Play Tetris in your living room with Tetris Link board game

first_imgIf you look at the earliest computer games, you’ll notice a lot of them were an attempt by programmers to turn an existing card, board or table game into a bunch of ones and zeroes. Pong, for example, is a simplified digital version of Ping Pong: the earliest Unix games were simple text based versions of Chess, Checkers and Go Fish, while even the earliest adventure games like Rogue and Nethack were attempts to recreate pen-and-paper Dungeon and Dragons.Of course, somewhere along the line, game developers realized they had far more options to exercise their imaginations making games on computers, and now you’d be hard pressed to translate any computer game to a form you could play on a table. That’s why I’m fascinated to see this board game version of Tetris called Tetris Link creep out of the latest world Toy Fair. Basically, it takes the Tetronimo concept and applies it to a Connect 4 style gameplay mechanic, in which players must use their tetronimos to link three or more pieces together, while other players try to block them any way they can.Sure, it’s not really Tetris without being able to wipe out four rows at once by dropping in an I piece, but even so, heck, I’d play this. If only he set played a chiptune rendition of “Korobieniki” as you dropped your pieces.Read more at Pocket Lintlast_img