Designer: Kevin Russ
Artist: Beth Sobel
Year Published: 2020
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Number of Players: 1- 4 players
Recommended Ages: 13+ years
Categories: Abstract Strategy , Animals , Puzzle
Mechanics: Pattern Building , Set Collection , Tile Placement
Description: Calico is a puzzly tile-laying game of quilts and cats.
In Calico, players compete to sew the coziest quilt as they collect and place patches of different colors and patterns. Each quilt has a particular pattern that must be followed, and players are also trying to create color and pattern combinations that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also able to attract the cuddliest cats!
Turns are simple. Select a single patch tile from your hand and sew it into your quilt, then draw another patch into your hand from the three available. If you are able to create a color group, you may sew a button onto your quilt. If you are able to create a pattern combination that is attractive to any of the cats, it will come over and curl up on your quilt! At the end of the game, you score points for buttons, cats, and how well you were able to complete your unique quilt pattern.
—description from the publisher
More Information: here
Nov 26, 2020
Played 3 times (for the first time) yesterday and LOVE it!!
Nov 5, 2020
Ce n'est pas un jeu pour s'assoir et faire du social/jaser, c'est parfait pour les personnes qui ne sont pas dérangé.es par l'aspect «solitaire multi-joueureuses».
La variante solo, avec les 10 scénarios, offre son lot de défis. Possible aussi de jouer sans, et seulement essayer de battre son propre score.
p.s. Pour les personnes qui réfléchissent trop longtemps, peut-être qu'un chrono sera nécessaire pour empêcher le jeu de s'éterniser. view less
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
The components are top notch, the cats are very cute and you even have their personal story in the rule book! I got the Kickstarter pack which includes 2 more cats, which is fine. Games like Patchwork, Azul and Sagrada are really popular in our group and Calico definitely has a spot amongst those games.
Our cat even approves of this game! view less
Oct 2, 2020
Starting with the rules, every easy to understand and you can read th... view moree rulebook in 20 mins and teach the game in 5-10 mins. Super easy explain
This is a game in which you have to make tough choices, you won't be able to complete everything you want to do and you can't score everything. So knowing that from the depart you need to make sure you can outsmart your opponents by either not allowing them to take the tiles they want or by making good combos that would allow you to score solid points. Believe me, this is not easy.
Calico enters into the great category of easy rules but hard to master type of game. However, if your group is prone to analysis paralysis, you can expect them to be frustrated along the way. So, think about that.
I would recommend this game to families which want to try something in which they need to think and make decisions or gamers that are looking to play something for less than an hour and they want a bit of a challenge, which in my case and that's why this is a great fit for me and my group. view less