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Subject: Different variants of Blokus? rss

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Tomello Visello
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This doesn't answer your question but it does give you something more to explore with your existing game pieces: City Blocks

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didaskalos wrote:
The Amazon.com page for Blokus lists forms of Blokus called Draft Blokus and Reverse Blokus as ways to play the game with less than 4 players. Does anyone have these rules? Are they worth trying?
Well, the page says

"Blokus has come up with a number of different ways to play the game to make it more thrilling when playing with less than four players. Draft Blokus allows a player to use more than one color and Reverse Blokus reverses the entire game so that the person who places the least amount of tiles on the board is the winner."

Sounds like Draft Blokus is just the standard 3-player rules, where each player alternates playing the 4th color (I guess you could view that as "drafting" the 4th color's pieces...)

And Reverse Blokus just sounds stupid, IMO.
 
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My group just tried reverse blokus for the first time within the last week (we called it lowball blokus, as there are a few poker players in our group).

It was a big hit! With three players it's a great variant. Reduce the board to 18x18 and go at it. At the very least it puts a fresh perspective on the game. It can be a lot of fun, even a way for more serious players to kick back and relax some. Of course, with us, it quickly became cut-throat again.

FWIW, we believe three-player lowball blokus is superior to four-player as four-player seems to have the tendency to have one person be built towards by two adjoining players, giving him a huge advantage. This is not an issue as much with only three players.
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