Review and Giveaway | Celebrating 35 Years Of Tetris

Disclosure - We were gifted the products below for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own.

I only found out about two weeks ago that the 6th June is World Tetris Day. It's a day to celebrate one of the most recognised video games of all time. This year World Tetris Day is also a time to celebrate the 35th birthday of Tetris. To join in with the Tetris fun we have been sent Tetris Dual and Tetris Speed games to play and also a set to giveaway.
Little J loves games so when he saw the duo he was quick to open them and hand me the instructions. I am always the one to read the rules and then teach everyone how to play.

Tetris Dual is a quick thinking head-to-head, tabletop strategy game based on the original Tetris. Set up was easy and play is very similar to Tetris in that your aim is to drop the Tetrimino shapes displayed on the LCD screen into the play grid. You score points by placing a shape next to one of your own colour, completing a full row and cleverly blocking your opponent.

Little J got the hang of this really quickly and after a few games he beat me, which shocked me as I had always thought of myself as the Tetris Queen.

It's a really quick game in that you have to think and act fast as the more shapes you can fit in to the grid in the time limit the more points you will score.

Tetris Speed is a fast card game where a card is placed down in the middle and the remaining cards are divided amongst the players. The card in the middle shows the next Tetrimino shape to be played, so players must race to play a matching card from their hand but if you take your eyes off the cards for a second someone else may have played that card and already moved on to the next shape.

I thought little J would really like Tetris Speed as he loves card games such as snap and top trumps but I think it may just be slightly too old for him as he got quite frustrated when he could hold all his cards in one hand and again its very fast paced so while he was still looking for the correct shape we had already moved on to the next. I do think though this will be one for him to enjoy in the future.

If you would like to join in with the fun and be in with a chance of winning both Tetris Dual and Tetris Speed then you can complete the entry form below and pop back every day for bonus chances to win.

Win Tetris Dual an Tetris Speed Games

Good Luck

Michelle

13 comments

  1. All children should grow up playing educational games.

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  2. My grandson would love this.

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  3. I love Tetris!

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  4. Great prize!

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  5. Love this ! HOPE IM lucky and celebrating with you

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  6. My little Grandson would enjoy this!

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  7. This would be great for my Grandsons birthday

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  8. I love Tetris, my daughter would love this.

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  9. I loved playing Tetris on Game Boy - this prize looks great! :)

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  10. my eldest daughter Millie is absolutely obsessed with tetris at the moment lol, the theme tune is driving me mad haha .

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