World of Beautiful Colors comes alive as players choose commission
cards picturing 34 of the finest European art works of the past six
centuries. Players score their commissions by mixing primary colors
through clever tile placement and recreating the palette of colors used
by the masters. Explore the paintings, palettes and pasts of the artists
in this unique and challenging family game.
While placing hexagonal pieces to gain palette (color) cards, players
learn the different color combinations that produce the many hues of an
artist’s palette... all listed on the Player Reference Card. Players
also learn to recognize many great artists and their works as they
Contents of Pastiche:
“Pastiche…is stripped down to the core of art creation: get colors, mix colors, paint. The game comes across as both highly abstract and deeply thematic.” ~~ Eric Martin on BGG News
- 8 Easels to hold players’ commission cards
- Game Board
- 131 Palette Cards
- 54 Palette Hexes & 1 Three-Hex Starting Piece
- 34 Commission Cards reproduced from the Bridgeman Art Library
- 4 Player Reference Cards
- Rulebook in 5 languages (English, German, French, Italian, and Dutch)
“The game components in Pastiche are amazing. Great quality from the famous art works on the canvas cards, to the rest of the game.” ~~ ghostbusterbob on BGG.com
“Pastiche helps enhance art appreciation… you get to enjoy and admire some great paintings while you're playing! It’s elegant, it's beautiful, and it works!” ~~Ender Wiggins on BGG.com
"Pastiche is a winner of the Mensa Mind Games competition"
This information about the MENSA Select Award is presented from the MENSA website: www.mindgames.us.mensa.org. The Mensa Mind Games® competition provides an opportunity for game manufacturers to compete in one of the most respected and recognizable national games competitions, while having their games reviewed by some of the nation's most avid game-players — members of American Mensa. Each year, 200 Mensan participants, or "judges," play and critique games released in the past year and award the coveted Mensa Select® seal to the top five vote-getters.
This product is a Knowledge in a Box game that would be great in a
classroom or other educational setting. Eagle and Gryphon Games would
love to continue to help educational
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