What It Is
What It Is
Tetris Link is a strategic game of linking and blocking based on the popular Tetris video game. The object is to link Tetriminos (The name for the individual shapes in the game.) of the same color into groups of three or more to earn points. When the game tower is full, the player with the most points wins.
To start the game, each player chooses a color and takes all the Tetriminos of that color. On your turn, roll the die to see what piece you must play by dropping it into the game tower. Tetriminos can be dropped into the tower in any direction and in any open space, but if you leave an empty space beneath the piece, you lose a point. If the dice lands on the Tetris Link side, you can pick any shape to play. If you link three Tetriminos pieces, you get three points. If you continue to link other pieces to the original group, you score one more point for each extra piece.
Your goal is to score points, while blocking your opponent's (or opponents') ability to score, which adds a bit of strategy to the gameplay.
Keep track of the score by moving the score markers on the game tower up or down.
Tetris Link comes with a game tower, two detachable feet that allow the tower to stand upright, 100 Tetriminos in four colors (25 of each color), one die, and an instruction sheet. It is for two to four players.
Why It’s Fun
Those familiar with the video game Tetris will enjoy this new multiplayer way to drop and group Tetriminos. Tetris Link is easy to learn, but it does challenge players to pay attention and think before they play their pieces.
Who It’s For
Tetris Link is for ages 6 and up.
What to Be Aware of
Some assembly of the game tower is required.