Blokus can be played either on your own with computer-controlled opponents making up the numbers, offline with up to three of your friends, or with other PlayStation 3 players via PlayStation Network. Don't forget, if you're playing with friends in offline mode, you'll need additional wireless controllers or motion controllers.
You move pieces using the left stick on the wireless controller, and press the L1, L2, R1 and R2 buttons to rotate and flip them before placing them in position. Once you have positioned your piece, press the X button to drop it into place. If you need to switch the piece you're using for another one because you can't find the right spot for it on the board, quickly press the Circle button and choose another block from the selection available to you.
When using PlayStation Move to play Blokus, you move the blocks around the board by picking them up with the Move button on the motion controller. Once you have a piece in your grasp, move it around the board and into position before pressing the Move button again to lock it into place. You can also rotate the blocks by tilting the PlayStation Move controller.
Blokus is a strategic board game played around the world by families and friends that has been brought to life on PlayStation 3 for the first time. It's a simple, fun and extremely addictive title that pits you and up to three other players against each other in a colourful puzzle battle.
The action takes place on a square grid with one simple goal: place all of your 20 Blokus pieces on the board before your opponents do in order to win the round. Sounds easy, right? Not quite. Blokus is tougher than you think, so you'll have to have your wits about you and plan ahead when placing pieces on the board.
The first one you place must be dropped into the corner closest to your on-screen character, and each consecutive piece needs to be placed directly adjacent to that one, with only the corners touching. The general rule of thumb is this: the sides of your coloured blocks can never directly touch each other, only the corners. Remember that when planning a move.
Once you've played a couple of rounds, you'll quickly discover useful strategies such as using blocks to obstruct your opponents and limit places on the board where they can drop their own coloured pieces down.