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Bloks (Sokpop) Review
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: Andrea Walney and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Bloks is a strategy puzzle game where you place Tetris-style blocks to construct a planet. You place different elements and land so that you can create humans and build them a spaceship. A unique combination of Tetris-style block puzzle, element creation game Little Alchemy, and a civilization building simulation game.

Just like Tetris, blocks descend from above and must be placed into your grid. Unlike Tetris, the blocks are different materials with unique properties. Some flatten out as they land while others combine with what they land on to create new elements which are then added back into the queue of blocks.

The challenges is to combine different elements together to create the substances you need to build up land and seas. Create a full line and you get DNA which allows you to create human life. You then need to make sure your humans have food to eat by creating soil from mud and minerals, made of water and sand and lava. Also, try not to drop lava on their heads. As you progress you steadily create more diverse objects until your humans are advanced enough to make a spaceship and leave.

The result is an unusual mixture of games. It is almost as if the developers pulled three game types out of a hat and challenged themselves to make a game combining them. Somehow though, it works and makes for a challenging puzzle, strategy, god game that looks like Tetris, feels like Tetris, but is definitely not Tetris.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 30/12/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 9 features

Developer: Sok Pop Co (@SokPopCo)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between half an hour and 40 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Rated for younger players in the US where it is ESRB EVERYONE
Although the game is not one about violence it is possible to kill tiny stick figures by placing blocks on them.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Requires strategic thinking, pattern recognition and spatial awareness.

CostsCosts

You can purchase the Sokpop games in different ways:

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Bloks Accessibility Report documents 9 accessibility features:
The game pieces are different colours but they are labelled as they fall so users with colour issues can still play, though the ability to see colours would help a great deal. The pieces are small with no option to enlarge them or the text.

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