Clock Block Review (Galactic Sneeze)

Clock Block
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What It Is

Think building with blocks is easy? Think again when you play Clock Block, a game of building, betting, and blocking. What makes this game challenging? The six different building constraints you'll have to contend with on your turn.

Here's how it works: On your turn, flip over a challenge card. Each challenge card shows a structure that you'll need to replicate using the wooden blocks. But before you start building, roll the die to see what constraint you'll have. Options are using both hands, using your dominant hand only, using your non-dominant hand only, building from memory, building blindfolded, and making up a constraint, such as building while standing on one leg. 

With that information, you then bet on how fast you think you can build the structure. In clockwise order, all the other players can "clock block" you by betting they can build it faster. Once you've heard what the other players have to say, you can "clock block" the player with the fastest time or challenge that player to build it. Then, all non-building players use their betting chips to bet whether or not the builder will actually be able to do it. Green side means "yes" and red side means "no." 

If the builder builds it correctly in the predicted time, he scores three points. If not, the builder loses two points. Any player who bet correctly scores one point. Keep tally of the scores on the included scorepad, and the first player to 10 points wins the game.

Is It Fun?

Yes, the name of this game kind of sounds like something else (that we won't repeat here), but it is definitely a family friendly game. We like the look of the game pieces and that every turn and every time you play will be different, thanks to the combination of challenge, constraint, and betting. It's fast-paced and challenging in so many ways, and will definitely be an entertaining game for your next game night.

Who It’s For

Clock Block is for two to eight players ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The game includes a die, eight betting chips, 12 wooden blocks, 100 challenge cards, a score pad, a blindfold, and a pencil. You'll need to provide a timer. 

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy