Players drop blocks known as Tetriminos into a grid. They attempt to link same-colored Tetriminos together to earn points, while simultaneously blocking opponents from doing the same. Points are earned by linking three or more Tetriminos together, but points are deducted for leaving empty spaces in the tower grid. The game ends once the tower is completely full.
There are similar games in the marketplace such as Blokus, which is a great game in it’s own right. Tetris Links is trying to being a new dimension the to trademark Tetris fun. It reminded me a bit like a multi dimensional Connect 4, which is no problem in this house, we love that game and all like it. My son gets bored easily and having similar yet different games works for his particular style.
I like it because after awhile I get tired of watching him and his friends shoot at each other when he has play dates. Games like this get him to use his mind which is a welcome thing for the dad. Again, games that he can play with friends like this, rather than electronics, also make me feel that his mathematically leaning mind might be better stimulated. I don’t know if the challenge is here for young adults, but I can say it works for my 8 year old.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the game for review. All opinions are 100% my own and honest.