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USAopoly | Hues and Cues | Guessing Board Game | Ages 8+ | 3-10 Players | 30 Minutes Playing Time

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Can be adapted for younger players (focus either on the precision or on the memory aspect of the game). Hopefully our experience with the game, and this review, will help you judge if Hues and Cues might be a game your family and friends would enjoy playing.

Using only one and two-word cues, players try to get others to guess a specific hue from the 480 colours on the game board. Choosing color is an important part of gaming culture, sure, but it also might make the games easier for some people, like myself, who can get confused if they're different colors from one game to the next. In most games it doesn't really matter what color you are by the rules, and people don't chat about the pieces by their colors, so allowing each player to choose whatever color they want should be easy.Then in games where your player color doesn't matter you get your most preferred color that is a color available in the choosen game. I could take the blue pieces in every game I play, and so could one of my buddies, and it would never clash because I can see him as a different color, while he sees me as a different color. You can all choose your own color at the join screen, and each color can only be chosen once, but there is also the option of 'simplified player colors'. Yes, it can be tricky to think of unique cues to narrow people toward a certain color space, but I like challenges.

The flaw is that the shades of colour are all so close together that every playthrough you will get at least one person saying "lime", "lemon", "strawberry". Points are awarded at the end of each round, with guessing players scoring points depending on how close their markers were to the correct coordinates and the clue giver earning points from how many guesses were accurate. A game for a casual afternoon when you don’t have anything else to do, nothing more than that in my opinion, and last but not least, the game is not designed for colorblind people for obvious reasons, even if you are not colorblind and you are looking at the colors with different lights around (lamps, candles, color bulbs) this will impact your vision and will make you make wrong choices. If only two players are playing I would much prefer one of the two colors to be blue or yellow rather than the two being red and green. The faster and the more accurate you are – the more chances you have at winning the round and the game!The party board game then continues until a certain point amount - decided by the players - has been reached or a winner is otherwise declared. In my case, my kids just weren’t interested in playing the game by the rules; they much preferred to color spaces in as they saw fit. offers two ways to play the game depending on the ages of those playing, but they generally play the same.

The publisher responsible for Hues and Cues is The Op, the company behind titles such as co-op board game Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War, party board game Telestrations and various Star Wars board games, including Star Wars: Dark Side Rising. However, some of the cards have a selection of colors that makes the game very difficult to play because despite having 4 colors to choose from, all of them are very similar and give the player who gives the cues a tough time. Dicebreaker is owned by Gamer Network Limited, a ReedPop company and subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions Limited.It could be as simple as saying “cut open”, “pre-cut”, “guacamole”, or changing it up and going a different route like “Douglas fir”. If this is on, the player always sees his own pieces as blue, the enemies pieces are always red, and ally pieces are always yellow. Theirs actually work several different ways, which may partly be the age of the game, and partly the developer, I don't know.

This is a good choice for players who often opt to not play or get intimidated by louder group/party games that involve a high level of improve or social deduction. Easy to learn, quick to play: A crazy travel friendly board game for kids, Junior Colourbrain takes about 2 minutes to learn and 20 minutes to play. Since everyone imagines colours differently, connecting colours and clues has never been this much fun!In a lot of ways, it’s a nice change of pace from a competitive experience that you usually find in most games.

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