Blockus Rules

Blockus Rules


Game board
84 pieces in four colors (21 pieces per color – red, blue, yellow, green).

Try to fit as many of your squares on the board as you can.

Each player chooses a color and takes that set of 21 pieces.
Choose a player to go first, and play proceeds clockwise around the board.

The first piece
played by each
player must cover a
corner square.

Players take turns
laying down one
piece at a time.
Each new piece
must touch at least
one other piece of
the same color, but
only at the corners.
Pieces of the same
color can never
touch along a side.

There are no restrictions
on how pieces of
different colors may
contact each other.
Once a piece has been
placed on the board it
cannot be moved.
Whenever a player is
unable to place a piece
on the board, that player
must pass their turn.
The game ends when
neither player can place
any more pieces.

Once the game ends, players count the number of squares in their remaining
pieces. The player with the lowest number of squares wins!
When you’re ready for more of a challenge, try advanced scoring – players are now
competing for the highest score.
Each player counts the number of squares in their remaining pieces:
1 square = -1 point. A player earns +15 points if all of their pieces have been
placed on the board plus 5 additional bonus points if the last piece they placed
on the board was the smallest piece (one square).

◆ One player controls blue and red, and the other player controls yellow
and green.
◆ The playing order is blue, yellow, red, green.
◆ At the end of the game, players calculate their scores by counting up the
squares in both colors they control.

◆ Each player chooses one
◆ The playing order is blue,
yellow, red, green.
◆ The remaining color is
shared, and is played
alternately by each player.
◆ Final scores are calculated
in the same way as for the
standard 4-player game.
The score of the shared
color is ignored.

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