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Calico | Review and How to Play

Jeff shares what he thinks of the latest AEG release, Calico

Calico (AEG/Flatout Games)Title: Calico

Publisher: AEG and Flatout Games

Designer: Kevin Russ

Artist: Beth Sobel

Number of Players: One to four players

Ages: 13+

Playtime: 30 to 45 minutes

Year: 2020

Genre: Abstract pattern creation and tile placement

MSRP: $39.99

I share a bit of a how to play, as well as my overall thoughts, about Calico from AEG and Flatout Games. In the game players compete to create quilts which will score the the most points for colors, patterns, and the various cats it attracts.

Calico Review and How to Play
 

2:10 Discussion about and a wee bit of a how to play of Calico
17:42 Final thoughts and review score

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First off, all the components in Calico are top notch and I was actually pleasantly surprised how well everything is presented. While the game art would lead you to believe this is going to be extremely light fare, the reality is Calico is going to require some brain power to complete the patterns and layout in order to maximize scoring. Truthfully, this could lead to some analysis paralysis is people take the game too seriously but it's not horribly bad. I love the fact there's plenty of replayablity both for multiplayer and for solo players as well.
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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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