Blokish

Blokish

FREE

(4 stars)

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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Good puzzle action
  • Decent replay potential
Cons
  • Froze once
  • Nexus menu problems
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Expert's Review
6.9
Worthy

"A Blocky Puzzle Game"

Reviewed by / Mar 30, 2015

An interesting take on a classic puzzle game.

THE VERDICT

This is a puzzle game with an interesting twist. It provides for a good amount of compelling play that will get you thinking, whether you are playing the A.I. or a friend. Though the graphics are minimalist, they compliment the game quite well.

THE PROS

The simple graphics and sound suit the game. The puzzles are pretty challenging and there's some good replay potential here. There's also a handy save feature so that if you need to lose the game you won't lose your progress.

THE CONS

At one point during a puzzle the game froze and needed to be reloaded. Oddly saved progress was lost, but that did only happen once. There's also apparently a problem with the menu not appearing on certain Nexus devices.

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Developer's original description available here
Smooth Drag & Drop user interface.
Blokus is a family game involving four players and a board with 20 x 20 squares. Like chess or checkers, it's a game for which at any time you can see your opponent's pieces.

No ads at all! Once installed, you can play offline.

Each player starts with 21 pieces : 1 monomino, 1 domono, 2 triominos, 5 tetraminos and 12 pentaminos. It may recall you the Tetris polyominos...

"For first round, I must place a piece so that it touches one of the corners of the board"

"Next, a piece must be placed so that it touches a corner of one of my own pieces.
It may touch several corners, but never any side/edge of my pieces!" Look at screenshots or at the video.

The game has a nice and natural User Interface : just Drag & Drop the piece with the finger. Rotate a piece likewise.

You can flip a piece to its mirror position with a long-press gesture.

"If a cannot place any more piece I pass my turn."

You can see opponent's remaining pieces, by pressing corresponding tab.

The end of the game is reached when every player passes.
"My score is : addition of the squares of the pieces I placed".

Refer to 'Menu > Help' inside the app. With several screenshots.

You can safely quit at any time : your current game will be restored on next startup.

You play against the machine. You can configure the level of corresponding Artificial Intelligence : 4 levels. Refer to Menu > Preferences

To play against a friend, you can disable AI. Go to Menu > Preferences. Later use the 4 tabs at the bottom to select next player.

This software is open-source, available at https://github.com/scoutant/blokish. You may reuse the code, conforming to GPLv3 licence.

Similar to Freebloks 3D.

Recently changed in this version

Added russian translation. Credits to Boris Timofeev.


Comments and ratings for Blokish
  • (69)

    by Duncan O'dowd on 05/03/2015

    Tetris, but at your own pace. Have had this game for a few years & enjoy its simplicity.

  • (69)

    by rozar soahc on 19/02/2015

    Straightforward, hassle free. Great app

  • (69)

    by Carlos Dill on 16/02/2015

    Very good

  • (69)

    by Chum Chumbler on 13/02/2015

    Never played blokus before, it seems like the computer works together to block you early. Played a few games and came in last each time. Maybe it's just not my kind of game though.

  • (69)

    by Blase Yamona on 13/02/2015

    Challenging

  • (69)

    by Mali G. on 01/02/2015

    Enjoyable! Love keeping my mind sharp

  • (69)

    by Regina Weeks on 29/01/2015

    Fun. Addictive. Also like the board game.

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