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This is a 48-stage tile breaking game where players must move blocks around the playing field to create 3 or more in a row.

  • Move tiles to create matches of 3 or more of the same type of tiles in a row or column.
  • Arrange your matches so that you use all blocks before you run out of moves.
  • In later stages take advantage of moveable tiles, TNT, and rainbow tiles to make matches or clear the playing field of other tiles.

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Shift The Block Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Move blocks around the board to make sets of 3 or more of the same block in a row or column. Ensure all blocks are matched into runs before you run out of moves.

  • Starting the Game
    • Tap the green button on the game loading screen to bring up the game welcome screen.
    • Select the play button in the center of the game’s welcome screen.
      • This will bring up the level select screen.
      • Initially only the first level is accessible.
      • Levels must be completed sequentially & you unlock a level each time you beat one.
      • You can replay beat levels at any point in time.
      • Your web browser automatically saves your game progress.
    • The welcome screen also has a sound control button.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Use your mouse left click button to tap a square and drag to move it the direction you want it to move.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Tap the screen with one of your fingers to select a block & drag your finger in the direction you want to move it.
    • Controls & indicators
      • In the top left left there is a button to pause the game.
      • Next to the pause button there are green dots which show how many moves you have to complete the level.
        • Dots turn red as you use moves.
        • A dot may contain a star on it, which indicates how many moves you must complete the level in to earn a star rating.
      • In the bottom right of the levels there is a sound control button.
      • The level select screen shows which levels you have unlocked and which you obtained a star rating on.
  • Game Play
    • General
      • All colored blocks must be matched into rows or columns of 3 or more before you run out of moves.
      • If you have 4 of one type of tile it means you need to make a row of 4, as leaving one unmatched tile means game over. If you make a match of 4 you need to leave one of the two central tiles out of position until the other tiles are in place first so that you do not accidentally create a match of 3 first & remove some of the blocks prematurely.
      • If you run out of moves or have a leftover tile this game offers unlimited continues, starting you back at the beginning of the current level.
    • Block types
      • Basic – the blue, yellow, or red blocks must be matched vertically or horizontally in sets of 3 or more consecutive blocks to remove them from the playing field.
      • Rainbow – can be used as part of a match 3 (or more) with any of the other colors.
      • Concrete – these purple blocks can not be moved.
      • Wooden – these tiles can be switched with other blocks & you do not need to match off wooden blocks to beat the levels.
      • TNT – blasts the stone above, below, left & right of it if you click on it. You can also click and drag to move the TNT without setting it off. If the TNT blows up any of your basic blocks you lose the level.
      • Stones – these blocks can be blown up by nearby TNT.
      • Moving platforms – click on them to have them move in the direction the arrow points. To move them the destination they are moving to must be clear. A moveable block can be moved multiple times provided the movement destination is clear. If the platform has a red X on it then it is destroyed when clicked on & all tiles above it then fall to the bottom.
    • Levels
      • This game has 48 levels which must be completed sequentially.
      • You can earn a star rating by finishing a level using few moves.
      • You can replay any previously beat level you did not get a star rating on to try to earn a star rating.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for people who like to play breaker games.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Free Online Shift The Block Video Game for Children & Adults Screenshots

Shift the Block Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
Shift the Block Game Level Select Screen Screenshot.
Shift the Block Game Moving Instructions Screenshot.
Shift the Block Game Switching Instructions Screenshot.
Shift the Block Game Four in a Row Instructions Screenshot.
Shift the Block Game TNT Instructions Screenshot.
Shift the Block Game Rainbow Blocks Screenshot.
Shift the Block Game Moveable Platforms Screenshot.
Shift the Block Game Level Beat Screen Screenshot.

Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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