Kim Kizyma
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Colorfox

A few weeks ago, shopping at Barnes and Noble, I saw a card game that caught my eye. It's called Colorfox.

I truly had no idea what the objective of the game was, but honestly the design of the box is so cute and just aesthetically minimalistic and pleasing, that I had to get it. Literally for the design itself. Funny huh?

(The game is made by a company called Helvetiq. I did some research on Amazon prior to writing this post to see if they make any other games. They do! Honestly all of their other games look just as aesthetically pleasing...and I kind of want them all now!)

So Colorfox. I've played it 3 times so far. It's SO fun...and there is a bit of strategy to it, but some is just pure luck of the draw. It's really simple and gets addicting.

Games last about 20-30 minutes each, depending on how long you focus on the "game board" of cards laid out before playing your turn. (After you play a bunch of cards, there's a lot to look at!) You need two players minimum, and can go up to four players. It says ages 7 or so and up.

Gameplay is extremely simple. The premise is you have three cards. You play one, per turn, then draw another. (You always have 3 cards in your hand, except on your first turn when you start with 4, but don't draw).

You start with one card...then each turn, you play another card, by connecting it to a matching color. Then draw the stick of the color of the card that you just played.

You start with one card...then each turn, you play another card, by connecting it to a matching color. Then draw the stick of the color of the card that you just played.

You want to get as many "sticks" as you can. And more accurately, you want as many FULL sets of sticks as possible within the span of the game. The overall points and scoring is based on the quantity of complete sets of sticks you have, and then the extra sticks are extra points as well, but not as many.

Overall, it's an extremely fun, simple, and quick. I would, without a doubt, recommend Colorfox to anyone looking for a new card game to add to their game arsenal.

Grab the game on Amazon here!

kk