I am excited to be entering a new season in my life, that of playing board games with my grandchildren. Thankfully significant companies have begun to recognize the value in multi-generational play. There are now games for families who have members bored with Chutes and Ladders, though not ready for Escape-the-Room. GridBlock is such a game, with simple enough gameplay that a 4-year-old can understand, while also possessing a depth of play that parents, and even grandparents, find challenging and engaging. We’ve played GridBlock during school time for a couple of weeks now, and it has been one of the highlights of the day! The rules are super simple – pieces of the same color MUST touch, and pieces of the same shape must NOT touch. Whoever places the most pieces onto the grid wins the game! Each player has just four pieces to use, so the game plays very fast. GridBlock components are top-quality for lasting durability. For 2 – 4 players, family-friendly GridBlock encourages strategy skills, planning, critical thinking, and logic.
Most times, scoring is a cinch because, with strategic placement, there are clear winners and losers. But occasionally, scoring is a bit more complicated. In a nutshell, whoever places the most pieces onto the grid wins the game or, whoever has the most open pegs surrounding their game pieces wins. If you find yourself confused, check out our helpful scoring video below.
Manufacturer: Fat Brain Toys
Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.5 inches
Manufacturer's Minimum Recommended Age: 6 years
Players: 2 to 4
Manufactured In: China
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Roads to Everywhere
”If you’re looking for something new and different for a your family game collection, GridBlock might fit the bill. It’s a quick game, but it does challenge thinking skills of all ages.”Read the Review
review by One Luckey Wife
”I have noticed with every time we play our daughter gets more and more strategic with how she places her pieces which shows me that she is definitely developing those critical thinking skills more.”Read the Review
My kids, 8 and 10, played this for almost an hour yesterday and all I heard was laughter! The rules are so simple but the game is so tricky! They want to play every day - it's going to be our "while I make lunch" activity! Homeschool for the win.
My kids love playing grid lock! It is great for all ages my 3 year old loves playing with her older sister! It is a family favorite!
Perfect game for all ages.
Such a great strategy game. We play as a family and I am amazed at the way it puts all ages on a level playing field.
Looks like a great strategy game. I’m eager to play it.