Blokus Game

How To Play Blokus

Blokus Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
30 MIN
Blokus has become a popular game because it encourages creative and quick thinking. While playing Blokus you'll be faced with the challenge of getting all of your pieces onto the board. This sounds easy enough, but when you have other players that are trying to do the same thing, it can become quite the sticky situation.

Oh, did we forget to mention there are rules about where you can place your pieces in the game of Blokus? Your pieces can't be played next to any of your other pieces, but they do have to be touching by at least one corner of a piece that has been placed on the board previously. The player that gets rid of all their pieces first wins Blokus. It's also possible for no one to be the winner of Blokus because there are no more available spots on the board.

Some strategy might be to try and place your odd shapped pieces first so when the board gets filled up, the simple pieces are easier to place. Blocking other players is possible but harder than you think since they seem to always be able to sneak through your blockade. At the end of the game, it's always amazing to see how little of the game board is left open. Blokus is a great game that will vary each time you play. Be sure to try out Blokus today!

  • The correct pronunciation for the game has a soft "o" sound. Making the word sound like "block us."
The game Blokus should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Blokus Contains A Board Of 400 Squares
  • 84 Pieces In Four Different Colors (21 Pieces Per Color)
  • Official Blokus Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Each player has to fit as many of his/her 21 pieces on the board as possible and have the lowest score.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Blokus rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Blokus. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Human Question:
Which game starts with the same letter as Mancala: Chess, Uno, Monopoly, Battleship or Rummycube

Jackie says:

I have never even heard or seen this game until I was over at my sisters house and she pulled it out for her kids to play. I played with them and it was a blast. Easy to learn how to play since the kids told me all the game rules. Good game!
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