Pastiche/Petite Pastiche

A world of beautiful colors comes alive in Pastiche as players choose commission cards picturing 34 of the finest European art works of the past six centuries. Players score their commissions by mixing primary colors through clever tile placement and recreating the palette of colors used by the masters who created these works. Explore the paintings, palettes, and pasts of the artists in this unique and challenging game for the whole family.


While placing hexagonal pieces to gain palette (color) cards, players become familiar with the different color combinations that produce the many hues of an artist’s palette, all listed on the Player Reference Card. Players also learn to recognize many great artists and their works as they complete commissions.


The "Petite Edition" of Pastiche was released in 2014 that reduced the number and quality of the components to make the game more affordable, with only very minor changes to gameplay


# of Players: 2 - 4
Mfg Suggested Ages: 10+
Playing Time: 40 - 60 min



Contents of Pastiche: 


  • 8 Easels to hold players’ commission cards
  • Game Board
  • 131 Palette Cards
  • 54 Palette Hexes & 1 Three-Hex Starting Piece
  • 34 Commission Cards reproduced from the Bridgeman Art Library
  • 4 Player Reference Cards
  • Rulebook in 5 languages (English, German, French, Italian, and Dutch)


Contents of Petite Pastiche:


  • 1 Start Card 
  • 4 Easels
  • 89 Palette Cards 
  • 1 Starting Hex
  • 36 Palette Hexes 
  • 23 Commission Cards
  • Rules in 5 Languages

What They're Saying About Pastiche


“ stripped down to the core of art creation: get colors, mix colors, paint. The game comes across as both highly abstract and deeply thematic.” ~~Eric Martin on


“Pastiche helps enhance art appreciation... you get to enjoy great paintings while playing. Elegant, beautiful, and it works!” ~~Ender Wiggins on


“The game components are amazing. Great quality from the famous art works, to the rest of the game.” ~~ GhostbusterBob

Download the Rules Pastiche (International Edition)
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]
Download the Rules Petite Pastiche
Adobe Acrobat document [2.2 MB]
Download the Rules Pastiche (International Edition) in German
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]

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Distributors & Retailers

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Sell Sheet
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