This Tiny Tetris Pocket Game Offers Discreet, Addictive Entertainment

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 27, 2015
References: arduboy & toyland.gizmodo
This Tetris pocket game lets players carry the addictive shape-placing game everywhere they go.

The Tetris pocket game comes from Arduboy, an independent electronics company that first made waves with a business card that allowed the receiver to play Tetris and then with a programmable Gameboy on Kickstarter. Now, this Tetris pocket game lets users play full games of Tetris and save high scores with a gameboy-like key pad setup. The tiny game is about the size of a credit card, and can be tucked away into pockets or wallets so that a discreet game break is accessible at any time.

Independent makers are increasingly challenging big brands with bespoke, innovative ideas sold through online stores and funding platforms like Etsy and Kickstarter. This Tetris pocket game is a perfect example of this emerging fad.