Tetris

LQ: 8.8

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Brain grade: 8.2
Fun score: 9.3

Game Type: ESRB Rating: Everyone Platform/Console: , , , , LWK Recommended Age: 6+ Other Requirements: None Thinking Skills Used: ,

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In Tetris, players have to stack blocks of varying shapes and sizes as they drop from above. The goal is to stack them in a manner that connects them to each other, forming complete horizontal lines across the screen. Once a complete line is formed, it disappears. Players score points depending on how many lines they can remove at one time. Players must continually construct these disappearing lines to keep their stack from getting too big. If the stack reaches the top of the screen, it’s game over. Tetris is a classic puzzle game with no inappropriate content, and has different difficulty levels so players of any skill can enjoy the game. It is recommended for kids ages 6 and up.

 


This Game is Good for Kids Who Need Help With:

Time Management

Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort.

Players only have a small amount of time to arrange the blocks, as more and more blocks continue to fall. As each puzzle piece falls from above, players have less space to work with, and if the pieces stack all the way up to the top of the screen, it's game over. As the levels progress, the pieces fall quicker, challenging players to quickly form a strategy and manipulate each piece efficiently.

Flexibility

Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.

The blocks available to players in Tetris are chosen randomly, and a current block might not fit precisely with any other block on the screen. Players who are trying to create a particular pattern of blocks must be careful to place pieces in the best possible spot, which may not always be a perfect fit. If players get too caught up with finding "the right block" for their stack, they will quickly become overwhelmed with unsorted stacks of blocks. The faster that players can adapt to random pieces, the better they'll be able to clear out lines and build their score.

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