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What is Duplicate Blokus ?

It is more than one table, starting their games with the same 2 or 3 pieces of each color as each other.
See the example below.

Games are best played simultaneously, but informally, they can be played at different times.

An alternative is to have the same players replay the start, but with colors reversed.

About the starts

You can decide on your own starting position, or use this page to choose one for you.

Some of the starts are normal blue-red connection starts, some are freestyle-type starts without a possible blue-red connection, and some are newbie-style starts (i.e. crazy!).

Want to submit a starting position or suggest changes to the ones here?     Create them here:
Then take a screen shot and send it to me.


How to play Duplicate Blokus:

  1. Gather the 4, 6, or more players and pair off.
  2. Choose a start by entering a 4-digit number on this page.
    All players enter the same number so they all see the same start.
  3. The page will deliver the image of a starting position.
  4. All tables then start their games using the indicated pieces.
  5. After the games, compare results, perhaps with screen shots.

Enter a number:

On a given day, the same number will produce the same position, but on different days, that same number will produce a different position. Be careful around midnight, GMT, when the day changes.

Competition Formats

If you have just four players, make it a team competition. Each team has two players, one at each table, playing opposite colors. The team score is the blue score from one table plus the yellow score from the other. Higher total score wins.

If you have more than four players, then it is a multi-table competition: all the blue players are competing against each other and the yellow players are competing against each other. Most wins, or highest total score wins the separate blue and yellow competitions.


Here is an example of how, with the same start,
you get two very different games: