My focus this last weekend was to get started opening my cadre of new games that piled up from last month:
|New games & expansions waiting to be opened and/or played|
Anyhow, as soon as I saw Pastiche I knew I had to have it - anything that has to do with art, painting and especially mixing colors is a must for me! I ordered a copy and had it delivered to Gamestorm. So, it's been sitting on there all ready for me to open it and get it to the table (and my friend Robert REALLY wanted to play it a couple of weeks ago when he was over) but didn't until this weekend as I knew I wanted to do a 'proper' box opening.
So, here it is!
|The box. Ready. Waiting.|
|Back of the box.|
|The first cut...|
|...the corner is exposed...|
|...and the |
|No box fart, but that would be too Neanderthal |
for a classy box such as this.
|The manual and advertising|
|The board - standard thickness and weight here.|
|A quick glance at the board - cool!|
|Everything else fits neatly into the box.|
|Nice! The tiles are already punched and bagged!|
|The commission 'cards' - nice solid, thick tiles.|
This was a nice touch too - the painting tiles are all punched and shrink-wrapped. This makes for the overall box size to be smaller AND it's neatly packed away for safe shipping. IMPRESSIVE!
|Both sets of commission 'cards'|
|Two decks of palette (i.e. color) cards.|
|A closer view of the rules|
|Player's aid card|
|An example of some commission cards|
|The palette board|
Now, considering it's function in the game, the palette board seems perhaps a bit big - at least that was my initial impression of viewing the board.
|Back of a palette card |
(which of course sits on the palette board)
|A mess of tiles....|
|I sorted them by middle color to see the distributions|
|A 'hand' full of commission and palette cards, plus 2 color tiles.|
|Commission cards in business card holders|
|Game set up for 2 players|
|End of 2-player game|
All-in-all this is a beautifully produced game - nice box, great components, player aids included, etc.
I want to play it a couple of more times then will eventually post a review. But, after my first play I will say I already love it! I'm hoping maybe to get in a play of it this weekend @ my parent's house when visiting for Easter. That will be a good test as my dad is partially color-blind so it will be interesting to see how he does with it.
It's a beautiful day here so, if it's beautiful where you are as well, go out and enjoy the weather! And, if you stay inside, enjoy the beauty of this game.