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Subject: City Blocks - A Different Game to Play With a Copy of Blokus rss

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Neat idea. Here'a a link City Blocks.

BTW, the pieces you use and those in Blokus are NOT all pentominos. Pentominoes are made up of exactly 5 squares (thus the pent- pefix). Blokus has pieces made up of fewer than 5 squares.
 
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Re: City Blocks - A Different Game to Play With a Copy of Bl
They're all polyominos. From http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Polyomino.html :

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A polyomino is a generalization of the domino to a collection of n squares of equal size arranged with coincident sides. Polyominos were originally called "super-dominoes" by Gardner (1957). A polyomino with n squares is known as an n-polyomino or "n-omino."


That page also shows all of the polyominos of 5 or fewer squares, which just happens to be exactly the set of Blokus pieces.
 
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