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- Players drop blocks known as Tetriminos into a grid. They attempt to link same-colored Tetriminos together to earn points, while simultaneously blocking opponents from doing the same. Points are earned by linking three or more Tetriminos together, but points are deducted for leaving empty spaces in the tower grid. The game ends once the tower is completely full.
- Linking and blocking
- New twist on the popular game of tetris
- Link tetriminos to score points while strategically blocking opponents
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The only thing I ended up missing was the music from the original game.
Tetris LINK is a new board game from Techno Source, and the designer is uncredited. When I got the game, I didn't really have high hopes for it - no designer listed, a publisher I wasn't familiar with, and making use of a franchise name. I really wasn't sure how it would stand up to play with the members of the St Louis Board Game Meetup Group.
Looking through the rules, the play is simple enough. Each player has 5 of each of the 5 Tetris tetrominoes, for a total of 25 pieces. There's a die that has 5 faces each depicting one of the 5 shapes, and one "Tetris LINK" face, that is used as a wild. To play, you roll the die, select the depicted shape, and drop it into the vertical grid, just like tetris. However, once you've selected which column it will drop in, there's no moving or rotating it to tuck it into a gap. Once you have three pieces of your colour linked (orthoganally - diagonally doesn't count), each such piece scores 1 point. So when you get your group of three, you score 3 points. If you add a fourth, you'll score an additional point. If someone blocks you off, you can start a new group, but it doesn't count, until it's at least a group of three. Also, if you drop a piece and there's a single completely open square under it, you score a -1 point. If there are two or more squares under it, you score -2 points, no matter how many open squares you left. If you roll the die and the piece showing is one you've already run out of, your turn is over. Play continues until nobody can play any more pieces. You're not allowed to have a piece sticking out the top of the grid. The person with the highest score wins.Read more ›
Full disclosure: I was sent a copy of Tetris LINK by the publisher for review.
I am just like the previous reviewer. When I received the game for playtesting, I thought it sounded great...but I was afraid that it would be another boring little francise game. I had no idea if the members of BoardgamesNJ would like it (or if I would).
However, I initially played it with my family and it instantly became a big hit. I was amazed at how much fun it was! The die, instead of seeming random, actually made the game more strategic. And after playing it quite a few times, I finally tried it out with my group.
And so far, everyone who has played it has liked it. Several folks loved it enough that they immediately went looking for it...and I am glad to see that it is now available on Amazon. It's become a staple game for me and we usually play it at my group as a fun filler a few times before we get into a very long strategy game. So I am happy to leave a review that recommends this to others.
So...buy this and have some fun. You'll like it!
Much like Blokus and its variants, the goal of this game is to chain together sets of colored tiles. Where the Tetris brand enters the mix is that the tiles are played in a vertical grid, similar to Connect 4. Once three tiles are connected, points are scored for every tile added to the chain. But if the chain is blocked by another player, one must link three more tiles to continue scoring. Even though the goal of chaining tiles differs from how the video game is played, the traditional rules of Tetris are still in play otherwise. As points are lost for leaving gaps between tiles, it still pays to try and fill in full lines of tiles and avoid stacking tiles too high and unevenly.
The game strikes a great balance of offensive and defensive play, as players can focus on linking tiles and also blocking opportunities for others to link their tiles. In addition the player rolls a die to determine which tile to play, maintaining the semi-luck-based nature of the video game, since you have to work with the tiles the game hands you. One side of the die is a wild card side, however, allowing you to choose what tile you use. Overall, the system is simple, easy to grasp, and works very well. It's a competitive game, but as long as all the players are good sports it's fun for everyone. The rules of the game are somewhat vague, but easy to understand after playing once or twice. And given the simple nature of gameplay, it's easy to customize the rules to one's liking.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was SOOO fun!! My 5yr old sun did not care for it to much but it was a blast for my 8 yr old! Loved itPublished 28 days ago by Leslie
Received exactly what was described. Excellent quality. My kids are ages 3, 7, and 9 and all love it!Published 1 month ago by sairon bruno
This is a fun game if you ever liked Tetris. We bought it for a 7-year old. He is being taught by his parents.Published 1 month ago by Two Hambys
Amazing fun, great quality game. Whether 2, 3, or 4 players, definitely recommend trying this game if you're into board gamesPublished 2 months ago by Jonathan Le
Everything came just a described. Easy to assemble, and quick to get in to. Really fun game, and the recipient loves it. Now if only it played that one song...Published 5 months ago by Steamboat Willy
Unfortunately, had to return this toy twice. It shipped broken the first time and without the die the second time. Gave up after that.Published 5 months ago by Amy Wickenheisser