Who would love this: Adults and kids that enjoy a mind-twisting challenge, speed games, and colours!
This game is wow, just, WOW. I played this over 20 times with my 7 year-old in a week, and we can’t get enough of it. It has the combination of everything that we love: a mind-twisting speed game, reaction match, colour recognition race. Introducing today - “Colour Crazy” by Games + Design .
Why I love ❤️ this game:
(1) Speed Matching Game In A Uniquely Colourful Way
Have you heard of the “Stroop effect”? When I was young, I loved playing this speed game where players were asked to quickly name the colour of a set of printed words. The twist? The printed words are also names of some different set of colours. For example, the word “BLUE” may be printed in green, and the player was to call out the word “green” rather than reading the word “BLUE”. Trust me, it was hard, but super FUN! In Colour Crazy, you get coloured cards with name of a different colour printed on them. Shuffle and distribute cards amongst players, flip over the starting cards of a number of matching piles (eg. for a 2 player game, there will be 3 matching piles). Players then race to “match” the cards (colour to name, or vice versa) and be the first to get rid of all your cards in hand. For example, a yellow card can match with a blue card with a word that read “YELLOW” on it; a red card with the word “BLUE” can go on top of a blue card. We cannot match cards with similar colour or with same word on it (eg a red card cannot go on top of another red card etc). The result: mind-boggling, confusing, brilliantly FUN!
(2) Unique Colour Selections
I love the unique colour selection for the cards. Apart from the standard “Uno” colours, the game also includes “non-ordinary” types such as turquoise, teal, lime, orange, purple, magenta, and indigo.
(3) Special Power Cards To Spice Up The Game
I love the “special power” cards: “Wild” that can be matched with any cards, “Master” that can be matched with cards of the same colour or colour name, expanded “Complex Cards” to add more colour challenge, and “Block” card that can be used to block an active pile from being played.
(4) A Compact & Travel-Easy Game
I’m impressed with how compact the packaging is. I love the colour sorting system, card separators, and markings on the cards that make it such an ease to organise them.
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