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Store:  Family Games
Theme:  Art Collecting
Genre:  Set Collection
Format:  Board Games

Pastiche

1st edition


List Price: $49.99
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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 40 minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Sean MacDonald

Manufacturer(s): Gryphon Games

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Product Description

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 who created these works. Explore the paintings, palettes and pasts of the artists in this unique and challenging game for the whole family.

While placing hexagonal pieces to gain palette (color) cards, players become familiar with 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.

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Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Best Strategy Game Nominee, 2012
Mensa Best Mind Game Award
2011

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Sean MacDonald

  • Manufacturer(s): Gryphon Games

  • Year: 2011

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Time: 40 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 1,822 grams

  • Language Requirements: This is a domestic item. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English.

Contents:

  • 34 Commission Cards
  • 132 Palette Cards
  • 54 Palette Hexes
  • 1 Three-Hex Starting Piece
  • 4 Player Reference Cards
  • 1 Game Board

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Average Rating: 5 in 1 review


 
 
 
 
 
A work of art in every respect
May 30, 2012

The most recent game in the Gryphon Games Family Games series is Pastiche, which was released early in 2011. Designed by Sean D. MacDonald, it is a wonderfully themed and beautifully produced 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 family game that has proven very accessible, by offering relatively straight forward game-play without sacrificing a high fun factor or meaningful decisions. The game has an intriguing mix of various mechanics, among them being: tile placement, set collection, trading, and hand management.

The basic concept is that players must place hex tiles which feature dabs of colours, and depending on how these hexes are placed adjacent to existing hexes, new colours will be created. Through careful hex placement and trading, players must 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 quite well with the theme.

Pastiche is intended to be family friendly, and it has the right mix of ingredients to be a successful gateway game, and I can even see potential for it to get nominated for gaming industry awards. We've played it over a dozen times, and continue to be impressed, despite it not being a heavy game. Recommended!

EndersGame, BGG reviewer
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