Yes Pantone now has a game, of all things. Maybe we shouldn’t really be surprised. We’ve read the rules and objective and don’t really get it. Via DesignTaxi:
Cryptozoic Entertainment has teamed up with Scott Rogers—game designer and creative director behind video game series such as God of War—for ‘Pantone™: The Game’.
“In this easy-to-learn competitive party game, 2-20 players try to recognize characters from popular culture who are represented only by abstract arrangements of colors, inspired by Pantone™, the world’s leading color expert,” explains Cryptozoic Entertainment inside its press release.
“[T]he player who is currently the Artist chooses a Character Card and then designs a representation of that Character using only color Swatch Cards (in 15 different colors).”
“The other players subsequently take turns trying to guess who it is. If no one can guess the Character during a round, a Hint is given at the start of the next round, with each Hint reducing the number of points awarded to both the Artist and the player who correctly identifies the Character. The winner is the player who has the most points after each player acts as the Artist three times.”
For $70 on Amazon we’re not sure if the game’s worth it, but it’d definitely be a hit at design geek parties.