Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Blokus Trigon

Subject: Math
Category: Geometry
Ages: 5 to adult
# of players: 2 to 4
Time to play: 20 minutes
Mechanics/Game Type: Abstract strategy

Ratings (1 to 5)

Educational Value: 5
Gaming value: 5
Aesthetic value: 5
Price value: 4 (while board is sturdy and well made, it is still plastic, as well as the piece-holder)
Ease of play: 5
Younger adaptability: 5 (If a child knows same color and point vs. side, s/he can play!)

My comments: I'm starting out with one of my favorite games. Blokus Trigon consists of a hexagon game board into which fit 22 geometric shapes made out of triangles (see BGG link below for pictures.) You take turns placing pieces such that: 1. You must touch your own color, and 2. You must connect to your other pieces using the point of a triangle rather than the side. The object of the game is to place as many pieces as possible on the board. The two-player version requires each person play 2 colors; the three player version eliminates the outer-most ring of the hexagon.

This game builds spacial perception and thinking ahead. The game is easy to set up, easy to play, and the colors and pieces are visually appealing. This game is one that will be enjoyed for many years (so long as you don't lose the smaller pieces!)

BoardGameGeek.com link to this game: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/21550

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this is a fun game and is not gender specific. My dd often plays Blokus trigon with the neighbor boy. They both love it.

    The smaller pieces are easy to lose if players are not carful with them. A zip lock baggie might be a good addition to the contents:)