One of Gigamic’s bestsellers! Katamino Deluxe is a smart, extremely expandable puzzle game. Thousands of possibilities never let it get boring. The game also promotes logical thinking and observation. Especially suitable as an educational game. With more than 500 challenges included, there is always a new puzzle to solve. The Deluxe version of Katamino features pretty, colorful woodstones that invite you to play the game at home or in the office.
The game consists of 12 different pieces constructed of right angled blocks so each piece is made of 5 “squares”. (Think Tetris pieces, but 5 squares instead of 4.)
An old version of the game had only 10 pieces; the completely straight 5 square and the 5 square “plus sign” were not included. Both versions also have a bunch of “filler” pieces of 1 or 2 squares.
The gameboard is constructed with a movable divider so one can take sets of 4 up to the whole set of 12 pieces and form them into a 5 block by X rectangle. (Where X = the number of wood blocks in your set.)
The two or three player strategy game is accomplished on a square board divided into 64 smaller squares. Players take turns to place a piece on the gameboard. The first player who cannot place a piece anymore loses. (Similar to Blokus)
The two player puzzle game mode is accomplished by dividing the board into two sections, each player chooses five blocks and are also given 4 small “filler” blocks of 1 and 2 squares. The first one to fit all their blocks perfectly into their half of the rectangle board, wins.