Family Time February – Blokus

During the month of February, I am featuring games that our family has enjoyed over the years.  February is a great time of year to get cozy with your family and play some games.  I guarantee there will be lots of laughs and memories made.  

BLOKUS is a game we have had for a couple years.  I put off getting this game because it was a bit more expensive than some of the other games and I just wasn’t sure if our kids would like it.  But, they do.  BLOKUS is another strategy game and really makes your brain think about your best play.  It has even received a Mensa award for promoting healthy brain activity!
The goal of this game is to fit all your pieces on the BLOKUS board.  You can not place your piece on the board next to other player’s pieces, but you have to place your piece with its corner touching another player’s corner.  Your pieces are also all different sizes and will not always fit in all locations, so this is where the strategy and brain activity come in…figuring out when to play your bigger pieces vs smaller pieces.  
This is definitely a game for those that like and are good at spatial thinking.  This game is best for those ages 5 and up, but I am glad we waiting until the boys were a bit older to play it.  You can play this with 2 to 4 players.  This isn’t a quick game by any means, but can be played in an evening.  Once you get the hang of it, you will want to play it again and again.  
Amazon is listing this game for $22.99 HERE or it can also be found at your local Wal-Mart or Target stores.
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