drop those blocks!


The dropping-down blocks from Tetris have been template for many arrangement games, and now for Brikks.

Playing sheets are double-sided, the front shows the „slot machine“, where you mark the dropped blocks, the back side shows the blocks that can drop. You take two sheets, and at the start you select a block from column 1 and enter it as your starting block in the bottom row - every player must select a different block and you must not rotate the block.

After that, the active player of the round rolls two dice for row and column to determine the current block for all players - this block then “drops” as in Tetris and you enter it as gap-less as possible; you may shift it to the left and right, also after it has come to a stop. The roll can be repeated once with both dice! If an entered block covers a circle in the block color it unlocks energy points; those energy points can be used to shift the marker chip on the sheet by one column, that is, rotate the block or - for five points - replace the block with any other block. Some unlocked energy points provide victory points. Completely filled rows give special points; three times in the game you can use a bomb to detonate an unsuitable bock; you do not use a replacement block.

If you cannot enter a block completely or detonate it, you drop out of the game and no not roll anymore, either. When all players have dropped out, the game is scored - rows without gaps or with one or two gaps, unused bombs, special points and unlocked, but unused energy points.

Tetris on a sheet, with a few neat manipulation options like roll repeat and energy points, but still Tetris.


Players: 1-4

Age: 8+

Time: 30+

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch

Artist: Anne Pätzke, Leon Schiffer

Price: ca. 12 Euro

Publisher: Schmidt Spiele 2018


Genre: Arrangement, dice

Users: For families

Special: 1 player

Version: de

Rules: de en fr nl

In-game text: no



Several levels of difficulty

Duel variant for two players

Solo play without roll repeats


Compares to:

Tetris and other block arranging games


Other editions:

999 Games (nl), Stronghold (en), Schmidt (fr)


Chance (pink): 2

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 1

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 2

Action (dark green): 0