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
Both my 7 and 5 years old boys like this game! We have been taking it camping and enjoy playing it. This will be a good game to break up our school day.
My kids and I really enjoy this game. It’s something we can all play together and it really makes us think! Highly recommend.
I keep getting beat by my 6 and 9 year olds! This game really is challenging enough for everyone to have to bring their A-game, which is fun for us as parents too! Guess their thinking more logically than me because I have yet to win one game haha!
I am going to order a few for some of my friends as well!
My daughter enjoyed this immediately. She wanted to challenge everyone in the house. Very simple and quick.
We are always looking for a new game for my family. This game provides fun with my 11 year old but always provides fun for my 4 year old. We play traditionally with my 11 yr old and they create a way to play with my 4 yr old.