Players attempt to place their blocks such that at the end of the game, when the structure is viewed from above, their color has the most squares showing. Released in December , Blokus World Tour was similar to the board game version of Blokus, but also featured 16 AI opponents, music and sound effects, and multiple game modes, including a tour mode, quick play, and Blokus Challenges.
Mattel suspended the online game on May 18, , stating it did not meet its playability standards. A Gameloft developed version of Blokus was released for iPhone , iPod touch , and iPad in April , featuring the Classic and Duo versions of the game, local and online multiplayer gameplay, and single player tournament mode.
Currently, the officially licensed Blokus app is developed by Magmic , and is available for iPhone , iPod touch , and iPad. There is also some open source software based on the same concept of polyominoes as blokus does, for example Blokish ,  Blockem ,  Freebloks  or Pentobi  for desktop and Freebloks  or Blokish  for Android smartphones.
Blokus Board Game Rules: How do you play Blokus?
Each of the 21 pieces for a color is of a different shape. There are: 1 piece of only one square, 1 piece of two squares, 2 pieces of three squares, 5 pieces of four squares, and 12 pieces of five squares. The order of play is as follows: blue, yellow, red, green. The first piece played by each player must cover a corner square. Each new piece must touch at least one other piece of the same color, but only at the corners.
Learn How to Play Blokus (The “Polyomino” Game)
References Blokus is a strategy game for players where you try to lay down as many of your tiles on the board as you can. When you play a tile, you must place it so it touches a corner on at least one of your other pieces. While Blokus is an easy game to learn and play, it can take a little bit of time to master! All rights reserved. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.