SNAP Review – Deblockle: Strategy of Tips & Turns

A 7x7 board with 4 teal cubes and 4 gold cubes

Deblockle: The Strategy Game of Tips and Turns

Deblockle might be called a “roll-and-move” game, but it’s an elegant game that would be at home on any coffee table.

Listen to our thoughts on this abstract strategy game from Project Genius in less than 5 minutes, or read on below.

Deblockle - rolling a gold cube star-side up onto the star space.

In Deblockle, each player gets 4 identical cubes on the board. On your turn, roll a cube onto an adjacent face and then move it according to the newly revealed top face.

The object of the game is to roll each of your cubes, star-side up, onto the star space on the opposite side of the board. But you are not allowed to roll a cube to have the star side on top anywhere else on the board.

The actions: stop, move 1 space diagonally, move 1 space horizontally or vertically, slide in a direction until stopped, move exactly 3 spaces in any combination of directions.

Impressions

Gold and blue blocks on a grid.

We love the way Deblockle looks. The gold and teal are beautiful, and it would be at home on any coffee table.

Although the box warns that it’s not a toy and not appropriate for children under 3, it seems very durable. Our copy has taken a fair bit of abuse from our children and still looks lovely.

It’s just think-y enough for a quick two player game.

Anitra

The biggest downside to Deblockle is that there’s no easy way to bring it somewhere.

Deblockle is a true abstract game. It’s elegant in its simplicity, and it’s not trying to be something else. Serious gamers can treat it as a filler game. It’s both beautiful and relaxing to play.

Deblockle: The Strategy Game of Tips and Turns

The Family Gamers received a copy of Deblockle from Project Genius for this review.

Deblockle
  • Art
  • Mechanics
  • Family Fun
4.7

Summary

Number of Players: 2
Age Range: 8+
Playtime: 10 minutes

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