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Briarpatch Blockers

3.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Contents: game board, 140 tiles (28 of each color), tile racks
  • For Ages 8+
  • 2-5 players
  • Develops strategic thinking, visual discrimination
  • Fun for the whole family; the game can be played cooperatively or competitively
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

Briarpatch Blockers

From the Manufacturer

A minute of rules, then lifetime of fun for the whole family. See the numbers, letters and symbols? You have one tile for each type of space on the board. Play your tiles strategically to form the fewest clusters of your color on the board AND to block and capture your rivals. Rules include different ways to play as well as tips on strategies.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 2.4 x 12 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B003AU666O
  • Item model number: BP80101
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 16 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,786 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Blockers! is a reimplementation of Kory Heath's abstract game Uptown, which was first released in 2007, and has now been reissued in a brand new edition with some minor tweaks to the rules, notably the scoring and win condition.

The 9x9 board looks somewhat like a Sudoku puzzle. Players draw tiles in their colour which have on them either a letter, a number or a picture; which indicates where you may place the piece, i.e. numbers correspond to columns, letters to rows, and pictures to one of the 9 parts of the board. The idea is to place your pieces so that if possible they are adjacent and form as few groups as possible, and this will determine the winner. But there's intense competition, and that's what makes the game so interesting. The Blockers edition has changed the win condition from Uptown as follows: "The new rule is that at the end of the game you count the number of your groups and the number of your captures of the color you captured most, and add these numbers together; the player with the lowest total wins."

The changed rule is a good one, and luck-of-the-draw can further be mitigated by adopting the recommended variant which has all players start with their wild tile available. Blockers! scales well, and perhaps best of all it is very accessible. The abstract nature of the game actually enhances the chances that you'll be able to introduce this successfully to everyone but the most hardened anti-gamer. It's not a brain-burner, but there's enough tactical and strategic thought to make it interesting, and the winner will more often than not be determined by skill rather than luck of the draw, without it ever feeling like the mind-number experience of a pure abstract like Chess or Go. - EndersGame @ BGG
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By Page on January 23, 2012
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I got this board game as a Christmas gift to myself. The best gift I got this year. It truly is a fantastic game. We play it twice a week and it never gets boring. I don't usually write reviews, but this game warranted a review.
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Played this on Sunday with three of my friends. We got pretty competitive, and had a lot of fun. I understood it better after playing through one time, but I think that speaks to how I learn more than the complexity of the game. The rules are actually fairly straight forward once you grasp the game play. There's an element of chance to temper the strategy.

Goal: Create as few groups of blocks as possible by placing your tiles on the board by matching either the row, column, or symbol on your tile. Force your opponents to create split groups instead of singular groups by blocking them. Stolen tiles count against you, but are sometimes unavoidable.
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We all found this game very boring...doubt we will play it again honestly. We tried it several times. I think it may be more fun for the very young audience as you teach them strategy.
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This is the best puzzle board game I think I've ever played. I've played out with several groups of people and everyone has enjoyed it.
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