- 75 Chromino tiles, all unique, using combinations of 5 colors;
- 5 Chameleon Chromino tiles, combining 2 different colors and a central square with a ★ symbol;
- 1 bag containing all the Chromino tiles and used to draw from;
Principle and aim of the game
The principle of the game is to play your Chromino tiles next to each other with at least two contacts between identically colored squares.
As well as the 75 basic tiles, there are also 5 Chameleon Chromino tiles. Their central square with ★ symbol is surrounded by 2 normal colored squares. The central square of a Chameleon Chromino can be placed in contact with any other color. This means it can therefore be in contact with one color on one side and a different color on the other!
Each player attempts to be the first to play all the Chromino tiles dealt at the beginning or drawn during the game.
The winner is the first player to play all their Chromino tiles.
Setting up the game
- Before the game begins, the players should look for a Chameleon Chromino tile. This first tile should be placed color-side-up in the center of the table. This Chromino tile will be the base around which the game will be built.
- All the remaining Chromino tiles are placed in the bag.
- Next, each player in turn draws eight tiles from the bag at random and places them on the table in front of him without showing them to the other players
Playing the game
Players take turns placing one tile on the table. The tile must color match a tile that has already been played in two places. The players turn is over and the next player plays. If the player does not have a matching tile, they will pick one tile from the bag. If they can play it, they may choose to do so, or place it in their hand and pass to the next person plays. Keep playing until someone has only one tile left. That person will place that tile face-up in front of them so that everyone can see it. After someone places their last tile, the other players continue to play so that everyone has a chance to play once. If another player manages to play their last tile during this turn, they will win also.
After a player has played their last tile, they are declared the winner and awarded 10 points. Other players count their remaining tiles, and deduct -10 points per tile left in their hand.