Language dependence (0-4) 0. No necessary in-game text
Player Count 1 2 3 4
Playing Time 30 to 60 minutes
Designer Kevin Russ
Minimum age 13
Categories Abstract Strategy, Animals, Puzzle
Mechanics Pattern Building, Scenario / Mission / Campaign Game, Set Collection, Solo / Solitaire Game, Tile Placement
In Calico, players compete to sew the coziest quilt as they collect and place patches of different colors and patterns. Each quilt has a particular pattern that must be followed, and players are also trying to create color and pattern combinations that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also able to attract the cuddliest cats!
Turns are simple. Select a single patch tile from your hand and sew it into your quilt, then draw another patch into your hand from the three available. If you are able to create a color group, you may sew a button onto your quilt. If you are able to create a pattern combination that is attractive to any of the cats, it will come over and curl up on your quilt! At the end of the game, you score points for buttons, cats, and how well you were able to complete your unique quilt pattern.
—description from the publisher