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Feb 2014
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Eric Foldenauer
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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Jun 2012
An innovative trick taking game that combines trick taking with the color palette. Very cool; very fun. Relatively easy to pick up the rules, and difficult to master.

The game is accessible to gamers and non gamers alike I think. The poker chips in the packaging keep falling out. That aspect is terrible. The art/design is appropriate to the game though. The mechanic seems tailor made to CGF's design style.

The more I play this game, the more I love it. I have come to feel that it is in a league of its own for trick taking games. The depth added with that sensible color palatte mechanism is so incredible. I cannot think of a game that packs more of a punch for what's in the box than this one.
2012-06-25
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Charlie Mote
United States
Decatur
Georgia
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Feb 2013
Different take on color theory game ala Pastiche.
2013-07-07
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takuya matsunaga
Japan
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Oct 2013
pala is a good trick-taking game!
2013-10-13
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-matt s.
United States
Eugene
Oregon
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8.5
Feb 2014
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Jeremiah Lee
United States
Sylvania
Ohio
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8.5
Oct 2011
Had the chance to learn this game at Essen '11, and was impressed. I don't follow the trick-taking scene, (I've enjoyed Bottle Imp), but this one does have a lot of fun. The theme of mixing colors is important, and works well with the the mechanics.

Changing the color of a trick while it's in play is fun.
2011-10-23
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Josh C.
United States
Dayton
OHIO (OH)
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8.5
Nov 2012
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Robert Seater
United States
Ashland
Massachusetts
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8
Aug 2014
trick taking + color mixing (I was the developer on the game)
2012-12-13
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Heiko Günther
Germany
Saarbrücken
Saarland
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I spent 100 GG so you can read this.
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8
Oct 2011
I'm not very much into trick-taking games but this one is just great. First few rounds were a bit confusing, but once I got it, it clicked.
2011-10-26
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Christopher Rao
United States
Seattle
WA
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Q:When I say "lawyer" what pops into your head? A:Someone who designs games about penguins." - Dormammu
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8
Oct 2011
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Wakefield Morys-Carter
United Kingdom
Oxford
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8
Oct 2011
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Kevin Rutherford
United States
Perrysburg
Ohio
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8
Dec 2011
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Daniel Kenel
United States
New London
Iowa
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Mar 2013
Holy shit this is a trippy trick-taker. Seems like it's best at lower player counts. I hope to be able to explore this one more.
2012-10-14
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Clint Herron
United States
Bethel
Ohio
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8
Jan 2012
Excellent excellent game -- I feared it would be a bland trick-taking game, but it didn't feel that way at all. The way that the colors mix is fantastic, and I really like the mix of two game modes. Great game!
2012-01-08
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Jay Volk
United States
Richfield
Ohio
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8
Jun 2012
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Francis Kan
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Dec 2012
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Carol C
United States
Brookline
Massachusetts
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Dec 2012
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Ben Friedberg
United States
Winona Lake
Indiana
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Sep 2013
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Ryan Metzler
United States
Round Lake Beach
Illinois
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"Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pinky?"
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"Wuhhh... I think so, Brain, but if a ham can operate a radio, why can't a pig set a VCR?"
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Feb 2013
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Bill Rosgen
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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Dec 2013
This is an interesting trick taking game, with some ability to change the suit being played mid-trick, though it is a little chaotic with six suits in 44 cards, only 40 of which are in play.
2013-12-08
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Brian Lewis
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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Oct 2013
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Andrew
Canada
Burnaby
British Columbia
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Oct 2014
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Will Giammona
United States
Oakland
California
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Sep 2014
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Yeon-Min Jung
South Korea
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7.6
Sep 2013
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Mark Bigney
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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7.5
May 2012
Extremely weird trick-taking game. The first play was a bit of a wash (no pun intended), but once you start to internalize the colour mixing mechanic things seem to come together. A fun variation on trick-taking that doesn't become obtuse.
2010-01-24
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Jonathan Harrison
United States
Fisher
Illinois
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7.5
May 2013
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2013-06-06
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Eric McGlohon
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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7.5
Dec 2014
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Crystal McLaughlin
Australia
WOLLONGONG
NSW
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7.5
May 2014
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Adam Porter
Wales
Cardiff
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7.5
Aug 2014
An excellent, very clever, new take on a simple trick-taking game. A very worthy addition to the genre, and an ingenious idea.
2014-05-01
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Antti Koskinen
Finland
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Nov 2011
Luckily I can live with not so good components in a trick taking game which is unique and fun.
2011-11-02
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Christian Frank
Germany
Freiburg
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Jan 2012
(Essen 2011 buy)
2011-10-24
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Lucas Hedgren
United States
Dublin
Ohio
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7
Aug 2012
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2011-11-08
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Cat THM
Ireland
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Sep 2013
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Oct 2013
solo
2014-04-30
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Chris Sniezek
United States
Dorchester
Massachusetts
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7
Apr 2012
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Tom Rosen
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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7
Jun 2012
Purchased: June 19, 2012
2012-06-19
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Cristian Cano
Spain
Sevilla
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Jun 2013
Strange trick taking game, I have to play it more to see if it's good or only OK, let's see if I can get it to the table again in a short period of time.
2012-07-05
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Tom Hilgert
Germany
Unspecified
Bavaria
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7
Jul 2012
Ratimg is for Pointillism. But I cannot recommend it as 3 player game
2012-07-28
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Alfred Zudse
Germany
Berlin
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7
Nov 2012
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Michael Hovan
United States
Elkhart
Indiana
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7
Feb 2013
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Jimmy Okolica
United States
Washington Township
Ohio
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Sep 2014
What a great trick taker! Unfortunately, I don't get enough opportunities to play with 3+ players. There's a lot of chances for screwage with the blending of colors. Definitely need more time for discovery.
2013-07-04
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Joel Weeks
United States
Roswell
Georgia
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7
May 2015
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Nick Gilbert
United States
Old Hickory
TN
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Jun 2013
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Martin G
United Kingdom
Bristol
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Oct 2013
It sounded like an intriguing trick-taker and that's exactly what it is! The 'trick' in this one is that you can play pairs of different-coloured cards to 'mix' a third colour.
2013-11-01
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David McGregor
United States
Flushing
Michigan
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7
Jan 2014
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R. Eric Reuss
United States
Arlington
Massachusetts
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Jun 2014
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Ryan Aguirre
United States
Houston
TX
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7
May 2014
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Jesse R
United States
Aberdeen
Maryland
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Sep 2014
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D Lew
United States
Eagle Mountain
Utah
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Apr 2015
Different take on trick-taking game. A little known gem.
2015-01-18
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Andy Parsons
United Kingdom
Chelmsford
Essex
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Jul 2015
A game whose basic mechanics are similar to Die Sieben Siegel in that players bid to win tricks in specific suits or no tricks at all. What makes Pala unique is its concept of mixing two primary coloured cards to create a higher value in a secondary colour. Most interestingly, this can be done to a card led by an opponent in order to change the colour of the suite that will win the trick. I think that Pala is one for the trick-taking geeks as there is barely any theme and it is quite cerebral. As a trick-taking geek and I enjoy it.

Artwork and production are to the usual poor standards of Cambridge Games Factory. At least the cards are of decent quality. The rules are well-written and clear.
2015-07-29
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