A Blocky Christmas


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DoraA Blocky ChristmasBart Bonte exhibits epic levels of sleek, stylish puzzle simplicity with A Blocky Christmas where you play a magnetic star. Use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to slide over the board, and just bump into green shapes on any side to make them stick to you like glue. You can get rid of a shape by going somewhere it can't follow you, or by sticking it somewhere that lets you slide off in a direction it's unable to move. The object of the game is simply to place yourself in the transparent image within each level, making sure any green shapes you need are stacked in the proper order. Hmmm... stars... green stuff... what could this all possibly be themed after... heeeeeeey... this is an abstract homage to Luigi, isn't it?! I'm on to you!

A Blocky Christmas might not have a lot of bells and whistles (other than jingle bells, anyway), but with its clever stage structure and classy design, it proves that Bart Bonte is one of the great masters of clean and smart puzzling. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, it's easy to appreciate the game's simple concept and challenging execution... perfect for enjoying with a glass of your favourite holiday beverage, reclining after a long day of work. With just sixteen levels, A Blocky Christmas might be over too soon for some people, but if you want a bite-sized snack of holiday gaming guaranteed to get your gears turning, this is the perfect choice even if the weather outside isn't frightful, or you have no Christmas tree to rock around. After all, with A Blocky Christmas, you can build your own.

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Step-by-Step Solutions Levels 1-10
Level 1

D10

Level 2

D9
U5
L6

Level 3

U5
D9
L3
D1
R3
U3
L3
R3
D3

Level 4

L1
D1
L2
D2
L2
D3
R2
U1
R2
D2
R2
D2
R2
D1
R2
U2
L2
D1
L2
D1
L1

Level 5

U1
R3
U3
L3
D6
R6
U1
L1
D1
R5
U3
L3
U3
L6
D1
L1
D7
R4

Level 6

D4
R4
L1
D3
L5
R1
U5
R6
D1
L9
D2
R4
D5

Level 7

U5
R2
D1
R2
U1
R2
D9
L6

Level 8

U2
L4
D8
R2
U2
R1
D2
R5
U1
L5
D1
R5
U3
L4
D2
R1
U4
L3
D1
L1
R3
D2

Level 9

R2
D5
U7
L3
D2
L4
U2
R10
D1
L3
U1
R1
D2
R1
U2
L5
D1
L1
D1
R3
U2
L2
D1
L2
D6

Level 10

D3
L2
D1
R5
U3
L2
D1
R2
U4
L3
D1
L2
R2
D3

Step-by-Step Solutions Levels 11-16
Level 11

L4
D5
R7
U2
L1
D1
R2
U1
L2
D1
R2
U2
L3
D1
R3
U4
L3
D1
R1
D1
R1
U3
L5
D1
L2
D5
R4

Level 12

U2
R6
U2
R5
D1
L4
U2
D9
U6
L2
R1
D7
U7
L8
U1
R1
L1
D1
R8
U2
R5
D1
L4
U2
D3
L7
U2
R2
D1
L2
D6

Level 13

D4
R11
D5
U6
L2
U1
R1
D2
L7
D5
U6
R4
U1
R4
D2
L4
U2
R2
D1
L3
U2
R2
D1
L2
U1
R2
D1
L1
D6

Level 14

D7
R1
U2
L3
D1
L2
U1
R4
D1
L2
D1
L1
U3
R7
D3
L1
U1
L4
R1
D1
R3
U3
L3
D1
R4
D1
L5
U1
L2
D1
U2
R5
D1

Level 15

L1
U3
D1
R2
D6
L1
D1
R2
U3
L3
R1
D4
R4
U1
L2
U8
L3
D2
R4
U3
L3
R2
D2
L1
D4
R1
D2
L2
D1
L1
U1
R4
D2
R1
L2
U2
L3
R1
D1
L1
R1

Level 16

D5
R3
D1
L6
U2
L1
D1
R7
D2
L3
U4
D3
L3
U3
R1
D2
L2
U1
R2
D1
L2
U2
R2
D2
R3
U2
R1
D1
L7
U5
R4
D4
L1
U5
R3
D1
R3
L3
D5
L1

15 Comments

Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas lovely Bonte-ness, Merry Christmas to me!

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Very unique game! Stuck on 8, hoping for the PoP.

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Love the music. Also stuck on Level 8.

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Figured it out! Hint: Use your first 'stuck' move to wedge the bottom piece in a hole when you drag the whole thing. After that, the rest should be just a bit of fiddling.

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TheGreatDane Author Profile Page December 17, 2012 8:46 PM

Wow, another Bart Bonte game, and this one really got me hooked. The difficulty was a lot harder than usually, but still keeps you going until you figure it out. Especially level 12 had me for a while. Hint:

You need to get to the left side of the big brick and PULL it through. How?

Get to the left side of the small brick first (stick to it and push it right - then go back and grab it on the left side) and then get the big brick at the bottom. Now go into the passage so the bricks are left-aligned and go back right one step. Go to the bottom, and now you are on the left side of the big brick. Bring it through to the left side and get the small brick (pull this one too). Line 'em up.

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james.jewell Author Profile Page December 17, 2012 11:22 PM

That was great. I love Bonte games. Here are some hints for later levels I had trouble with.

14:

As far as I can tell you only have one move at the beginning. Do that, then bring the big piece on top of the smaller one, leaving a space on the left side. The goal is to have them stacked with the small piece on bottom in the gap in the bottom left, then the big piece on top and you (the star) on top of the big block. From that point it's straightforward.

15:

You want to get the small block alone in the bottom right corner. Then you need the big piece in the gap on the second row in the bottom left with the star on top of it.

16:

Start off going four spots left (or right). The goal is to get the smaller block alone by itself in the top right (or left) corner. Then get the two longer pieces side by side and figure out a way to get the longer piece underneath the middle piece.

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katiewoofluver Author Profile Page December 18, 2012 10:15 AM

please i am stuck on 11

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I'm stuck on 16. I can't figure out how to get the longer one under the medium one.

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Wait, never mind, the power of posting came through!

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Great game - like all of Bonte's work, deceptively difficult with simple gameplay. My only complaint was that the game was too short! More levels please :)

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Level 12 was a toughie, as were the last two levels. Much fun! Thank you again, Bart, for giving my brain an enjoyable workout...

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I'm stuck on level 8, and the un-spoiler-tagged solution is not helping me at all.

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Well, Murphey's Law. Or as we call it around here, the power of the post! Isn't it always the case that all you ever really need is a bit more fiddling?

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Step-by-Step Solutions Levels 1-10
Level 1

D10

Level 2

D9
U5
L6

Level 3

U5
D9
L3
D1
R3
U3
L3
R3
D3

Level 4

L1
D1
L2
D2
L2
D3
R2
U1
R2
D2
R2
D2
R2
D1
R2
U2
L2
D1
L2
D1
L1

Level 5

U1
R3
U3
L3
D6
R6
U1
L1
D1
R5
U3
L3
U3
L6
D1
L1
D7
R4

Level 6

D4
R4
L1
D3
L5
R1
U5
R6
D1
L9
D2
R4
D5

Level 7

U5
R2
D1
R2
U1
R2
D9
L6

Level 8

U2
L4
D8
R2
U2
R1
D2
R5
U1
L5
D1
R5
U3
L4
D2
R1
U4
L3
D1
L1
R3
D2

Level 9

R2
D5
U7
L3
D2
L4
U2
R10
D1
L3
U1
R1
D2
R1
U2
L5
D1
L1
D1
R3
U2
L2
D1
L2
D6

Level 10

D3
L2
D1
R5
U3
L2
D1
R2
U4
L3
D1
L2
R2
D3

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Step-by-Step Solutions Levels 11-16
Level 11

L4
D5
R7
U2
L1
D1
R2
U1
L2
D1
R2
U2
L3
D1
R3
U4
L3
D1
R1
D1
R1
U3
L5
D1
L2
D5
R4

Level 12

U2
R6
U2
R5
D1
L4
U2
D9
U6
L2
R1
D7
U7
L8
U1
R1
L1
D1
R8
U2
R5
D1
L4
U2
D3
L7
U2
R2
D1
L2
D6

Level 13

D4
R11
D5
U6
L2
U1
R1
D2
L7
D5
U6
R4
U1
R4
D2
L4
U2
R2
D1
L3
U2
R2
D1
L2
U1
R2
D1
L1
D6

Level 14

D7
R1
U2
L3
D1
L2
U1
R4
D1
L2
D1
L1
U3
R7
D3
L1
U1
L4
R1
D1
R3
U3
L3
D1
R4
D1
L5
U1
L2
D1
U2
R5
D1

Level 15

L1
U3
D1
R2
D6
L1
D1
R2
U3
L3
R1
D4
R4
U1
L2
U8
L3
D2
R4
U3
L3
R2
D2
L1
D4
R1
D2
L2
D1
L1
U1
R4
D2
R1
L2
U2
L3
R1
D1
L1
R1

Level 16

D5
R3
D1
L6
U2
L1
D1
R7
D2
L3
U4
D3
L3
U3
R1
D2
L2
U1
R2
D1
L2
U2
R2
D2
R3
U2
R1
D1
L7
U5
R4
D4
L1
U5
R3
D1
R3
L3
D5
L1

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