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My d4 DICE reviews are a quick and easy to digest review of a board or card game. Along with a brief introduction to the game I use DICE as an acronym for Duration, Interaction, Complexity and Engagement to quickly explore a game. Enjoy!

Player count: 1 – 4 players
Play time: 15-30 minutes
Designers: Erwin Bosman, Carmen Chanel Frisholm & Kim-Erik Frisholm
Publisher: Self published

Blokk is an abstract strategy game where you are trying to construct the perfect 3d cube. The game comes with 36 unique 3d coloured blocks in all different shapes and sizes. The Architect selects a block and attempts to place it their structure. Any protruding blocks, missing squares or holes count as negative points to your final score. The architect with least amount of imperfections is the winner.

Blokk comes with three game modes which change how you select the block to add to your cube:
-Free Blokk – The Architect gets to choose freely the block they want to use.
-Dice Blokk – The Architect rolls a six sided dice and places the corresponding coloured block.
-Card Blokk – The Architect draws a card from a deck and places the corresponding block.

Each of these game modes can be played solo, competitively or cooperatively. There are also challenges in the game to complete which unlock mystery blocks.

d4 D.I.C.E. Review

Duration

Games are very quick and will take around 15-20 minutes depending on the game mode you are playing. The quick playing nature of the game lends it self to playing multiple games in a row and makes it ideal for young children and families.

Interaction

There is no negative interaction at all in the game. If you are playing competitively you are simply trying to beat each others scores. I found I played this a lot solo as I simply enjoyed the puzzle.

Complexity

Blokk is very simple to play & has easy to understand rules. I don’t see anyone having issues understanding the rules to the game. The game does have a logic/spatial element to it so depending on how you are with spatial puzzles will determine how challenging you find the game.

Engagement

Blokk is an engaging abstract puzzle game. It sets out to do something particular and it does it well. It is not going to be for everyone but I can see the target audience having a good time with this on.

Blokk is coming to Kickstarter October 2021.

Please note: Blokk was provided as a review copy from Carmen and Kim-Erik.