"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."
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 of 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.
Playing GridBlock during school time 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.
Pieces of the same color MUST touch, and pieces of the same shape must NOT touch.
Players take turns placing their game pieces onto the grid.
Keep as many pegs adjacent to your game pieces open as possible. The player with the most pieces on the grid OR the player with the most open spaces around their game pieces wins the game.
Manufacturer's Information Manufacturer: Fat Brain Toys Age Recommendation: 6+ Grade Recommendation: 1st+ Faith-Based: No Consumable: No Number of Players: 2-4 Size: 9.5" x 9.5" x 1.5" Made 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.”