Develops logic and spacial perception while kids learn to be tactical
Players take turns placing pieces on their board, each starting from their corner. Each new piece must touch at least one other piece of the same color, but only at the corners! The goal is to get rid of all your pieces. The game ends when all players are blocked from laying down any more of their pieces. Includes one gameboard with 400 squares, 84 game pieces in four bright translucent colors, and an instruction guide.
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When I volunteer in my second-grade daughter's classroom, her teacher often has me pull a small group of kids aside to play a game. The games have a learning component (math, money, etc.), but the kids also go back and play them when they have indoor recess. I had seen Blokus in stores before, but never picked it up because I thought it would not interest my daughter. Wrong! They loved it! It is a spatial-challenge game, and the kids ended up doing better than I did, which is always fun for them. I took the game with us to visit family, and my niece (who is four) learned it faster than my sister-in-law (who is 27). Even when it is just her and I, my daughter asks, Can we play Blokus?
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Posted 11/8/2011 by Howard Wolf
First of all, let me state that to call Blokus a "toy' is totally inaccurate. I bought Blokus to keep my grandchildren occupied when they come to spend weekends with us. Their ages range from 7-12. All of the kids were fascinated by the goal of the game. Each was able to play at their level. The younger kids watched their older cousins navigating the board and I believe they learned new strategies by watching.
A rating of Blokus
Posted 12/27/2010 by Carolyn Field
I gave this to my 7-year-old nephew. I'm not sure how he likes it, but from past experience w/my own son, this is a great game. I even enjoy playing it with him. Besides playing the game by the rules, it can simply be used to make & explore patterns. I"ve seen my son do that w/his friends on a couple of occasions.
Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
games, blocks, block games, strategy games, logic games, visual games, visual-spatial games, family games, blockus, blowkiss, blokos, spatial games, spacial games, geometry games,
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