OBJECT OF BLOKUS: The object of Blokus is to score the most points at the end of the game.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4 players
MATERIALS: A rulebook, a 400 square board, and 84 playing pieces (21 pieces in 4 separate colors of red, blue, green, and yellow).
TYPE OF GAME: Strategy Board Game
OVERVIEW OF BLOKUS
Blokus is a strategy board game for 2 to 4 players. The goal of the game is to play as many of your pieces to the board and score the most points at the end of the game.
Each player chooses a color and places their matching pieces on their side of the board. Blue goes first followed by yellow, red, and then green.
Each player has 21 pieces of their matching color. There is a single 1 block piece, one 2 block piece, two pieces of three blocks, five pieces of 4 blocks, and twelve pieces of 5 blocks.
The game starts with the first player. when you take your first turn you must play a piece into a corner of the board. From here players take turns placing a single piece each turn. To play a piece it must connect to a piece of the same color by a corner. It cannot connect by a side. Once a piece is attached to the board it cannot be moved.
Players continue to take turns placing pieces until no player can play out a piece onto the board.
Once the game has ended players will tally their score. Each square of pieces a player has remaining is worth a negative point.
If wanting to play with a more advanced scoring additional points can be earned. A player who has no pieces remaining scores 15 points, and an additional 5 points if the last piece they played was their single square piece.
END OF GAME
The game ends after scoring is completed. The player who has the highest score wins the game.
There are two variations for the game. In a two-player game, players may control 2 colors and tally their score for both colors at the end. For three-player games, each player may share the last color, and it is not counted for any player during scoring.
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