Today is World Tetris Day and this year marks the 35th birthday of Tetris! To celebrate this fantastic day, we were sent John Adams’ Tetris Speed and the Tetris Dual to play with.
This brand new John Adams’ Tetris Speed is a fast action card game! It is suitable for two to eight players and for aged six and above. There are a total of 84 cards in this pack. 49 cards are white-backed and it is to play with two to four players. There are 35 additional purple-backed cards to add on to the white-backed cards to play with five to eight players.
Each card shows the NEXT Tetrimino shape to be played so players must race to play a matching card from their hand. The winner is the first player to discard all their cards. This game is easy and quick to play. Players can be strategic and take their time to order their cards to form a run of Tetrimnos ready to play while other players lay their cards. I find it hard to play strategically as I can’t wait to get rid of my cards. On the other hand, my husband took his time to organise and put a stack down quickly! We enjoyed the game very much.
Next, we have the Tetris Dual which is a head-to-head tabletop strategy game based on one of the most popular classic electronic games of all time, Tetris. Tetris Dual is slightly different from the classic Tetris but the way you play is almost the same.
Inside the box, it comes with 50 Tetriminos in 2 colours (blue and orange), Tetris Dual unit and instructions. It requires three AA batteries which are not included. It is suitable for two players, aged six and above. The unit requires adult assembly. It is very straightforward to get set up but once it is installed, you won’t be able to disassemble it.
To play this game, each player decides on their colour and takes all of the Tetriminos of that colour. Each shape is worth a different amount of points. Each press of the + or – buttons adds/deducts the value of the shape to or from a player’s score. There are two game settings: Speed or Countdown. Turn on the unit and select the game by pressing the + for Game 1: Speed or the – for Game 2: Countdown. If you touch your own colour Tetrimino or complete a full row (or rows) across the Matrix in any combination of colours, you are able to score accordingly. If you create a hole in whatever circumstances, you will lose points. The scoring gets a lot easier once you have played a couple of rounds. This game is available to buy in good toy retailers and Amazon.
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