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

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Some rounds we’ve all hit really close to the chosen color and other times we’ve been super spread out all over the board. Those rounds usually bring a lot of laughs. Use examples from everyday life, from nature to pop culture, or materials and moods. Everyone around the table gets a turn to give cues and guess. The better your hints or guesses, the more points you earn. Play off others' experiences to narrow down what they have in mind! What hue do you think of when we say “apple”? Hues and Cues is a vibrant game of colorful communication where players are challenged to make connections to colors with words. Using only one and two-word cues, players try to get others to guess a specific hue from the 480 colors on the game board. The closer the guesses are to the target, the more points you earn. Since everyone imagines colors differently, connecting colors and clues has never been this much fun!

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The other players score points depending on where their cones are in relation to the scoring frame. Guessing the exact square is worth 3 points. Each cone within the frame but not in the exact center scores 2 points. And each cone adjacent to the frame on the outside scores 1 point.But that doesn’t mean it’s not a fun game to play. The real question is will your family and friends enjoy playing it? True, there are bunches of colours on the board which are almost indistinguishable from one another, but nuance is the secret sauce that makes Hues and Cues so tasty. It’s the difference between Dairy Milk and aubergine. It’s grass versus lime versus aircraft primer. I thought I had a great word cue to give for the green color I chose. But when I found it on the board and saw the huge variety of hues around it, my mind started scrambling for how my cue would be interpreted. Would it be descriptive enough?

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You now know how to play Hues and Cues. Seriously, that’s it, and that’s what makes it a fantastic game for a large group. It supports up to ten players, but with more than eight you might find it hard to place your guess markers down without disturbing the others already on the board. That sort of thing bugs me, but who knows, maybe your clan enjoys that kind of abject chaos. Who am I to judge? The board is really glossy too, which makes it a pain to photograph, but ideal for wiping off dropped bits of Christmas cake. Kaleidoscope In fact, when playing with that group we don’t stop with just being the cue-giver twice. We just keep going until our lunch break is over. The Cue-Giver can then give a second clue (two-words this time). This gives everyone another chance to place a second pawn. (They can opt not to do this, if they think it isn’t beneficial to them!) Then the Cue-Giver places a 3x3 ‘fence’ over the coordinate of their colour. Every pawn inside this fence scores the Cue-Giver 1 point each. Any pawn on the exact square scores that player 3 points. Any pawn elsewhere within the fence scores 2 points. Any pawns on the immediate outside edge of the fence scores 1 point. Then the board resets, and the next player becomes the Cue-Giver…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. The clue you give cannot be a primary or ordinary colour word (yellow, blue, red, orange), but it can be a shade (violet, fuchsia, magnolia). It also cannot be an object present in the room you are playing. A rule of thumb is to think it needs to be something that can be misinterpreted or, at least interpreted, differently by the group. In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

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We have yet to play with players who are colorblind, so we don’t know what they’ll think of the game. But we could only imagine it would be tough.So yes it’s a keeper. It’s just going to be a game that I keep on the game shelves at my office rather than at home. (Yes, I have game shelves at the office…)

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