Colour Nerds, There’s Now a Pantone Game!


Since 1963 Pantone provides a standard, universal language for the colours used by designers, printers, marketers, and anyone else looking for consistent colour reproduction, through the Pantone Matching System (PMS), which has now become a part of every designer’s toolbox.

Do you feel like your Pantone skills are wasted on print design alone? Well, there’s a treat in store for you. Get ready for Pantone: The Game, from Cryptozoic Entertainment and game designer Scott Rogers, and officially sanctioned by the kings of colour themselves.

Inspired by Pantone’s colour chips, the Pantone game players take turns as “The Artist,” arranging colour swatches in shapes representing a famous person or character. The other players take turns guessing who the character is, earning points for correct characters.

The game is played in three rounds and gets progressively more difficult as fewer swatches are available to Artists each round. The game can be played with as few as two players or up to 20, and includes an optional team scoring mode.

Pantone: The Game is recommended for ages eight and up and Cryptozoic estimates 10-20 minutes per play. Since the game relies more on player creativity and less on complex rules and settings, it’s well suited for knocking back a few beers with pals or a family game night.

The box is styled after a Pantone chip, and inside the game includes 125 character cards and 60 color swatches in 15 colours. While the game is timed and scored, there is no timer or scorecard included.

For those of you that see the world in Pantone colour codes, you might be sorry to hear that it won’t give you any advantages. Pantone: The Game is designed to unlock the inner artist in everyone, not just creative professionals.

Are you ready to unleash your creativity in a simple, engaging and competitive game? Pantone: The Game is waiting for you! See it in action in the video below!