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.
Components: Blokus Game Board (400 squares) 84 game pieces (four 21-piece sets of red, green, blue, and yellow) Each color inlcudes: 1 one-square piece 1 piece with 2 squares 2 pieces with 3 squares 5 pieces with 4 squares 12 pieces with 5 squares
AWARDS & HONORS 2005 rets Spill Best Family Game Nominee 2004 rets Spel Best Family Game Winner 2003 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Winner 2003 Mensa Select Winner 2003 Australian Games Association Game of the Year 2002 Spiel des Jahres Recommended 2002 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Japanese Game Winner 2002 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Japanese Game Nominee