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Petite Pastiche

Petite Pastiche

Our Price: $39.99
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# of Players: 2 - 4
Mfg Suggested Ages: 10+
Playing Time: 40 - 60 min

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 101450

Petite Pastiche the condensed version of the award-winning internation edition of Pastiche. The playing board has been eliminated, and there are approximately 2/3 the hex tiles, 2/3 the palette cards and 2/3 the commission cards, but the wooden easels remain! A 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 complete commissions.

Contents of Petite Pastiche:

  • 1 Start Card
  • 4 Easels
  • 89 Palette Cards
  • 1 Starting Hex
  • 36 Palette Hexes
  • 23 Commission Cards
  • Rules in 5 Languages

“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

“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 facilities bolster their game collections and game playing activities. If you are an educator, please check out the "Knowledge in a Box" section of our main menu and send us an email at customer-service@eagle-gryphon.com to learn more about our educator programs!
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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A work of art in every respect June 1, 2012
Reviewer: EndersGame from BGG  
Pastiche is a wonderfully themed gateway style game for 2-4 players about mixing colours to re-create famous paintings. It's gorgeously produced with stunning components, and is an outstanding and accessible family game.  The straight forward game-play doesn't sacrifice a high fun factor or meaningful decisions, and features an intriguing mix of mechanics, including tile placement, set collection, trading, and hand management.

The basic concept is to place hex tiles featuring dabs of colours, to mix and create new colours. Through careful hex placement and trading, try to acquire the colours needed to complete commissions for famous paintings. Each of these `commission cards' is a quality and thick tile featuring a well-known artistic work, beautifully reproduced. It looks fantastic, and the mechanics mesh well with the theme.

Pastiche has just the right mix of ingredients to be a successful family friendly game, and deservedly won the Mensa Select award in 2011.

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