World Tetris Day

June 6, 2019

This is a gifted partnership

Can you recall playing Tetris when you were younger? I have to admit to being an avid fan of the game on my Nintendo GameBoy – and I was very good at the game if I do say so myself. Today is World Tetris Day (yes there is such a day), with today marking the 35th birthday of Tetris!

To celebrate the wonderful game of Tetris, I’m asking you to put down your Nintendo GameBoys and take a look at two fab games from John Adams’. Both of which you can enjoy as a family, making Tetris a family affair.

Tetris Dual

The quick-thinking head-to-head, tabletop strategy game based on the original Tetris, which celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year. Tetris Dual sees players aim to create the Tetrimino shapes displayed on the LCD screen by dropping them into the play grid. Score points by placing a shape next to one of your own colour, completing a full row and cleverly blocking your opponent!

Available to buy from Amazon and all other good toy retailers.

What’s included with the Tetris Dual?

  • Base unit with 2x LCD screens and control buttons
  • Clear plastic play grid (matrix) with row count slider
  • Light-up tower block
  • Purple tower block
  • 50 Tetriminos in 2 colours – 25 blue and 25 orange
  • Instruction sheet

How to play Tetris Dual

Players take turns to drop the geometric Tetrimino shapes, which are displayed on their LCD screen, into the matrix. Score points by placing a piece next to one of your own colour, but score more points by completing a full row of the matrix.

  • Game 1 SPEED – with only 60 seconds to complete each turn. Lose points if the timer runs out before you complete your go
  • Game 2 COUNTDOWN – With a running countdown timer, score bonus points if you complete the game with the most time remaining.

A fun way to play a head to head version of Tetris, with two different games available. It is worth noting that once assembled the base unit will no longer fit into the box so it is a game that you will have out on display.

Tetris Speed

Test your speed and reaction with Tetris Speed – the fast action card game! Each card shows the NEXT Tetrimino shape to be played, so players must race to play a matching card from their hand… but take your eyes off the cards and you may miss your chance.

Available to buy from Amazon and all other good toy retailers.

What’s included in the Tetris Speed card game?

  • 49x White-backed TETRIMINO cards
  • 35x Purple-backed TETRIMINO cards
  • 4x Instruction cards

How to play Tetris Speed

Aim of the game: In this fast and furious card game, race to play all your Tetriminos before your opponents can play theirs.

For 2 to 4 players: Use only the white-backed Tetrimino cards
For 5 to 8 players: Use both the white-backed and purple-backed Tetrimino cards

  1. Shuffle the cards

  2. Take one card and place it face up within reach of all players

  3. Deal out all the remaining cards, face down, as evenly as possible between the players

  4. When everybody is ready, play starts with all the players looking at their Tetrimino cards

  5. There are no turns in this game, it’s a fast and furious race to lay your cards as quickly as possible

  6. Play a Tetrimino card from your hand which matched the NEXT Tetrimino shown on the previously laid card

  7. All players are trying to play their Tetriminos at the same time, so taking your eye off the cards for too long means you could miss your chance.

  8. Players can lay two or more cards in quick succession, provided they are quick enough and each card played matches the NEXT Tetrimino shown on the previous card

  9. Players can be strategic and take time to order their cards to form a run of Tetriminos ready to play, but don’t forget that will use time while other players are laying their cards.

  10. If no player has a Tetrimino card in their hand which matches the NEXT to be played, take the bottom card from the stack of played cards and place it on top

  11. The winner is the first player to successfully lay all the cards they are holding. As soon as a player plays their final card, they should call out ‘TETRIS’

This is a fast paced family game which can be played at home, in the car or taken with you on your travels.

Tetris a family gaming affair

I have to confess to thinking that the Tetris Dual game would be the highlight of family gaming night. However, it was the Tetris Speed card game that stole the show. Whilst Tetris Dual is a great way to play a similar game to the original Tetris computer game. Strategy is needed and a smidgen of logic thrown in for good measure. However, the Tetris Speed game is fast paced, full of fun and takes a Tetris twist to the classic game of snap. It’s one that we found VERY competitive.

Win a Tetris gaming bundle

To celebrate World Tetris Day, we are lucky enough to have a Tetris gaming bundle to giveaway to one reader.

Prize: Tetris Dual and Tetris Speed

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

World Tetris Day Bundle

100 Comments

  • Donna Loxton June 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway, as a child I always loved playing Tetris!

  • Amy SIMPSON June 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Love this game x

  • Andrew Ricketts June 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Great giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  • Margaret Clarkson June 6, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    This sounds amazing.

  • fiona waterworth June 6, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I love playing tetris, but my kids show me up everytime

  • Katie June 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I never knew this existed! The board game looks amazing!

  • Margaret GALLAGHER June 6, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Back to the good old days – brill to win

  • Tracy Nixon June 6, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Love this game x

  • Susie Wilkinson June 6, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    it would make a change to play tetris in reality!

  • Anthony Harrington June 6, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    my little Grandson would enjoy this!

  • iain maciver June 6, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    amazing game

  • Sally Collingwood June 6, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    This game looks like great fun!

  • Solange June 6, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    We love Tetris.

  • Katie Skeoch June 7, 2019 at 5:47 am

    One of my favourite games! My boys would love playing this

  • sandy June 7, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Now there’s a blast from the past! I remember playing the PC version for hours, back in the days of Windows 3. I feel old now LOL

  • Ursula Hunt June 7, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Perfect prize for my Grandson and I can recall loving Tetris as a youngster

  • Nicola Marshall June 7, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Love this game, I spent hours playing it when I was a child.

  • Becca P June 7, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Had a Tetris lamp for years but lost in the move. Love the game!

  • Kathleen marsden June 7, 2019 at 9:32 am

    My grandson loves board games of any kind and this looks like it would be great fun for all the family

  • Pauline Hill June 7, 2019 at 9:35 am

    great prize count me in

  • Jesse Partington June 7, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Count me in please.

  • Krupa June 7, 2019 at 10:11 am

    What a brilliant way to introduce my child to a game I loved in my childhood.

  • Katie B June 7, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Love Tetris, we are massive game nerds and it’s one of the classics! This would be a great introduction for the kids!

  • Jackie Howell June 7, 2019 at 11:12 am

    love to win, thanks

  • Sandra Fortune June 7, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Looks fab not seen this before would be great for my grandson

  • S. Otoole June 7, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Can’t say I have ever seen this as a game except on the electronic one’s, it will be interesting

  • Andy Wedge June 7, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Fab, my son would love this

  • clair downham June 7, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    what a fab prize

  • Justine Meyer June 7, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    This looks fab

  • Catherine Bullas June 7, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Looks fab, my sons would love this.

  • Geri Gregg June 7, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I used to play so much of tetris, this game would take me back!

  • Sarah Cooper June 7, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    I love Tetris!

  • Annabel Greaves June 7, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    This is a great family game

  • Jane Willis June 7, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    I was always hopeless at tetris, I’m sure the grandchildren will beat me easily at this!

  • Helen Tovell June 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Great prize am a bit partial to a bit of tetris myself

  • Natalie Burgess June 7, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Brilliant giveaway, I have lovely memories of playing Tetris when I was younger! Xx

  • ADEINNE TONNER June 7, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    This is great and sounds fun for family game night.

  • Rachel Mccraith June 7, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    This sounds like fun!

  • Troy Easton June 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Cool giveaway this is cool.

  • Laura Pritchard June 7, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    My son would really enjoy this!

  • Pam Francis Gregory June 7, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Always loved Tetris!

  • Susan Smith June 8, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Tetris is a game which has been going for ages and its such a fun game to play, great game for the family to enjoy

  • Sam June 8, 2019 at 10:36 am

    This Tetris game will be wonderful for my little boy with ASD! It looks fab!

  • Heather T June 8, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    This looks a very addictive game!

  • Christopher Read June 9, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Used to love playing Tetris on Game Boy so would be great to play these 🙂

  • Rich Tyler June 9, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Awesome, tetris is a classic

  • Kirstin Stanbury June 9, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Love this game!! Takes me back, proper nostalgia. I have a gaming husband who loves tetris and a little one on the way who I wonder if she will take after her daddy!

  • Susan B June 9, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    A great game for the older children. Thank you.

  • Julia Kerr June 9, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I’ve always loved Tetris, and I think that it comes in useful for things like filling the fridge at Xmas or packing a case LOL. The game looks great

  • Tammy Tudor June 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I love tetris! love the nostalgia it brings

  • Sarah kirby June 10, 2019 at 6:38 am

    What a fab prize. Used to love this game.

  • Jo m welsh June 10, 2019 at 6:56 am

    I love Tetris and this looks fun takes you away from the screen which is great.

  • JULIE WARD June 10, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I’ve never played tetris before, I’m sure my grandson would be a great teacher

  • Laura Banks June 10, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    brilliant giveaway

  • Kate Sharman June 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Looks a great game

  • Marc H June 10, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Awesome! Looks fun.

  • Rebecca Smith June 11, 2019 at 9:56 am

    these look fantastically fun! Can’t beat the classics!

  • kris mc June 11, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Wow looks fab!

  • Laura Wheatley June 11, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    I would love to win this for my daughter she loves anything to do with retro games

  • Dave C June 11, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    I’ve loved all iterations of the Tetris video games over the years and am intrigued by these games. Thanks for bringing them to my attention, would love to win!

  • Kim Styles June 11, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    This looks a great game – reminds me of playing Tetris in my youth many years ago!!

  • Jayne Townson June 11, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    These look good, I used to spend hours playing Tetris as a child. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Alice Gilkes June 11, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Looks really fun.

  • katrina walsh June 11, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Looks like the sort of game we would all ge6t addicted to! Great fun!

  • judy kennedy June 13, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Nothing wrong with tablets, but a great game to get them off

  • Jade Hewlett June 14, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Looks like a fun game to play with the family

  • Ruth Harwood June 14, 2019 at 10:39 am

    oooh, this looks so much fun! Would love to play this with the kids!!

  • Dean T June 14, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Used to play this on my Gameboy when I was a kid, my own havent had the pleasure but this looks fun!

  • Patricia Avery June 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I’d love to play this with my grandchildren 🙂

  • Joy Winn June 16, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    We,d love this as a family!

  • Caroline Tinsley June 17, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I was brilliant at Tetris on the Gameboy so I’d love a go at these versions!

  • Samantha O'D June 17, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Used to be addicted to tetris

  • janine atkin June 18, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    I love Tetris!!

  • sandy lynn ralph June 20, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    oh i love this game , i like games that make me think

  • Kim Neville June 20, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    This is a good family game to get your brain ticking quickly

  • Diana June 20, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    This would be so great ! 🙂

  • Jodie W June 21, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I would love to play this, always love tetris

  • Rebecca Whatmore June 21, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Really want to win this – so retro! The whole famiy would love it.

  • sarah parker June 21, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    would love to win

  • Amy Bondoc June 22, 2019 at 4:09 am

    i usd to love tetris as a child! these sound super

  • Allan Wilson June 22, 2019 at 6:56 am

    One of the best games invented – Tetris

  • Helen Dodwell June 22, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Wow! Would love to win! This would be amazing to play as a family!

  • Rachel Butterworth June 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    You’re making me feel nostalgic, this was my favourite in on Gameboy.

  • Patience Kinch June 22, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Wow…. I used to play this game on my phone when I was young, I’m surprised there is a board game for it… So excited

  • olivia Kirby June 22, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Oh this is a fab bundle!

  • Tricia Cowell June 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun. Great for the Grandkids and I

  • David Baines June 22, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks :)!

  • melody cross June 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    would love to win for my girls

  • Sheri Darby June 22, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    This looks great fun

  • Angela L Paull June 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I remember playing this on a table style game machine at the pub lol

  • natalie s June 22, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Super cool prize! Brings back amazing memories- loved that theme tune!

  • Mary Carter June 23, 2019 at 12:09 am

    An amazing prize

  • Dawn Samples June 23, 2019 at 9:04 am

    My son would like this and it would make a change from playing games on his tablet x

  • Lorna Wils June 23, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    My son would love this generous giveaway!! Thank you…

  • Paula Tarling June 23, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Me and the kids would love this, I could see us having a tournament lol

  • Melissa Lee June 23, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    This game brings back lovely childhood memories for me!

  • A.E. ADKINS June 23, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Fab giveaway, the boys would love this (when their screens are not in use!!!)

  • Georgie Wright June 23, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    This looks like lots of fun for everyone!

  • Catherine Gregory June 23, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I loved Tetris growing up. This looks so much fun

  • Louise Laing June 23, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Loving this giveaway! Tetris is such a classic game, always will love it! 🙂

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