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Blokus Duo

AKA: Travel Blokus

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Ages Play Time Players
5+ 10-20 minutes 2

Designer(s): Bernard Tavitian

Publisher(s): Mattel

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  • WARNING: Choking Hazard - Small Parts

Product Description

The travel version of award-winning Blokus, Travel Blokus is the perfect on-the-go strategy game for two! The simple rules take less than a minute to learn, yet the game has the depth to challenge both beginners and experts alike.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Bernard Tavitian

  • Publisher(s): Mattel

  • Year: 2008

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 10 - 20 minutes

  • Ages: 5 and up

  • Est. time to learn: Under 5 minutes

  • Weight: 392 grams


  • 1 gameboard
  • 42 playing pieces
  • rules

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.4 in 6 reviews

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Great and simple game! Must Own!
October 22, 2008

If you enjoy 2-player strategy games you MUST own this one. The rules are simple and the strategies are endless...very addictive, too! This game is possibly the best 2-player strategy game I've played or own (so far).

Personally, I've never played the regular 4-player version because I prefer the one-on-one battle. Besides, this version is quicker and who can find 4 players anyway?

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
You don't need this; use the original Blokus instead
April 21, 2006

We love Blokus in our family; we play it a lot, even with our young children. We even bought it for our relatives. And the travel version of the game is good for traveling, but we find it distressing that the manufacturer didn't include the "travel" two-player variant in the original four-player Blokus's instruction booklet (nor can you find how to do it on the official website). This seems to be a ploy to sell the same product twice to the same people, which seems deceptive.

Anyway: if you really want a smaller version of the game, buy this and you will be happy. But, if you just want to play the "travel" two-player variant, here's how it goes:

1) Mark off a 14x14 grid on your big board.
2) Starting from two opposide corners, count in diagonally to the fifth square on each side. Mark them. This is where you should start from (as opposed to starting in the corners, like in the four-player game).
3) Go.

This two-player variant is quite a bit better than the "play two colors each" variant.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Easy to Learn, with Multiple Levels of Strategy
January 20, 2006
I'm going to have to go with a 5 on this one.

This is called Travel Blokus (I've also heard it called "Blokus Duo") but don't be fooled into thinking that this is just a miniature version of the original Blokus. It could be more accurately described as the two-player version of the original.

If you compare the two, the other one probably offers more technically, since you can play up to four people and if you do play with two you have the option to play 2 colors each, or just look up the dimensions for Blokus Duo and play in a corner with using only two color sets. However, the original is significantly larger. This one is pretty compact, yet not to the point that you are always worried about dropping and losing a piece.

This game is a lot of fun. Takes about 15 seconds to explain the rules and objective, and then you're playing. One thing I really like about Blokus is that it evolves with you. By that I mean as you play you start to pick up on deeper strategic ways to play. I've only been playing a week or so, but I've certainly learned that looking at your opponents possible moves is a must, and it's very helpful to try and reserve spots for your pieces.

If you've been considering Blokus, but you're not sure you want to pay for the original, and you will most likely play only 2 players most of the time, then Travel Blokus is the answer. I'm very glad I got the two player version for those reasons.

Also, when it comes to games with 3 or more players, I kind of like those that allow for some interaction while you're waiting for your turn to come around again (such as trading and making offers in Settlers of Catan.) If you play the original Blokus with 4 people you just have to wait your turn, and that can get a bit old sometimes if you've already decided what your next move will be and the other players are taking a long time :)

I am very satisfied with my purchase of Travel Blokus and give it 5 full stars.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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