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Ages Play Time Players
7+ 20-30 minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Bernard Tavitian

Publisher(s): Mattel

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  • WARNING: Choking Hazard - Small Parts

Product Description

The original game, for 2 to 4 players, which has become a classic board game throughout the world. It is comprised of a square board containing 400 squares, and 84 pieces made up of small squares.

Play it with your family or among friends: with Blokus Classic you are guaranteed to have fun moments that challenge you and make you think. When it is played by four people, the game is very animated and the outcome is never certain! Played by two people (where each player has two colours), the game provides the opportunity for more strategic and careful thinking.

The game is very simple to understand and to master and is the best product for beginners and for young players. It is also an ideal Christmas present.

Product Awards

Mensa Best Mind Game Award
Best Mind Game, 2003
Spiel des Jahres
Nominee, 2002

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Bernard Tavitian

  • Publisher(s): Mattel

  • Year: 2009

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Time: 20 - 30 minutes

  • Ages: 7 and up

  • Est. time to learn: Under 5 minutes

  • Weight: 594 grams


  • 1 board of 400 squares
  • 84 pieces in 4 colors
  • Instruction Guide
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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.5 in 30 reviews

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Great for the whole family
November 10, 2015

My kids play this together all the time, and it has been a life saver for us on many a rainy day when the kids are bouncing off the walls. They don't even know how to play yet, but just love to try and fit all the pieces on the board at once (which is actually hard if you've never tried).

The game itself is fun too. Basically, it's human vs human Tetris on a tabletop. Very simple, very fun. Worth a look.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
One of the best games EVER.
April 08, 2007

We LOVE Blokus. It takes literally ten seconds to learn how to play, but the game itself is sophisticated and elegant, and you never get tired of playing. Each player gets 21 pieces of their own color that are comprised of from one to five squares attached together in various configurations - sort of like Tetris pieces. All you have to do is put down pieces of your color, touching other pieces at the corners. Your pieces cannot touch your pieces of the same color on any side. The goal is to unload all of your pieces. The person with the fewest number of squares left at the end of the game wins. That's it. As the board fills up, it becomes increasingly difficult to place your pieces, and you have to place pieces both defensively and "offensively" in order to be a really good strategic player.

Children as young as three can participate and play without strategy - they'll still enjoy it. If you put the pieces into plastic ziploc bags, it's extremely packable for traveling because the board, while about a foot square and not foldable, is flat, so it fits nicely into a suitcase (although not into, say, a backpack). The one drawback of this game is that it really works by far the best if it is played by four people exactly. More than four cannot play (except on teams). Fewer than four is cumbersome because all four colors MUST be played at each game. In games with three players, each player must take turns playing the fourth un-manned color. In games with two players, each player plays two colors, but this shifts the focus to protecting your own color pieces, which thwarts interesting play. Oddly, you CAN play Blokus solitaire, trying to get all the pieces of all colors "legally" on the board, which is really challenging and fun. It's a great game for two couples to play, or four friends. We've actually started having Blokus parties. Even people who don't like games like Blokus.

It's not hard to convince people to learn it because it's so easy to learn, and you don't have to play too seriously if you don't want to. The board is beautiful, too. I completely recommend it.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
by H.
Family Games Return
December 30, 2006

BLOKUS is a wonderful game that has high replay value and will appeal to every age group in your family. The game is simple to learn but difficult to master. My wife usually does not like family games but this is one she will pull out to play with the family. Gameplay is evenly matched... my 8 year-old can play against his older siblings or even the grandparents and all have the same chances of winning. This is the game that has reintroduced a FAMILY gamenight to our house. I highly recommend this game for any family.

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