Add 3 new commissions to your gallery with the first of three expansions for Petite Pastiche! This expansion includes: "The Dream" by Franz Marc (deceptively dreamy, but not simple), "The Adoration of the Shepherds" by El Greco (It's tertiary time), and "Fishing Boats on the Beach" by Vincent Van Gogh (particularly perplexing primaries)!
Petite Pastiche the condensed version of the award-winning internation edition of Pastiche. The playing board has been eliminated, and there also also approximately 2/3 the hex tiles, 2/3 the palette cards and 2/3 the commission cards in Petite Pastiche (but the wooden easels remain!) 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. Explore the paintings, palettes and pasts of the artists in this unique and challenging family game. While placing hexagonal pieces to gain palette (color) cards, players learn 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.
“Pastiche…is stripped down to the core of art creation: get colors, mix colors, paint. The game comes across as both highly abstract and deeply thematic.” ~~ Eric Martin on BGG News
“The game components in Pastiche are amazing. Great quality from the famous art works on the canvas cards, to the rest of the game.” ~~ ghostbusterbob on BGG.com
“Pastiche helps enhance art appreciation… you get to enjoy and admire some great paintings while you're playing! It’s elegant, it's beautiful, and it works!” ~~Ender Wiggins on BGG.com
"Pastiche is a winner of the Mensa Mind Games competition" This information about the MENSA Select Award is presented from the MENSA website: www.mindgames.us.mensa.org. The Mensa Mind Games® competition provides an opportunity for game manufacturers to compete in one of the most respected and recognizable national games competitions, while having their games reviewed by some of the nation's most avid game-players — members of American Mensa. Each year, 200 Mensan participants, or "judges," play and critique games released in the past year and award the coveted Mensa Select® seal to the top five vote-getters.