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Just released is Pastiche from Gryphon Games.  Designed by Sean D. MacDonald, the game features some of the most beautiful pieces of European artwork ever created.  It is for 2-4 players.  Players use strategic tile placement to create the color palettes they use to compete the 34 works of art included in the game.  It is a strategic family game, that has the side effect of injecting a little knowledge of the great masters into the players. 

Here’s what Gryphon has to say about the game:

 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.

The Game Includes:

  • Game Board
  • 124 Palette Cards
  • 54 Palette Hexes & 1 Three-Hex Starting Piece
  • 34 Commission Cards produced from the Bridgeman Art Library
  • 4 Player Reference Cards
  • Rulebook
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Elliott Miller

Elliott is well versed in all subjects and brings his expertise to bear on strategy, family, and Euro-style gaming. He no longer actively contributes to TGG and runs his own website at

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