Coloretto (cover art may vary)
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- For 2 to 5 players
- 30 minutes to play
- Pre-historic civilizations
- Coloretto is a card game type
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The players draw cards from a card supply in the middle of the table. During the game, the players try to specialize in a few colors, as at the end of the game, a player can score plus points for only 3 colors; the rest score minus points. The more cards a player has of a color, the more points he scores. The player with the most points wins.
Top Customer Reviews
Enter Coloretto. This little gem was the inspiration for Zooloretto (of 2007 Spiel des Jahres fame), and plays like a simplified version of its award-winning big brother. Each round you have a very simple choice to either put a card out or take a row of one or more cards. But where it gets interesting is when you consider the results of your choice, especially when it comes to other players. If you make a particular row too lucrative your opponents may steal it from under your nose, but if you make it too unattractive you may end up getting stuck with it...
It's simple enough (and the turns are fast enough) that my kids can play it without loosing interest, but engaging enough to keep me entertained as well. And as a game snob of sorts, that's saying something!
Decisions: 4/5. It's not about complex choices, it's about considering the results of very simple choices, and that's what keeps this game interesting. It's especially intense when you play using the advanced scoring rules---it makes for a surprisingly challenging game!
Artwork: 3/5. The cards are all basically the same illustrated chameleon with a different colored background. I would say that the artwork in this game does its job well, but does not go beyond that.
Replayability: 4/5. Despite what I would have expected, this game stays fresh and playable despite many, many rounds. And of course, add in the advanced scoring option, and you get a game that is so different that it can hurt your brain a wee bit.
Awesomeness: 4/5. It's not legendary by any means, but it's a solid little game that is well worth is $11 price tag.
Bottom line: Coloretto's easy choices and simple rules make it almost the perfect kids' game, but it's smart enough to keep adults entertained as well. Geek Dads and Moms, give this one a shot and let us know what you think!
Played it with 3 players and it was a ton of fun, and easy for all 3 of us to learn (none of us had ever played it before). Also, tried it out with 2 players and it was just as much fun, but I think more than 2 players is better since it adds more dynamic to the game.
I love the theme, as well. A good theme always goes a long way in my opinion, even if it isn't necessary for game play. Chameleons, how cute and fun!
I'd definitely recommend this one for any age group, and it would definitely be a fun family game including kiddos :)
This is a simple game that is easy to take with you and it's easy to understand. My kids have a blast picking the colors they love and trying to force others to take colors they don't want.