Blokus Rules

Blokus is a logic and strategy game, for 2 to 4 players, from 5 years old. The objective of each player is to place the maximum number of pieces of his color on the board.

Contents of the game

  • 1 game board,
  • 84 pieces of 4 different colors.

The pieces

  • The game board is composed of 400 squares.
  • A piece can be composed of 1 to 5 squares.

  • Each of the 21 pieces of the same color is different.

Goal of the game

  • To place as many pieces of your color as possible on the board.

Set up

  • Place the game board in the center of the table.
  • Each player chooses a color and receives 21 pieces of that color.
  • The turn order is: blue, yellow, red and green.

How do you play the game?

  • Each player takes turns placing a piece on the board until all the pieces are placed or until the player gets stuck.
  • On his or her first turn, the player must place his or her first piece at the corner of the board so that a square fills the corner:
  • Each player will try to connect their pieces.
  • To connect two pieces, they must touch at the corners:
  • Two pieces of different colors can still touch each other at the sides:

End of the game

  • For a player, the game ends when he is blocked; he cannot place any more pieces.
  • The game continues for the others.
  • When everyone is blocked, the game ends; the points must be counted.

Counting the points

  • Each square that is not placed on the board loses 1 point.
  • 15 points are awarded to the player who manages to place all his pieces on the board.
  • 20 points are awarded to the player who has managed to place all his pieces on the board and who has placed the solitary square last.

The variations

Solo game

  • The player’s objective is to place all 84 pieces on the board.

Game with 2 players

  • Each player will play with 2 colors:
  • The first player will play with the blue and red pieces.
  • The second player will play with the yellow and green pieces.

Game with 3 players

  • Each player will take turns playing with the 4th color.

Game with 2 teams

  • The total points won by the members of a team will determine the winning team.